Intellectual Property Law Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 6.50 (Professional Practice 5.50, Ethics 1.00)
Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor


8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:55 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Chair/Program Chair

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Ethical Issues in Your New Media Practice (1.0 Credit in Ethics) 
The ethical obligations of outside counsel in advising clients with respect to emerging social media.  A discussion on evolving ethical rules and best practices for attorneys in social media, as well as emerging liability concerns and predictions.

Anthony LoCicero, Esq.
Amster Rothstein

Theo Nittis
Principal, Gemini Risk Partners, LLC

John Reed
Marketing Consultant, RainBDM

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Entertainment and New Media (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
Hollywood stars, sports teams and leagues are prolific trademark and copyright/media rights holders. The rise of new media platforms and formats is accompanied by new IP protection challenges, e.g., clearance, enforcement, monitoring, obtaining rights.

Danielle E. Maggiacomo, Esq. (Moderator) 
Frankfurt Kurnit 

Catherine Farrelly, Esq.
Frankfurt Kurnit

Jemar Daniel, Esq.
Vice President and Senior Counsel, Business Legal Affairs, Viacom

Sacha Tarrant, Esq.
Director, Digital Rights Strategy and Enforcement, NBA

Deborah Robinson, Esq.
VP & Sr. Counsel Anti-Piracy, Viacom

Adrian D. Stubbs, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel, CBS Television

Matthew Winterroth, Esq.
VP & Intellectual Property Counsel, WWE

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Advertising, Social Media and the FTC (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice) 
Impact on how the FTC is changing the way brand owners market in the various new media channels, e.g., influencers, claim substantiation, etc.  

Barry Benjamin, Esq.
Kilpatrick Townsend LLP

Nur-ul Haq, Esq.
VP & Counsel, Tech & Kids Compliance, Viacom

Ann Gorfinkle, Esq.
VP, Standards and Practices for Nickelodeon, Viacom

Rebecca Leigh Griffith Esq.
Senior Counsel, Unilever United States, Inc.

12:50 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch                        

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.  The Media-Content Deal (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
Do’s and Don’ts for Parties to a New Media Deal.  The panel will take us through the important aspects of a typical deal between companies like Amazon and Content Providers.

Marc Lieberstein, Esq. (Moderator)
Kilpatrick Townsend, LLP 

David Stonehill, Esq.
SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Global Digital & New Media, Viacom

Rick Baker, Esq.
SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Content Distribution, Viacom

Jill Greenwald, Esq.
Assistant Chief Counsel, ABC Division of Disney Corporation

Richard Eisert, Esq.
Davis & Gilbert LLP

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Privacy and the Internet of Things (IoT) (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
The IoT is now in our homes, on the streets, and on your person as new smart appliances, city-sensors, and wearable tech.  This rise of “smart” devices in our homes and on our person, has raised significant and growing data privacy concerns related not only to social media, but also the devices we use to stay connected with the world.

This privacy focused panel will discuss the GDPR and upcoming U.S. state data privacy laws (e.g., California Consumer Privacy Act, A.B. 375).  How privacy and consumer protection laws intersect with the rise of ever present IoT “smart devices” in our homes or on our person, including data gathering, storage, and use issues for devices like Alexa, Cortana, smart TV's, smart watches.

Leonie Huang, Esq. (Moderator)
Holland & Knight 

Mark Melodia, Esq.
Partner, Holland & Knight

Jessica Lee, Esq.
Partner, Loeb & Loeb

Anthony Ford, Esq.
Senior Data Privacy Counsel, Medidata Solutions, Inc.

Manas Mohapatra, Esq.
Chief Privacy Officer at Viacom

3:50 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.  Break

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Patents in the New Media  (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
A discussion on patents covering new media technology and understanding patent opportunities and pitfalls with content delivery.

Douglas A. Miro, Esq. (Moderator)
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP 

Charles Macedo, Esq.
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP

Richard P. Zemsky
Chief Operating Officer, AIMeCast, LLC