Category: GEMA, GEMA Event

Title:The 13th Annual GEMALaw Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium 

The 13th Annual GEMALaw Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium
Sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Friday, January 31, 2020 | Georgetown Law |
Hart Auditorium
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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GEMALaw’s signature event is the GEMALaw Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium. Started in conjunction with the launch of GEMALaw, the GEMALaw Symposium is a full day event featuring various panels addressing hot button issues in the sports, entertainment and media industries. The Symposium also provides students an opportunity to interact with prominent Georgetown alumni in the media, sports and entertainment industries, while also allowing alumni to network with each other. During the Symposium, GEMALaw presents a distinguished alumnus with the GEMALaw Alumni Achievement Award.

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10:00-10:10 AM
Opening Remarks, Jaclyn Manganiello & Samuel Poulos, GEMALaw Co-Presidents

10:10-11:10 AM
A Conversation with Georgetown Law Alumni about the Role of In-House Counsel
Moderator: Angela Ball (L’99), Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, NBCUniversal

  • Daniel Navarro (L’09), Senior Counsel at PGA Tour
  • Julie Shapiro (L’07), Senior Director, Legal and Business Affairs, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Regina Thomas (L’99), Associate General Counsel & Global Lead, Media Law, Verizon Media
  • Rachel Carlson Lieber (L’95), Director & Associate General Counsel, Investigations, Facebook
  • Carrie Dove Storer (L’94), Chief Human Resources Officer, NPR

11:20 AM -12:45 PM
The Future of College Sports: Game Plan for College Athletes to Receive Endorsement Pay (Sponsored by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics)
Moderator: Kendall Spencer (L’20), Former Chair, NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and former member, NCAA Division I Board of Directors

  • Tom McMillen, Founder and CEO, Lead1 Association and Former Congressman
  • Donald Remy, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, NCAA
  • Amy Perko, Chief Executive Officer, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Gabe Feldman, Associate Professor of Law and Sher Garner Faculty Scholar; Associate Provost, NCAA Compliance and Director, Sports Law Program, Tulane University

12:45-1:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:30-2:30 PM
How “Creator-First” Streaming Tools Have Shifted Roles in the Music Industry
Moderator: Madhavi Sunder, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

  • Harry Clarke, Senior Counsel, Head of Product & Tech, Spotify
  • Lauren Spahn, Partner, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
  • Eric Weiss (L’09), Legal Counsel, IP and Content, SoundCloud
  • Mark Robinson, General Counsel, 300 Entertainment
  • John Simson, Counsel, Fox Rothschild

2:34 – 3:45 PM
The Business & Ethics of Facial Recognition
Moderator: Amanda Levendowski, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

  • Linda Moon, Stanton Foundation National Security Fellow, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Sulina Gabale, Managing Associate and Founding Member, Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Clare Garvie (L’15), Senior Associate, the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology
  • Jeff Kosseff (L’10), Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law, United States Naval Academy
  • Lindsey Barrett (L’17), Attorney and Teaching Fellow, Institute for Public Representation Communications & Technology Clinic

3:45 – 4:00 PM
Presentation of the Alumni Achievement Award to Susan A. Meisel (L’86), Senior Vice President, Corporate Deputy General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment

4:00-5:00 PM
Networking Reception

The Georgetown Law Sports, Entertainment, & Media Society