Category: GEMA, GEMA Event

Title:The 10th Annual GEMALaw Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium

The 10th Annual GEMALaw Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 10:00AM-5:00PM
Georgetown Law | Hart Auditorium

Opening Remarks, Annick Banoun & Marissa Moshell, GEMALaw Co-Presidents

The Founders: A Conversation with the Founders of GEMALaw about the Role of In-House Counsel

  • Moderator: Daniel Werly (L’09), Partner, Sievert & Werly LLP
  • Raquel Braun (L’10), Director, Business & Legal Affairs, Fox Sports/Fox Cable Networks
  • Claire Magee (L’09), Corporate Counsel, Raycom Media
  • Daniel Navarro (L’09), Associate Counsel, National Basketball Association
  • Riana Positano (L’11), Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, The Madison Square Garden Company

The Dealmakers: A Conversation About the Art of Making a Deal in Hollywood

  • Moderator: Jeffrey Schneider, Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, National Geographic Partners
  • Roy Cho (L’09), Vice President of Distribution, AMC Networks
  • Christopher Floyd (L’90), Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Amblin Partners
  • Rebecca Sanhueza, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, IMG
  • Lisa Williams-Fauntroy (L’94), Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications
  • Claudine Wilson (L’09), Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, HBO

Presentation of the Alumni Achievement Award
Darrell D. Miller (L’90), Chair, Entertainment Law Department and Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office, Fox Rothschild LLP

Networking Lunch

A Decade of GEMALaw: A Look Back
Raquel Braun (L’10), Founder, GEMALaw

The Innovators: A Conversation About the Legal Challenges Facing Technology Platforms

  • Moderator: Evelyn Miller, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, National Geographic
  • Gregory Brehm (L’91), Assistant General Counsel, BuzzFeed
  • Jim Lucchese (L’05), Global Head of Creator, Spotify
  • Rob Seiden (L’13), Senior Manager, Business Affairs, Vevo
  • Emily Sharpe (L’13), Privacy & Public Policy Manager, Facebook

The Game Changers: A Conversation with the GCs of Major Sports Franchises

  • Moderator: Samyr Laine (L’10), Counsel, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • Nicole Duckett Fricke (C’95), General Counsel & Vice President, LA Clippers
  • John Keenan (L’95), Senior Vice President & General Counsel, AEG
  • Djenaba Parker (B’02), General Counsel, New York Red Bulls
  • Joe Pierce (B’91), Vice President & General Counsel, Hornets Sports & Entertainment

Closing Remarks

4:15-5:00 PM

CLE Credit Available
Please RSVP
Direct all questions to Annick Banoun & Marissa Moshell at