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Legal Seminars in Los Angeles:

Lunch With… Program. A mini mentoring program where an esteemed and experienced attorney has lunch with 8 Barristers to provide guidance and answer questions. 2010/2011 participants included: Skip Brittenham, Bert Fields, Patti Felker, Jay Cooper, John Schulman, Barry Hirsch, Alan Wertheimer, Matt Johnson, Bruce Ramer, Jordan Yospe, Bryan Freedman, Patty Glaser, Peter Nelson, John Branca, Bob Darwell, Melanie Cook, Les Abell, Bob Myman, Leah Weil, Martin Katz, Nina Shaw, Roman Silberfeld, Tom Hansen, Scott Edelman, Tom Hoberman, Neville Johnson. Beverly Hills Bar Association. 2010/2011. (Moderator and Organizer)

The Nuts and Bolts of the Entertainment Business: Gaining a Competitive Edge By Understanding the Legal and Business Complexities of the Ever Changing Marketplace Part 3. Series of 6 programs: Investor Film Financing, The World of Music Clearance and Licensing (Alan Ett, AECG), What Every Transactional Attorney should Know to Avoid Litigation, A Conversation with Talent, Music Publishing: How the Business of Nickels and Dimes, Investor Film Financing Part 2. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, Summer 2011. (Moderator and Organizer)

The Nuts and Bolts of the Entertainment Business: Gaining a Competitive Edge By Understanding the Legal and Business Complexities of the Ever Changing Marketplace Part 2. Series of 7 programs: Representing Talent (Jeanine Percival Wright, Esq., Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., Sam Rogoway, Esq., Hansen Jacobson et al, Mikhail Nayfeld, Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Gabrielle Krengel, Domain Talent), Mock Negotiations between a Writer and a Studio/Network (Jeffrey S. Weiss, Esq., Entertainment Transactional Attorney and Expert Litigation Consultant to Plaintiffs' Counsel and Richard Marks, Esq., Senior Partner at The Point Media), Forensic Accounting for Film and TV (Ben Sheppard, Alix Partners, Michele Gentille, Partner Green Hasson & Janks and Jeff Barker, Esq.), New Media Mobile Delivery (Joshua Zarrow
General Attorney, Chief Counsel Content Services at AT&T Mobility, Madeline Herdrich
, Vice President, Digital & Mobile - Americas, Paramount Pictures, Brian Wynne
Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs for Jesta Digital, Aaron Harrison
Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music Group (eLabs)), Music Industry Basics Part 2 (Kia Kamran, Esq.), Film and TV Clearances (Cassandra Barbour, Entertainment Clearances, Inc., Laura Sevier, Entertainment Clearances, Inc. and Jeanine Percival Wright, Esq., Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP), Show Me The Money: Mock Negotiations between and Actor and the Studio (Jeffrey S. Weiss, Esq., Entertainment Transactional Attorney and Expert Litigation Consultant to Plaintiffs' Counsel and Richard Marks, Esq., Senior Partner at The Point Media). The Beverly Hills Bar Association, Winter/Spring 2010. (Moderator and Organizer)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Entertainment Law. Series of 4 programs. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2011. (Organizer).

Is The Non-Profit World Teaming With Fraud? Arlen Gunnar, Esq., Valensi Rose PLC and Robert McKim, McKim Non-Profit Consulting. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, September 2011. (Organizer)

Representing Clients in Mediation. Lee Jay Berman, Esq., American Institute of Mediation. The Beverly Hills Bar Association. June 2011 (Organizer).

Form 1099 Reporting in Lawsuits and Settlements. Louis Michelson, Esq. The Beverly Hills Bar Association. May 2011. (Organizer)

Representing Non-Profits or Sitting on the Board of a Non-Profit- Part 2. Arlen Gunnar, Esq., Valensi Rose PLC and Robert McKim, McKim Non-Profit Consulting. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, January 2011. (Organizer)

Representing Non-Profits or Sitting on the Board of a Non-Profit. Arlen Gunnar, Esq., Valensi Rose PLC and Robert McKim, McKim Non-Profit Consulting . The Beverly Hills Bar Association, December 2010. (Organizer)

The Nuts and Bolts of the Entertainment Business: Gaining a Competitive Edge By Understanding the Legal and Business Complexities of the Ever Changing Marketplace. Series of 9 programs: Production Basics (Fred Fontana, Producer and Steven Yell, Producer), Representing and Employing Children in the Entertainment Industry (Rob Pafundi, Esq. and Toni Casala, Children In Film), Production Counsel (Susannah Jeffers, Esq.), Film and TV Finance (Caroline Raufi, Esq.), Music Industry Basics (Kia Kamran, Esq.), Distribution Basics (Caroline Raufi, Esq.), Internet and New Media (David Shall, Esq., Vuguru), Entertainment and Immigration Issues Howard D. Shapiro, Esq., Partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP and G. Fabricio Lopez, Esq., The Walt Disney Company) and Reality Television (Michael Morales, Esq., Adam Hime, Esq. Vice President and Senior Counsel for Intellectual Property and Litigation at MTV Networks, Jeffrey S. Weiss, Esq., Transactional Entertainment Attorney and Litigation Consultant and Jeanine Percival Wright, Esq., Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.) The Beverly Hills Bar Association, Fall/Winter 2010. (Moderator and Organizer)

Casting Your Net and Coming Up With Buried Treasure: Net Results on Net Profits Cases. John M. Gatti, Esq., Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Mark Holscher, Esq., Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Roman M. Silberfeld, Esq., Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, and Neville L. Johnson, Esq., Johnson & Johnson LLP) The Beverly Hills Bar Association, August 2010 (Organizer).

Guilding the Lily: Getting What You Need From the Guilds And Avoiding Potential Problems. Tiffanie Baker, DGA Assistant General Counsel, Consuelo Flores, AFTRA Director Agency, Member Education, EEO & Frank Nelson Fund, AFTRA LA Local, Olga Rodriguez Aguirre, SAG, Counsel II, Laurie Wilson Espinosa – WGA Senior Contracts Counsel and Susannah Jeffers, Esq.) The Beverly Hills Bar Association. June 2010 (Organizer).

Flashdance – What happens when the bulbs go off? The Great Debate: Privacy vs. the First Amendment – California’s New Anti-Paparazzi Law and What it Mean for Your Clients. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, April 2010. (Organizer)

Demystifying Music Rights. Susan Rabin, Esq. The Beverly Hills Bar Association. February 2010. (Organizer)

Dancing With The Star Dealmakers: Don’t Be The Biggest Loser in Reality TV. Jeanne Newman, Esq. and Jana Winograde, Esq. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, October 28, 2009. (Moderator and Organizer)

The Nuts and Bolts of the Entertainment Business: Gaining a Competitive Edge By Understanding the Legal and Business Complexities of the Ever Changing Marketplace. Series of 8 programs: Production Basics, Representing and Employing Children in the Entertainment Industry, The Adult Industry, Production Counsel, Film and TV Finance, Music Industry Basics, Distribution Basics and Reality Television. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2007-2008. (Moderator and Organizer)

Master Class: How to Navigate the Choppy Waters of Life from a Legal, Business and Financial Standpoint. Women In Film, July 2008. (Speaker)

USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business Syllabus Committee, October 2007, October 2008 and October 2009, October 2010, October 2011.

The Nuts and Bolts of Copyright Litigation. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, January 27, 2009. (Organizer)

Reaching Out To Your Audiences: Successfully Marketing Your Film, TV and Media Projects While Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls. The Beverly Hills Bar Association, December 9, 2008. (Moderator and Organizer)