Exposition on Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Law

On September 13, PIPSELF, along with the Pace Law School Office of Student Services, sponsored the first ever Pace Exposition on I.P., Sports, & Entertainment Law.  It gathered students and attorneys alike at Pace Law School for a set of three panels discussing these various areas of law, highlighted by keynote speaker James Quinn of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.  The Exposition sported one of the most impressive rosters of attorneys to ever collectively come to speak at Pace Law School and proved to be a tremendous success.

In the spring of 2011, PIPSELF Managing Editor Chris Psihoules and IT Editor Edward Kealy conceived the idea for an event at Pace which would involve top attorneys in their fields to speak collectively on the subjects of interest to the Forum.  After months of planning and diligent work, they were able to achieve just that as the Tudor Room was filled with students and attorneys to witness and participate in the Exposition.

The program included many high profile attorneys.  Heading up the Business Transactions in Sports panel was Peter White of DLA Piper, Hymie Elhai of the New York Jets, Dimitrios Efstathiou of Major League Soccer, and Ryan Schaffer of Ropes & Gray with a special thanks to the panel’s moderator, Tim Cedrone of Appruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, P.C.  Lydia Cheuk of Blue Man Productions, LLC, Suzanne White of Coach, Inc., and Mary Rasenberger of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams, & Sheppard LLP participated as panelists for the New Media and the Digital Environment panel, which was moderated by PIPSELF Editor-in-Chief, Jennette Wiser.  The program also included a CLE discussion led by Pace Law School Professor Gary Munneke, who spoke on the evolving roles for attorneys practicing in these areas of law.

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