Panel Details

Friday 05/10/2019
Sheraton C
9:50AM - 10:30AM
(40 minutes)

Interview & Panel Discussion

The Mega-Multi-Tasker: How the Modern Entertainment Lawyer Operates

They rep talent, they launch talent-driven “brands,” they create the contracts that launch monster live events. All this, and they operate as digital cops, protecting clients’ interests in cyberspace. This panel event kicks off with a short interview with Ed Shapiro – a partner in the firm of Reed Smith LLP – who reps the likes of Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kesha, Mariah Carey and DJs Kaskade and Louis the Child. He’ll be joined by Liebenson Law's Jeff Liebenson (who repped EMI with iTunes, Sony with its Pressplay online service and advises other current digital services--Jeff also is President of the IAEL),
Ocean Town Music’s Matt Gorman, Paul Farberman (Celine Dion), Gowling WLG’s Susan Abramovitch (Secret City Records, Six Shooter Records, Jann Arden, Bruce Cockburn, The Cowboy Junkies) and The Carter Law Firm’s Uwonda Carter Scott, Esq. (named Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association).
"Presented in conjunction with the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL)”
Jeff Liebenson
Entertainment Lawyer
Liebenson Law
New York, USA
Matt Gorman
Lawyer & Owner
Ocean Town Music
Halifax, Canada
Paul Farberman
Paul Farberman Entertainment Inc
Manhattan Beach, USA
Susan Abramovitch
Partner and Leader, Entertainment Law Group
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Toronto, Canada
Uwonda Carter Scott, Esq
Entertainment Lawyer
The Carter Law Firm, PC
Atlanta, USA
Featured Speaker
Ed Shapiro
Reed Smith
New York, USA