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Ohio Northern University to host 36th annual Law Review Symposium

Mar 21, 2013

Ohio Northern University presents the 36th annual Law Review Symposium, “Congress on the Red Carpet: Legislation Impacting the Entertainment and Social Media Industries,” in the Pettit College of Law’s Moot Court Room on Friday, April 19. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. This symposium is open to the public.

The speakers will discuss the various areas of entertainment law with specific focus on the music, television, sports, social media and art industries. At this year’s ONU Law Review Symposium, individuals will have the opportunity to see where the law and these industries intersect from the viewpoints of those who make it all possible.

Brian Mencher is a founding partner of Beame & Mencher LLP, a boutique entertainment law practice based in New York City. With a background in music, Mencher’s law practice focuses on artist representation, intellectual property management, deal-making, general business governance and new media/technology advisement. Mencher’s clients include major-label artists, producers, new media/tech upstarts, award-winning filmmakers, Broadway actors, television personalities and other professionals in the entertainment industries.

Barry Chase, an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law Schools, has been an advocate of communications and first amendment law since his legal debut. During the early 1970s, Chase represented such media giants as CBS, the Times-Mirror Company, Capital Cities Communications and Time Inc. regarding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) matters. For nearly 20 years, Chase worked for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and its affiliates as associate general counsel, director of PBS’s News and Public Affairs Programming, and vice president of programming. In the mid-1990s, Chase returned to the practice of entertainment law in Miami. He represents Spanish- and English-language musical artists, television stars, composers, record companies, filmmakers, actors, models, authors, screenwriters, live performers, visual artists, and Internet and new media entrepreneurs.

Matthew Mitten is the director of the National Sports Law Institute and the LL.M. in Sports Law for Foreign Lawyers program at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. A leading sports law scholar, he has published articles in several of the nation’s leading law reviews and has co-authored a textbook titled “Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems,” which is currently in its second edition. Mitten testified before a Congressional joint subcommittee regarding proposed federal regulation of ephedrine in August 2003. He has discussed a wide variety of sports law topics at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, England, the Republic of Korea and Turkey. 

Pedram Tabibi is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is an associate at Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein and Breitstone LLP in Mineola, N.Y. Tabibi’s legal expertise in the field of intellectual property law and Internet law includes privacy and publicity rights in Facebook advertising, domain name disputes, cyber-squatting, online trademark and copyright infringement, violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, notice and takedown letters, website provider immunity under the Communications Decency Act, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and violations of a non-compete agreement through Facebook and LinkedIn.

Sherri Burr is a graduate of Yale Law School, Princeton University and Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of 17 books and hundreds of articles that have been published in journals in the United States, Spain, Japan and the United Kingdom. The Regents’ Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, Burr is one of the country’s leading authorities on entertainment law and the producer and host of the television talk show “Arts Talk,” which is now presenting its 15th season. An internationally renowned lecturer, Burr has spoken at universities in Barbados, Canada, Chile, France, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Spain and South Africa. In the United States, she has lectured at Dartmouth, Yale, New York University, the University of Iowa and numerous other educational institutions.

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