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ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries' 41st Annual Conference: "Playing the Game"

Las Vegas, NV
October 11-13, 2019

Emily F. Evitt and Gabriella Nourafchan will be speaking on multiple panels at the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries' 41st Annual Conference, "Playing the Game," taking place from October 11-13, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

This year's meeting offers three days of innovative and educational programs on a wide spectrum of entertainment and sports topics, as well as collegial social events for attorneys, certified public accountants and other professionals practicing in every sector of the industry. The CLE and networking opportunities are unparalled.


"Tips From the Battlefield: The Zealous Representation of Clients in the Modern World and Avoiding Missteps"
Friday, October 11, 2019
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM (PST)
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law l Las Vegas, NV

From his perspective as a premier trial attorney, Neville Johnson will present an entertaining and informative survey of the hot-button issues facing transactional, litigation and in-house entertainment counsel including potential liability for demand letters, landmines in talking to the press, potential liability when there is dual representation of clients or conflicts, insuring that fee agreements (percentage, oral) are compliant with law, lawyers soliciting employment and negotiating deals under California Talent Agencies Act, failure to advise clients of the risks of litigation, insuring that referral fees are paid, arbitration agreements, profit-participation litigation, copyright registration, bankruptcy, bond requirements for independent producers, and new media issues/distribution methods not anticipated/streaming.

Lead Facilitator: Emily Evitt | Mitchell Silberberg and Knupp, Los Angeles, CA
Speaker: Neville Johnson | Johnson and Johnson, Beverly Hills, CA


"Litigation Round-up"
Sunday, October 13, 2019
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (PST)
Four Seasons Hotel l Las Vegas, NV

This last year has seen landmark decisions on a variety of issues in Entertainment Law–Sports, Music, Film and Television, and other key areas. A panel of litigation experts will run down some of the major developments in Court cases during the past year. This must-see event for all attendees will present practice tips and lessons learned from the litigation during the past year. The panel will also talk about discernable trends and cases likely to be a major factor in Entertainment Law in the coming year.

Lead Facilitator: Ken Freundlich | Freundlich Law, Encino, CA
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