Representing High Profile Clients in Litigation Matters
Yakub Hazzard will be speaking on the panel, "Ripped from the Headlines: Representing High Profile Clients in Litigation Matters," on November 7, 2019 at the 39th Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association's (BESLA) Annual Conference, titled "The Shift, Fostering an Entrepreneurial & Collaborative Mindset for Empowerment." The entire conference will take place at the Westin Playa Bonita Hotel in Panama City, Panama from November 6-10, 2019.
About the Conference
Trends don’t matter, but skills and techniques do. At this year’s BESLA Annual Conference, participants will be challenged to shift his/her perspective in preparation for personal and professional empowerment in 2020 and beyond! We urge participants to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in their professional books of business whether at a law firm, as in-house counsel, or as a solo practitioner. Participants will also come to understand the benefits of collaborating with other industry colleagues. Through collaboration and networking, we empower not only ourselves, but others in the same space.
"Ripped from the Headlines: Representing High Profile Clients in Litigation Matters"
(Music/Sports/Film & TV)
Thursday, November 7, 2019
12:45 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. (EST)
Panel of experienced professionals share their experiences having represented high profile celebrities in a variety of public litigation matters including right of publicity, copyright litigation as well as divorce/paternity actions. Panelists will share best legal practices unique to celebrity representation, navigating the media and the Celebrity’s family/team of advisors, as well as discussing the financial impact of litigation and strategies to survive.
- Randall M. Kessler, Founding Partner, Kessler & Solomiany Law (MODERATOR)
- Ivory T. Brown, Founding Partner, Ivory T. Brown P.C.
- Yakub Hazzard, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
- Derede McCalpin, Head of Litigation Communications, LEVICK
- Anthony Mulrain, Member/Co-Chair, Sports & Entertainment Practice, Mintz Levin
- Octavius “Ted” Reid, SVP/Wealth Advisor, Sports & Entertainment Director, Morgan Stanley