- Robert J. deBrauwere, Partner, Pryor Cashman
- Anthony Ramirez, Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP
- Anita K. Sharma, Sharma Law PLLC
Robert J. deBrauwere co-chairs Pryor Cashman’s Digital Media Group and is a member of the Intellectual Property, Media + Entertainment and Litigation Groups. His extensive knowledge of the interplay between IP, technology, media, entertainment and music has earned him the role of trusted business and legal advisor to some of the world’s most cutting-edge companies and influential artists and songwriters. A former computer programmer and concert and theater sound/lighting engineer, Rob understands how technology and entertainment intersect in the digital world. He recognizes the challenges that accompany the design and development of new applications, products and distribution channels, and works alongside his clients to devise solutions that are scalable and secure.
Anthony Ramirez is of counsel in the Technology Transactions Group in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster. Anthony advises clients on general commercial and transactional matters. His clients include technology, media, and communications companies with considerable intellectual property assets. His practice focuses on the legal aspects of licensing and commercializing technology and intellectual property, as well as negotiating general commercial contracts. He also regularly assists clients with legal issues relating to mobile applications and social media.
Anita K. Sharma is an entertainment lawyer and producer based In New York City. Her entertainment law practice covers the areas of film, television, intellectual property, digital media and branded entertainment. Anita has developed a specialized digital media practice representing YouTubers and digital influencers like Lilly Singh (IISuperwomanII), Marcus Butler, Dulce Candy, Judy Travis (ItsJudysLife) Louis Cole (FunForLouis), Jasmeet Singh (JusReign), Sara Lynn Cauchon (The Domestic Geek) and LaToya Ali (LaToya Forever).
As a producer, in 2010 Anita produced her first award-winning feature film, Stag, that premiered at the LA Comedy Fest where it won “Best Ensemble” & the “Award of Excellence”. In 2011 she produced The Conversation, an online interactive website companion piece to Sarah Polley’s film Take This Waltz. In 2010, Anita produced the short film Champagne, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2012 Anita was invited to attend the Rotterdam International Film Festival’s Producer’s Lab and the Toronto International Film Festival’s Producer’s Lab.
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