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Digital Media Bootcamp (Continuing Legal Education)

May 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Most of us engage with digital and social media every day, whether posting photos to Instagram, designing digital video content, or interacting with fans on a podcast. Join VLA on May 9, 2018 for our popular Digital Media Bootcamp, where we’ll explore the exciting legal landscape of digital and social media!

Attorneys will learn how to counsel artists and arts organizations on legal and regulatory issues in the digital space, and artists and content creators will benefit from learning how to best promote their work on digital platforms. Panelists will discuss a variety of topics, including intellectual property in social media and gaming, and legal issues for podcasters.

Whether you are an artist, an arts company, or an attorney advising your clients on matters relating to digital and social media, this program is sure to provide valuable information for those working in digital media.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 9:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Morrison & Foerster LLP – 250 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

*This program will offer 3 Continuing Legal Education credits to attorneys.

$30 Full-Time Student / Artists Over Sixty (students must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$40 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$160 Legal Professional VLA Member
$200 Legal Professional Non-Member

To register by phone or by email, please contact VLA at 212.319.2787 x 10 or registrations@vlany.org.

For artists and attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.

This program will be taught by Anthony RamirezAssociate, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Chris Reid, Founding Partner, Chris Reid Law; and Lindsay Bowen, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP.

Anthony Ramirez is an associate 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. Anthony received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009. He received his B.S. from Cornell University in 2004.

Chris Reid is the founder of Chris Reid Law, a firm dedicated to helping game developers, tech-startups and creative businesses navigate all the legal issues facing them, including formation, contracts, intellectual property, privacy and media issues. Chris serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Information Technology and Cyber Law Committee and is a member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section’s Copyright and Trademark committee. He has organized frequent legal education panels for developers and has been a speaker for the New York State Bar Association, Game Developers Conference, the International Fordham IP Conference and IndieCade: East. Chris began his legal career working for the Legal Aid Society, representing low-income clients in Brooklyn Housing Court. He then worked several years as an intellectual property associate with Ropes & Gray, where he represented leading technology, automotive, pharmaceutical, biomedical and software companies on a variety of complex litigation and transactional intellectual property matters. In 2013, Chris was inspired by the explosion of indie game development and started his own firm in Brooklyn, New York dedicated to helping gaming, tech and creative businesses navigate modern legal issues in their industries.

Lindsay Bowen is a partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP. His practice focuses on the intersection and tension between creativity and technology. He represents individuals and companies, from household names to the up-and-coming, across a wide range of creative industries, including advertising, app development, fashion, film, hospitality, music, podcasting, television, and theatre. Prior to joining Cowan DeBaets, Lindsay was an attorney in the Content, Media & Entertainment practice of Jenner & Block. There, he represented music, film, television, and theatre clients in copyright ownership and enforcement litigation, royalty disputes, and in settlement negotiations. Before attending law school, Mr. Bowen co-founded The 24 Hour Company, where he continues to produce The 24 Hour Plays and The 24 Hour Musicals on Broadway and around the world.



May 9, 2018
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
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