9th Annual Berkeley Law Sports and Entertainment Conference

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On behalf of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, we would like to cordially invite you to the 9th annual Berkeley Law Sports and Entertainment Conference.
The conference, which will be held in-person on Friday, April 5, 2024, is hosted by the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. This marquee event brings together leading executives, management professionals, attorneys, athletes, talent, and students to Berkeley Law for the opportunity to discuss the leading topics in sports, entertainment, law, business, and culture.
Doors will open at 9:30 A.M. CLE will be offered.


Lunch Talk: Social Justice & Diversity in Entertainment

  • Sloan Whiteside-Munteanu (Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang, Entertainment Attorney)
  • Professor Kristen Holmquist (Teaching Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Experiential Education, Berkeley Law)

 Streaming Wars: Balancing Content & Compliance

  • Betul Ayranci (FOX Sports, Director, Business & Legal Affairs)
  • Steve Bené (Twitch, General Counsel)
  • Joe Dimont (Tuibi, IP Counsel)

Game Changers: Navigating the New Era of Sports NIL

  • Joth Bhullar (Pac-12, Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs)
  • Jay Larson (UC Berkeley, Senior Associate Athletics Director)
  • Richard Brand (ArentFox Schiff, Managing Partner, Cal Lecturer)

 Opportunities and Risks of AI in Entertainment

  • Laura Teclemariam (LinkedIn, Sr. Director Product Management)
  • Olga Rodstein (formerly Meta, Associate General Counsel – Mobile & AI)
  • Adam Leary (Paramount, Vice President ML Engineering & Personalization)
  • Ken Kumayama (Skadden, Partner)

Behind the Filter: Legal Realities of Social Media

  • Peter Steckelman (Tennis Channel, Senior VP of Business & Legal Affairs)
  • Evan Rose (FTC, Attorney)
  • Aaron Epstein (Take-Two Interactive, Counsel, Business Affairs)
  • Mindy Morton, (Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Partner)

Unions, Guilds, and Strikes in Sports and Entertainment

  • Robert Darwell (Sheppard Mullin, Senior Partner)
  • Ryan Wedell (Associate, Sheppard Mullin)
  • Sarah Moses (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Partner)