2010 NAA/NAB/MLRC Media Law Conference Features David Aronoff on Entertainment Litigation
Lathrop & Gage attorney David Aronoff (Intellectual Property - Los Angeles) will be a featured panelist during the co-sponsored 2010 Media Law Conference under the aegis of The Newspaper Association of America, the National Association of Broadcasters, and the Media Law Resource Center. Mr. Aronoff will be joined by Kate Bolger of Hogan Lovells LLP on “Lights, Camera, Digitize! Entertainment Litigation Issues New and Old,” as part of the three-day conference that takes place at The Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia, beginning September 29.
This will mark the fourteenth year that the conference takes place, focusing on newsgathering, defamation, reporter’s privilege, and intellectual property issues. The NAA/NAB/MLRC co-sponsored conference has been designed and prepared for in-house media law attorneys and attorneys who represent media defendants exclusively, featuring commentary and analysis from top practitioners across the nation. Other panels will include topics such as “How to Stay Relevant and Survive as a Media Business in the New World,” and several breakout sessions that allow interactive discussions among smaller groups on specific areas of media law and practice. Other topics will include Defamation in a Digital World, Proposals for Controlling, Protecting and Monetizing Content, Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Gaming and Virtual Reality, and the biennial International Media Law sessions that this year will cover Vetting Material Cross Borders.
Mr. Aronoff has over 20 years experience litigating hard-fought business cases, including breach of contract, intellectual property, entertainment, and media matters. He has represented and advised numerous business entities - including motion picture and television studios, production companies, broadcasters, computer game companies, music publishers and advertising agencies - in a wide variety of disputes, many involving copyright, trademark, right of publicity, unfair competition, trade secret, false advertising and related issues. He has handled numerous claims concerning popular entertainment works, such as “Along Came Polly,” “There's Something About Mary” and “The Mask of Zorro.” In addition, he has represented clients in commercial enterprises ranging from clothing manufacture to the turf grass sod industry.
Mr. Aronoff is presently serving as the Treasurer of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and has been a lecturer, panelist and moderator at numerous MCLE seminars. He was the Chairman of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section of the L.A. County Bar Association (“IPELS”) in 2004-05, and in 2006 served as the Symposium Chairman for the 30th Annual IPELS Symposium “The War of the Deal: Litigation Hollywood Style.” In addition, Mr. Aronoff also has served as Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of IPELS.
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