Master Classes

Master Classes are a unique experience open to the entire NYLS community. Award-winning and recognized leaders in the the field of law and technology, Masters offer one hour lectures and discussions in a discrete area of expertise ranging from social media to cell phone searches, from net neutrality to data tracking, and everything in between. CLE credits are often available.

Upcoming Master Classes


Master Class: Fashion and Fair Use with Terence Keegan ’13, Counsel, My Other Bag

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology will host a discussion on fashion and fair use with Terence Keegan ’13, an associate at Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman LLP. Terence will discuss his work on defending the fair use parody case against Louis Vuitton on behalf of “My Other Bag,” including obtaining a unanimous affirmance by the Second Circuit and a denial of Louis Vuitton’s certiorari petition by the Supreme Court.

1 CLE credit will be available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Space will be limited, so please RSVP to:


Past Master Classes


“Zombie Trademarks” with Joseph C. Gioconda of the Gioconda Law Group

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Joseph C. Gioconda, attorney and founder of the Gioconda Law Group. Joe presented on the law of abandonment as applied to zombie brands, namely what can happen to a trademark when it “dies” after its owner ceases to use it.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3



Trademark Counterfeiting with Mark Mutterperl

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W301

This class explored the dangers of trademark counterfeiting and how Mark and his team have addressed these problems through civil litigation and prosecution.

Mark is a brand protection partner in the New York Office of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP. He has been repeatedly honored by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, SuperLawyers, World Lawyers, World Trademark Review 1000, The Legal 500 US, and Managing Intellectual Property. He is listed in Euromoney’s Expert Guides and was named an IP Luminary by TrademarkWorld. Mark has been selected to file amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the International Trademark Association and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.


MC David Soskin

Sports Law with David Soskin ’08

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:50pm – 1:50pm, Room W402

David Soskin is Associate Principal Counsel at ESPN, Inc. He discussed his career at ESPN, the skills he uses at work, how to know if this area of law is a good fit for you, and breaking into a career in Sports Law.

David has been with ESPN since 2002 in various roles, including Assistant Manager for the Special Events Marketing department and Paralegal. Now, in his current role as Associate Principal Counsel, David handles contracts and related issues in mainly four areas for the company: Production, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN Classic, and Travel. David also handles programming acquisitions for certain college properties and professional sports. David’s practice touches areas such as sponsorship license agreements, facility rentals, team/league/conference participation agreements, movie and television content licenses, and large-scale hotel/travel agreements.


John Scordo

Post-Data Breach Litigation with John Scordo ’88

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:50pm – 1:50pm, Room W402

John Scordo ’88 is a partner at K&L Gates LLP and focuses his practice on data privacy and protection, insurance coverage, and complex commercial litigation. He counsels clients on data privacy and protection, best practices, breach preparation and response, and post-breach regulatory liability and litigation.


Joe Rosenbaum Master Class

“Social and Mobile and Law, Oh My!” with Joe Rosenbaum ’77

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W220

Joe Rosenbaum, a New York based partner in the global law firm of Reed Smith LLP, is a member of the firm’s Entertainment and Media Industry Group. Joe has over 35 years of international experience across a wide range of sophisticated and complex commercial transactions, in industries including advertising, entertainment and media, financial services, travel-related services, technology and much more.