Spring 2014 

Women in Technology Breakfast Panel

Women in Technology

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

185 West Broadway, Events Space

The Women in Technology breakfast brings together leading women who stand at the cross-section of the law and technology industries, highlighting the myths, opportunities, and challenges of breaking in. As a part of the new NYLS Women’s Network initiative, our panel will focus on encouraging diversity, facilitating networking relationships, and providing mentorship opportunities to engage students and attorneys who are interested in law and technology.


Karen L. Illuzzi Gallinari, ‘88, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Research Montefiore Medical Center

Patrice Jean, PhD, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

Carole Post, Esq., Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, New York Law School

Jennifer Shaw, Founder, NYTechWomen

Breakfast will be served.

To RSVP, e-mail Naomi Allen at, by Tuesday, April 8, 2014.


Future of Games: eSports and Live Streaming


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

New York Law School

185 West Broadway, Events Center, 2nd Floor

With eSports and live streaming in the midst of incredible growth, it’s not surprise that they will both be a huge part of the future of the video game industry. Join us in a discussion of how eSports and live streaming have grown so fast and become such an important part of the industry. Our discussion participants will include Elizabeth Baker, General Counsel of; Ryan Morrison ’13 a solo practitioner focusing on the video game industry; and T.L. Taylor, Associate Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of the book Raising the Stakes.

Please register here:


5th Annual NYLS Sports Law Symposium

Co-sponsored by New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy and Sports Law Society.

Friday, February 21, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

185 West Broadway, Events Center (W201)


For CLE Material, CLICK HERE.

9 AM – Registration Opens


10 AM – 10:45 AM – PANEL: Breaking into Sports Law

Moderator:    Ben Sturner – President/CEO, Leverage Agency

Panelists:       David Soskin ‘08 – Associate Principal Counsel, ESPN

Ari Nissim – Formerly with the NY Jets

Lynnore Thames ’04 – Associate Director, ABC News Rights and Clearances and Permissions

Jason Belzer – President, Global Athlete Management Enterprises


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – PANEL: Doping in the Olympics (1 CLE Credit)

Moderator:    Darren Heitner – Partner, Wolfe Law Miami, P.A., contributor, founder of

Panelists:       Brian Socolow – Partner, Loeb and Loeb, LLP

Dan Mullin ‘92 – Senior Vice President of Investigations, Major League Baseball

TJ Quinn – Investigative Reporter, ESPN


12:15 PM – 1:15 PM – LUNCH


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Breakout Panels

1) Negotiating Tactics in Sports Law (1 CLE)

Professor Jodi Balsam – NYLS Professor, formerly with the NFL

2) State of the NCAA (1 CLE)

Moderator:    Graham Spanier – President Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University

Panelists:       Maurice Pianko-Intern Justice

Ben Haynes – Partner, Haynes and Associates; Director of Development, Collegiate Sports Advisors

Sam Porter ‘09 – Director of Basketball Operations, Exclusive Sports Group


2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Endorsements and Social Media (1 CLE)

Moderator:    Mark Conrad ‘81 – Director, Sports Business Specialization, Associate Professors, and Acting Chair at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business

Panelists:       Dolores DiBella – Associate Attorney, NFL

David Fish ‘96 – NYLS adjunct professor, MMA Agent

Robert Raiola – CPA; Sports and Entertainment Group Manager at O’Connor Davies, LLP

Ankan Patel ‘06 – Vice President and Senior Counsel, Marketing and Sponsorship at Mastercard


4 PM – 5 PM – Keynote Speech: Darren Heitner – “Seeking Value in a Vastly Changing Talent Representation Business” (1 CLE)

5 PM – 6 PM – Networking Reception



$55 ($65 at the door) for attorneys (includes CLE’s)

$55 ($65 at the door) for attorneys and professionals not seeking CLE credits (No CLE credit)

$20 ($25 at the door) for outside students

Free for current NYLS students (with a valid school ID)

This CLE program has been approved for a maximum of three hours of CLE credit for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys. New York Law School offers tuition assistance for attorneys who may have difficulty attending CLE events due to cost considerations. Please visit: to see if you qualify.

For CLE Material, CLICK HERE.


 IILP Presents: Movie Night, a screening of Downloaded

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

185 West Broadway, W320

In 1999, Shawn Fanning, John Fanning, and Sean Parker co-founded Napster, a peer-to-peer file-sharing service that allowed users to swap music files over the Internet. Though the music industry shunned it, ultimately suing Napster and its brethren out of existence, Napster’s impact on the way we conceive of receiving and sharing music is unmistakable.

Downloaded explores the advent of digital media sharing and the revolution that upended the music industry. The documentary showcases insight and commentary from various perspectives within the music industry, including artists, record labels, and the former CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America.

Join us for a screening of Downloaded followed by a discussion led by Nyasha Foy ’12, IILP Postgraduate Fellow. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, please e-mail Naomi Allen at by Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

IP Surprise! Defensive Patent Aggregators (Anti-Trolls)

IP Surprise

A lecture series about intellectual property in unconventional industries.

Friday, April 4, 2014

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

185 West Broadway, W420

The hype against patent trolls continues to grow. But there’s no need to fear—the “Anti-Troll” is here! These “white hat” defensive patent aggregation firms have an innovative business model: acquire large portfolios of patents, and pledge to use them only to shield clients against patent assertion entities. As Congress and the Federal Trade Commission turn their attention to the patent troll marketplace, what scrutiny should be given to the “anti-troll” industry growing in its shadow?

Panelists Include:

David Anderson, Vice President of Corporate Development, RPX

Andrea Casillas ‘10, Director of Linux Defenders at Open Invention Network

Bryan Choi, Visiting Associate Professor, New York Law School

Tun-Jen Chiang, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Christopher A. Cotropia, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, former Director of USPTO

Dan McCurdy, CEO, Allied Security Trust

Alexander Okuliar, Attorney Advisor, Federal Trade Commission

RSVP to Naomi Allen ( by Wednesday, March 26, 2014.


The social media (r)evolution: Current Legal Trends and Ethical Considerations


An annual Ad Nauseam event by the NYLS Advertising Law Group

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Events Center (2 Floor), 185 West Broadway, New York, NY

4:30 p.m. – Registration Begins

5:00 p.m. – Hot Topics in Social Media

6:15 p.m. – Ethics in Social Media

7:30 p.m. – Networking Reception

Register at

For CLE Material, CLICK HERE.

Please join the NYLS Advertising Law Group for our annual Ad Nauseam event where panelists will discuss and explore hot topics in advertising law.

Nontransitional CLE and Transitional CLE for Ethics and Professional Credits will be available.

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Fall 2013

Fashion Law and Technology: 3D Printing and Its Legal Implications

Co-sponsored by New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy and the Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association (MEFLA).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, Faculty and Staff Commons, 2nd Floor

3D printers allow individuals to print complicated parts and objects from design files that are accessible and easily shared via the Internet. While 3D printing presents economic and environmental advantages regarding the manufacturing and distribution of goods, there are concerns about such use and the scope and operation of intellectual property law. This program will address the increasing use of 3D printing in fashion and its legal implications regarding patent, copyright, and trademark law. The program will also address existing laws, whether they need to change, and whether additional laws are needed to encompass 3D printing. Attendees will see a live demonstration using a 3D printer, as well as objects rendered digitally and produced via 3D printers.

Panelists* include:

Kathryne E. Badura, External Relations Coordinator, International Trademark Association (INTA)

Francis Bitonti, Artist, Francis Bitonti Studio

Joseph M. Forgione, Attorney, Director of Trademark Enforcement, Gioconda Law Group PLLC

Michael Kelly, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon

Joseph F. Murphy, Attorney, Chair, New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA), Fashion Law Subcommittee

*Panelists subject to change

Two transitional and nontransitional CLE credits (

To RSVP, please e-mail Naomi Allen at by Friday, November 15, 2013.


The Laws of Magic

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

12:30 p.m. -1:45 p.m.

40 Worth St, SW930, 9th Floor

Law works around truth; magic works around deception. What ties the two together? In 2012, Gerard Bakardy showcased his illusion titled, “The Rose and Her Shadow” in a YouTube video and offered to reveal his secrets to viewers for $3,050. Magicians Penn and Teller, the creators behind “Shadows”, accused Bakardy of copyright infringement and filed lawsuit. How can this ongoing case be argued? Possible outcomes? Penn and Teller’s case could provide new protection for magicians against copycats. Bakardy argues that, like other magicians, he is using the basics of these tricks that shouldn’t be subject to copyright.  How should magic be viewed through a legal perspective? What areas of law protect magicians and their secrets? Topics to discuss include:

  • How does copyright protection work for magicians?
  • How can magicians copyright their tricks and what are its limitations?
  • What are some case laws for magic?
  • The issue of pantomimes and unfair competition for magicians?

To RSVP, please e-mail Naomi Allen,, by Monday, October 21, 2013


Aereo: Changing the Future of Television

Co-sponsored by New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy, and Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute; the Federal Communications Bar Association – New York Chapter; the New York State Bar Association, EASL Section, Television and Radio Committee; and Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

6:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway, Auditorium

Why pay for public broadcast television when you can stream it online for free?  Meet Aereo and FilmOn (formerly Aereokiller). For a fraction of the cost of your cable bill, you too can catch American Idol, Scandal, and your favorite Sunday football games from your very own rented antenna that captures and transmits the desired broadcast to your Internet-equipped device. Unlike Hulu or iTunes, Aereo and FilmOn don’t pay a penny in licensing fees to the major broadcasters for these transmissions. In response, the broadcasters have sued both companies, alleging infringement of the exclusive right to publicly perform the broadcasts.  In the Second Circuit, an April decision allows Aereo to remain in business. But, in the Ninth and D.C. Circuits, federal judges enforced injunctions against FilmOn. What is in the future for Aereo and FilmOn? And what do the Circuits’ opinions mean for the future of television?

Topics include:

  • Are Aereo and FilmOn innovative or illegal?
  • What do the Second and Ninth Circuits’ interpretations of “public performance” mean for the future of broadcast-to-internet TV?
  • How will the Aereo/FilmOn model impact other online TV streaming services?

Speakers include:

Jonathan Band, policybandwidth

Howard Homonoff, Homonoff Media Group, LLC

Mary Ann Zimmer, Esq., Law Office of Mary Ann Zimmer

Moderated by Barry Werbin, Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Followed by Q&A with Alkiviades “Alki” David, CEO, Networks

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Naomi Allen, by Monday, October 7, 2013.