GEMALaw's signature event is the GEMALaw Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium. Started in conjunction with the launch of GEMALaw, the GEMALaw Symposium is a full day event featuring various panels addressing hot button issues in the sports, entertainment and media industries.

The Symposium also provides students an opportunity to interact with prominent Georgetown alumni in the media, sports and entertainment industries, while also allowing alumni to network with each other. During the Symposium, GEMALaw presents a distinguished alumnus with the GEMALaw Alumni Achievement Award.

Seventh Annual GEMALaw Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium

The Seventh Annual GEMALaw Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium was held on Friday, April 11th, 2014 on the Georgetown Law campus. This year's Symposium featured the Presentation of the GEMALaw Alumni Achievement Award to
Eric Woolworth (C'87, L'91)
President, Business Operations, Miami Heat

Opening Remarks

From Napster to iTunes: Digital Rights in the Music Industry

Moderator: Michelle Katz (L'13), Associate, Nasseri Music Business Solutions

  • Angela Ball (L'99), Associate General Counsel, Radio One, Inc.
  • Professor Jay Rosenthal (L'91), Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National Music Publishers Association; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law
  • Ryan Lehning (L'02), Director of the International Department, SoundExchange, Inc.

Root for the Home Team: The Ins and Outs of Hosting a Major Sporting Event

Moderator: Matt Winkler, Former Dean and Founder, Georgetown University, Sports Industry Management Program

  • Amy Minniti, Deputy General Counsel, Washington Nationals; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Sports Industry Management Program
  • Tim Slavin(L'01), Director of Business Affairs and Licensing/Senior Counsel, Business, Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA)
  • David Donovan(L'84), Partner, WilmerHale; Former General Counsel, Washington Redskins
  • Donna Bryan, Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Former Vice President of Business Affairs, NBC Sports

Taking the Reigns: Leadership in Entertainment & Media

Moderator:David Goodfriend (L'96), President, Goodfriend Government Affairs

  • Kary Antholis (L'89), President of Miniseries, HBO, Inc.
  • Jason Dillinger(L'97), General Counsel, PBS Distribution
  • Sam Feist (L'99), Senior Vice President, Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief, CNN
  • Michael Nilsson (L'97), Partner, Wiltshire & Grannis
Presentation of Alumni Achievement Award to Eric Woolworth (C'87, L'91), President of Business Operations, Miami Heat

Conversation to follow with Matt Winkler, Founding Dean, Georgetown University, Sports Industry Management Program

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