The Cases that "Rocked" the Entertainment World in 2023



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January 24, 2024
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About the Program

This program will cover many of the important case decisions, issues, and trends in the world of Entertainment Litigation in the past year, and the possible ramifications for future litigation, including topics such as copyright infringement (music, film, & Internet), breach of contract, defamation, and right of publicity, among others

Meet the Speakers
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Vincent H. Chieffo


Shareholder Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Vincent H. Chieffo is the Co-Chair of the National Media and Entertainment Litigation Group. He is an entertainment and media litigator with wide-ranging trial and appellate experience. His practice also includes entertainment transactional work. His litigation experience encompasses disputes throughout the entertainment business, including those involving copyright and trademark infringement, right of publicity, defamation, the rights of estates and heirs in copyrights and other entertainment assets, idea submission, royalties and participations, and distribution and financing agreements. Vincent’s entertainment transaction experience has included advice regarding a wide range of matters from licensing trademarks, copyrights, and rights of publicity; sales and acquisitions of copyright and entertainment catalogues; to music publishing agreements; and motion picture production and distribution agreements.

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Bruce Isaacs, Esq.


Mediator and Arbitrator Signature Resolution

Bruce Isaacs, Esq. is an accomplished mediator and arbitrator who has settled a wide range of cases including copyright, entertainment, trademark, right of publicity, music, contracts, real estate, insurance, employment matters, and more. Respected by both plaintiffs’ and defense counsel, Mr. Isaacs resolves extremely complex disputes with a combination of excellent problem-solving skills, consistent follow-up, and deep subject-matter expertise.

Mr. Isaacs’s experience as a neutral and a trial lawyer allows him to assist the parties in fully understanding and evaluating the risks associated with their cases. He believes that an essential foundation for a successful mediation is a thorough discussion with the parties regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their respective positions. He knows how to keep the parties engaged, when to listen, and when to be direct, but always diplomatic.

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Pierre B. Pine


Partner McPherson LLP

Pierre Pine is a partner at McPherson LLP, and has been practicing law since 2001.  He began his career as an associate with Parker Mills & Patel LLP, handling various complex business litigation matters.  Mr. Pine joined McPherson LLP in September 2006.

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Christine Lepera


Partner Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP

Christine Lepera focuses her practice on the entertainment and media industries as a litigator and strategic advisor. Christine is a co-chair of the Entertainment & IP Litigation Practice Group and member of the firm’s Governing Board. Her practice covers the landscape of entertainment/media disputes and issues, including claims of copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, right of publicity/privacy violations, and industry contract and commercial disputes. Christine has represented many leading entertainers and entertainment/media companies, including those mentioned in the representative matters below.

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