Corey FieldTwitter: @copyrightnoticeLinkedInSuperLawyers

Corey Field practices entertainment, media, copyright and trademark law, representing clients in all areas of the entertainment industry. He is a former president of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (New York), the author of the legal practice guide and text book “Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice” published by Cognella Academic Publishing, and an Adjunct Professor at the USC Gould School of Law teaching the courses “Entertainment Law,” “Music Law in Practice,” and  “Entertainment Law in Practice.”  Corey also serves as Outside Legal Counsel for the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival.

Before becoming an attorney he was an executive in the international music publishing business. A Los Angeles native, he holds a BA in Music from UC Santa Barbara, a PhD in music from the University of York, England, and attended Widener University School of Law while working full time in the music industry on the east coast. He is a member of the California, New York, and Pennsylvania bars.

Experience Highlights

  • Founder, Corey Field Law Group, P.C.
  • Outside Counsel, The Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute
  • Author of legal practice guide and text book “Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice” (Cognella Academic Publishing)
  • Principal author of legal treatise “Entertainment Law: Forms and Analysis” (Law Journal Press / American Lawyer Media)
  • Adjunct Professor, USC Gould School of Law (Courses include Entertainment Law; Entertainment Law in Practice)
  • Formerly Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP (10+ years with a large national law firm, Los Angeles and Philadelphia)
  • Vice President, European American Music Distributors Corporation (10+ years as a music publishing executive prior to law school, New York and Philadelphia)
  • Admitted to practice in California, New York, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

  • Music publishing and recording
  • Book and magazine publishing
  • Live performance and concerts
  • Film, television, web series, production, co-production,financing
  • Unscripted (reality) television
  • Talent agencies and managers
  • Fashion, modeling, right of publicity, brand protection
  • Social media law, false advertising, FTC enforcement
  • Celebrity rights of privacy, publicity, branding, social media and defamation protection
  • Fine art and exhibitions
  • Software, apps, web site development
  • DMCA and Trademark online infringement take down notices
  • Film and documentary copyright and clearance including fair use opinion letters for E & O insurers
  • Copyright registration, copyright office appeals, copyright termination
  • Trademark and branding counseling, registration, and brand enforcement
  • Strategic planning
  • Publishing Catalog acquisition
  • Licensing
  • Rights enforcement (pre-litigation cease and desist)
  • Dispute resolution and settlement

Representative Clients (partial factual list including former firm, no endorsement implied)

  • The Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute (Outside Counsel)
  • Music Sales Corporation / G. Schirmer Music Publishers / Schirmer Theatrical
  • Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)
  • The Estate of Mother Teresa of Calcutta  (The Mother Teresa Center, Inc.)
  • GoldieBlox, Inc.
  • The Jabbawockeez
  • Pauley Perrette, actress and musician
  • Paul Zerdin
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Postmodern Jukebox
  • Comcast
  • NBCUniversal
  • Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN)
  • The Colburn School
  • 21C Artist Management (The Youtube Symphony Worldwide Project)
  • The Estate of David Goodis
  • Adams Broadcast Consulting, Inc.
  • The Americas Society, New York
  • Chanticleer
  • Michael Abels
  • The Utah Symphony and Opera
  • The Colorado Symphony
  • The Philly Pops
  • Subito Music
  • iCadenza, LLC
  • Penn National Gaming, Inc.
  • SBG Film, LLC
  • Airstar America
  • The Estate of James Thurber
  • The Estate of Thomas Cullinan (“The Beguiled”)
  • Jesse-Jane McParland
  • Anne Waldman
  • Boy Heart Films, LLC
  • Durg Music (Michael Schachter)
  • The American Viola Society
  • Flame Ventures, LLC
  • Modern Milk
  • North Star Media
  • Avie Records
  • Universal Edition, A.G. (Vienna and New York)
  • Original Appalachian Artworks (The Cabbage Patch Kids)
  • The Pax Per Musicam Foundation (worldwide concert telecasts)
  • Peloton Interactive
  • Tongal, Inc.
  • iPic Cinemas
  • eighth blackbird
  • Brian Byrne
  • VF Corp. (Lee Jeans)
  • Crazy Boat Pictures, Ltd (Discovery Channel / Radical Media documentary “The Telescope”)
  • Echo North Productions, LLC (Animal Planet series “Life At Vet U” )
  • G. Henle, USA
  • Allison Baver, Olympic Medalist (fashion, television, endorsements)
  • Twisted Entertainment, LLC (“Twisted Vegas” live show)
  • Magic Mortimer, LLC (“Xavier” live show)
  • Minnesota Opera Production of Stephen King’s “The Shining” (co-licensed by Stephen King, Warner Bros., and The Estate of Stanley Kubrick)
  • Ballet West (Salt Lake City), star of BBC Worldwide and The CW series “Breaking Pointe”
  • Ballet X
  • Client live shows in Las Vegas at MGM Grand; Luxor Hotel and Casino; Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino; Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino; Westgate Resort
  • Composer client ballet commissions and productions at Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Oslo; Royal Swedish  Ballet, Stockholm; SemperOper Dresden; National Performing Arts Center, Beijing
  • Composer client opera commissions and productions at Santa Fe Opera, Gaertnerplatz Theatre, Munich; Metropolitan Opera, New York (workshop program commissions); Fort Worth Opera; Minnesota Opera; Sarasota Opera; Los Angeles Opera; Beth Morrison Project
  • Book publishing agreements with Random House, Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, including NY Times best sellers and numerous independent publishers
  • Clients have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Awards, and have been nominated for an Academy Award

Professional Leadership

  • The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (New York), past President (2010-2012)
  • BMI Foundation, Inc., Trustee (New York)
  • Classical Radio KUSC, Board of Councilors (Los Angeles)
  • Marlboro Music School and Festival (Vermont), Trustee
  • Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. (New York), Trustee
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society (Member)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section (Member)
  • California Copyright Conference (Member)
  • Association of Independent Music Publishers (Member)
  • American Music Center (New York), Treasurer

Recognition & Accomplishments

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law,
  • SuperLawyers – Entertainment and Sports (Southern California)
  • ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, for a paper on copyright law
  • National Grand Prize, Entertainment Law Initiative legal writing competition, co-sponsored by the Recording Academy and the American Bar Association
  • Paul Revere Awards, more than 10, for excellence in music publishing, presented by the Music Publishers’ Association of the United States

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D. cum laude, member of Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, attended while working full time in the music industry)
  • University of York, England (PhD [DPhil.] music composition)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. music)

Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Publications

  • Book review, “All You Need To Know About The Music Business” (9th Edition) by Donald Passman, Los Angeles Review of Books, March 2016
  • “Happy Birthday, from a Copyright Clerk to You,” The Daily Journal, September 30, 2015
  • “The Laws of Hollywood,” review of “Clearance and Copyright, 4th Edition,” Los Angeles Review of Books, July 2015
  • Book review, “The Copyright Wars,” California Lawyer, June 2015
  • “Stairway to Heaven, or to the Jury Room?” The Daily Journal (Los Angeles and San Francisco) and dailyjournal.com, November 26, 2014
  • Entertainment Law: Forms and Analysis,” Law Journal Press, 5th Update, September 2014
  • Opinion, “The Alexandrian Solution to Copyright Reform,” The Daily Journal (Los Angeles and San Francisco) and dailyjournal.com, March 26, 2014
  • Book review, “Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century,” California Lawyer, January 2014
  • “Melville Nimmer the Writer: A Review of the 1963 First Edition of Nimmer on Copyright on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of its Publication,” Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Vol. 60, No. 2, Winter 2013
  • “Ten Things We Have Learned from Internet Radio, So Far…,” Association of Independent Music Publishers, “Copyright Corner” at www.aimp.org, September 9, 2013
  • “The DMCA License?” Association of Independent Music Publishers, “Copyright Corner” at www.aimp.org, June 6, 2013
  • “‘Think Big’ – The Next Great Copyright Act,” Association of Independent Music Publishers, “Copyright Corner” at www.aimp.org, April 8, 2013
  • “Entertainment Law: Forms and Analysis,” published by Law Journal Press, New York, updated annually
  • “The Drama of Copyright Law,” The Daily Journal (Los Angeles), May 25, 2010
  • “Copyright – My Story: A One-Woman Play,” 17 J. Intell. Property Law 35, 2010
  • “Trademark Creation Strategies: From A to Zzzzzzzap,” Electronic Retailer, August 2007
  • “The Brave New World of New Media,” interview with Corey Field, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2007
  • “Should Congress Enact Copyright Protection for Fashion Design?” Electronic Retailer, September 2006
  • “Entertainment and Media Law for the Twenty-First Century,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2006
  • “Success by Design: An Introduction to Design Patents,” Electronic Retailer, November 2005
  • “‘Owning It:’ Copyright Ownership Basics for the Advertising Industry,” Electronic Retailer, June 2005; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2006-2007
  • “‘The Symphony of Selling:’ Music Licensing Basics for the Advertising Industry,” Electronic Retailer, December 2004
  • “Berne Goes to the Movies: Moral Rights Equivalents Come to the Fore in United States Film Industry Litigation,” Copyright World (London), July/August 2003; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2004-2005
  • “The Public Domain Constituency: New Developments in the Copyright Balance of Power,” Copyright World (London), February 2003
  • “Copyright, Technology, and Time: Perspectives on ‘Interactive’ as a Term of Art in Copyright Law,” Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 2003; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2003-2004
  • “Corporations and Copyright in Cyberspace: ‘Hidden’ Internet Regulation and the Corporate Director’s Duty to Monitor – UMG Recordings v. MP3.com Seen from the Perspective of In Re Caremark International Inc. Derivative Litigation,” Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 2002; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook,  2003-2004
  • “Copyright Co-Ownership in Cyberspace: The Digital Merger of Content and Technology in Digital Rights Management and e-commerce,” Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Fall 2001; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2002-2003
  • “Did Napster Save Copyright? A Proposal to Amend Section 511 of the Copyright Act Using A&M Records v. Napster to Solve the Supreme Court’s Eleventh Amendment Abrogation Riddle,” Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.,  2001; Entertainment, Publishing, and the Arts Handbook, 2003-2004
  • “New Uses and New Percentages: Music Contracts, Royalties, and Distribution Models in the Digital Millennium,” (full version) UCLA Entertainment Law Review, 2000; (condensed version) Entertainment and Sports Lawyer 2000; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook 2001-2002; Syllabus, 2001 UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium “e-Hollywood, the Sequel”
  • “Their Master’s Voice? Recording Artists, Bright Lines, and Bowie Bonds: The Debate Over Sound Recordings as Works Made for Hire,” Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., 2000; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2002-2003
  • Editor, The Musician’s Guide to Symphonic Music (Schott Music Corp.)
  • Commissioning Editor, Schott Music Corp / European American Music (Editor of multiple music publications)
  • Some scholarly publications available on SSRN.

Speaking Engagements

  • Classical Music Evolution/Revolution (Panelist), Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA, June 2017
  • Music Publishing and Copyright Law Annual Update, Music Publishers Association of the United States Annual Meeting, New York, NY, June 2017
  • Navigating Music Rights and Licensing, DanceUSA Annual National Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, June, 2017
  • Music Publishing and the Law, Harvard Law School (Panelist), Sponsored by the Recording Artists Project at Harvard Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 2016
  • Music and Media Law, USC Gould School of Law, Music Law Society (Panelist), September, 2016
  • Film Production, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Seminar, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing, China, May 2016 (At invitation of USC School of Cinematic Arts)
  • UCLA Extension “Copyright Law in the Entertainment Industry” (Instructor, class offered annually)
  • Panelist, “Legal 101 for Film Festivals,”  Art House Convergence Conference, Midway, Utah, January 20, 2016
  • “Copyright: From Cave Art to Computers – The Essentials for Lawyers in Any Practice Area,” Ballard Spahr CLE, September 9, 2015
  • Panel Moderator and Co-Chair, “So You Want to Make an Independent Film,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, June 17, 2015
  • Panelist, “Reviewing the ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees in the Age of Digital Distribution,” University of California, Irvine School of Law, Entertainment Law Society Symposium, March 28, 2015
  • Moderator, “Memoranda or Mysteries: Lawyers Who Write,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles, February 26, 2015
  • “Copyright Law Fundamentals and the Music Industry,” Entertainment Law Seminar (Guest Speaker), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, February 11, 2015
  • Panelist, “Legal Clinic,” IFP Festival Forum and Art House Convergence Joint Meeting, Midway, Utah, January 21, 2015
  • Panelist, “Music Industry Disrupt Part 1: In the Recording Studio,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, presentation, Philadelphia, November 5, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, “The Business of Music,” California State University-Fullerton, October 22, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, “Entertainment Law in the Film Industry,” School of Visual Arts, New York, October 20, 2014
  • Moderator, “Streamers Unite!” Entertainment, Technology and the Law Conference, MusicBiz, New York, September 23, 2014
  • Panelist, “Laws Concerning International Music and Games, Digital Licensing and Distribution Contracts,” The State Bar of California Annual Meeting, San Diego, September 11, 2014
  • Panel Moderator, “Disruption as a Business Model: Can the Music Industry Survive as a Totally Free Unregulated Market?” MusicBiz Entertainment and Technology Law Conference, Los Angeles, May 8, 2014
  • “Copyright & Commissioning Basics,” The Berkeley Symphony and American Composers Orchestra Career Development Workshop, Berkeley, May 4, 2014
  • Panelist, “Entertainment Law Careers,” Los Angeles County Bar Association Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section, USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, April 9, 2014
  • “Copyright Law Fundamentals,” Entertainment Law Seminar, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, March 12, 2014
  • Served as judge for the Pepperdine University School of Law National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, Malibu, November 9-11, 2013
  • Panel Moderator, “Internet Radio: Conquests and Controversies,” Association of Independent Music Publishers, Los Angeles, October 17, 2013
  • Moderator, “The Death of Copyright: The Sequel,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Beverly Hills, May 15, 2013
  • “An Interactive Tour of the Music Industry,” ASCAP EXPO, Los Angeles, April 19, 2013
  • “Entertainment and Copyright Law and Careers,” Entertainment Law Seminar, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, February 27, 2013
  • “Copyright Law – The Blueprint of the Music Industry,” California Copyright Conference, Los Angeles, November 13, 2012
  • Panelist, “Copyright Trolls or Creative Lawyering? Mass Copyright Infringement Suits,” National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series, Los Angeles, October 25, 2012
  • Panel Moderator, “The Unlikeliest Stars: When Real People Meet Reality Television,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Beverly Hills, October 17, 2012
  • “Copyright Law as the Blueprint of the Music Industry,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Northwest Chapter, Seattle, September 27, 2012
  • Panel Moderator, “Truth and Dare: Celebrities and Social Media,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Beverly Hills, February 15, 2012
  • Program Co-Chair, “Solutions to Piracy of Intellectual Property,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Beverly Hills, December 14, 2011
  • “Copyright Law as the Blueprint of the Music Industry,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Northern California Chapter, San Francisco, October 6, 2011
  • Panel Moderator, “Proprietary Rights, IP, and the Internet,” American Bar Association IP Section / Los Angeles County Bar Association IP Section, Los Angeles, September 20, 2011
  • “Selling and Licensing Technology in Emerging Markets,” Utah Technology Council, Salt Lake City, July 2011
  • Guest appearance on The Ed Bernstein Show, speaking on entertainment law, including copyright, trademarks, and celebrity rights of publicity, KSNV-TV (NBC affiliate in Las Vegas), June 2011
  • Panelist, “The Future of Intellectual Property: An Evening With Judge Alex Kozinski and Friends,” Los Angeles County Bar Association Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section, Los Angeles, May 2011
  • “Rights, Royalties, Sales and Licenses: Is the Eminem Verdict the First of Many?” National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, May 2011
  • Guest speaker in copyright law seminar, “Copyright Law in the Entertainment Industry,” Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, March 2011
  • Panel Moderator, “Live Performance: Copyright Issues in Live Performance Including Musicals, Plays, Choreography, and Opera,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Mid-Winter meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 2011
  • “Copyright Law for Filmmakers,” Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Transmedia, Film Program, November 2010
  • “The Developing Storm of Copyright Termination: Who Wins, Who Loses, and How Will it Really Work?” National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), Los Angeles, October 2010
  • “Copyright Law for Filmmakers,” Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Transmedia, Film Program, October 2009
  • “Copyright and Contracts,” American composers Forum “Making Music Work,” Minneapolis, April 2009
  • “Copyright and the Music Industry,” Audio Engineering Society, Calgary and Banff, Alberta, Canada, January 2009
  • “The Film Business for Filmmakers,” Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Transmedia, Film Program (via live video), September 2008
  • “Arts Administration and the Law,” Drexel University, May 2008
  • “Copyright and Music Licensing for the Film Industry, ” Visual Advocacy Seminar, University of Pennsylvania Law School, February 2008
  • “Copyright and the Music Industry, ” Electronic Media Forum, Opera America, February 2008
  • “Music Licensing,” Intellectual Property Licensing Today, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 2008
  • “Rights and Property in the Creative Arts: The Entertainment Lawyer,” Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Career Symposium, January 2008
  • “Digital Rights for the Music Industry,” Chamber Music America Annual Conference, New York City, January 2008
  • “Ins and Outs of Intellectual Property for Filmmakers,” Berks Movie Madness Festival, Berks Arts Council, Reading, Pennsylvania, October 2007
  • “Music Industry Copyright Lawsuits,” Delaware Tonight, WHYY  TV, Wilmington and Philadelphia, October 2007
  • “Cross-Border Business Transactions: Intellectual Property and Related Issues,” American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario, October 2007
  • “Intellectual Property and the Advertising Industry,” Electronic Retailing Association, New York City,  2007
  • “Copyright and the Web: Community Web Sites Legal Issues,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, June 2007
  • “Arts Administration and the Law,” Drexel University, May 2007
  • “Intellectual Property and the Direct Response Advertising Industry,” Electronic Retailing Association, Santa Monica, California, April 2007
  • Moderator, “Music Industry Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs,” Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, Temple University, April 2007
  • “Protect Yourself: Copyright Essentials,” Chamber Music America, New York City, April 2007
  • “Changing the Landscape: The Effect of New Digital Distribution Platforms on the Entertainment Industry” and “Courtroom Drama: Litigating Copyright, Trademark, and Breach of Contract Disputes,” 10th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, University of Miami (Florida) School of Law, February 2007
  • “Copyright Law and Literature: Representing Authors’ Estates,” GoodisCon 2007, Philadelphia, January 2007
  • “Copyright and the Works of David Goodis,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, January 2007
  • “Copyright Law and Literature: Representing Authors’ Estates,” PhiloBiblon Club, Philadelphia, January 2007
  • “YouTube and Community Web Sites: Copyright and Business Issues,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8 TV, Philadelphia, November 2006
  • “Copyright, Technology, and Time: How Competing Interests Shape Digital Copyright Law in the United States,” Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law–Camden, November 2006
  • “Almost Famous: Lawyers in the Music Industry,” Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law Sports & Entertainment Law Society and Intellectual Property Law Society, November 2006
  • “Copyright, Technology, and Time: How Competing Interests Shape Digital Copyright Law in the United States,” Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI Canada), Toronto, Ontario, November 2006
  • “Copyright and Culture,” Cinema Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, September 2006
  • “The Score: Music for Film and Television,” The Recording Academy, Philadelphia Chapter, July 2006
  • Moderator, “Creating a Dynamic Musical Destination,” Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit, Philadelphia June 2006
  • “Copyright and Culture,” Cinema Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, June 2006
  • “The Fashion Police: The Fashion Industry and New Copyright Legislation,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, May 2006
  • “The Sixteenth Semi-Annual Business Policy Competition,” Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, April 2006
  • “Internet Law Update 2006,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, April 2006
  • “Comprehending Copyrights,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, April 2006
  • “Grammy Professional Networking Event: ‘In the Mix,'” The Recording Academy, Philadelphia Chapter, March 2006
  • “Life Story Rights for Motion Pictures,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, February 2006
  • “Making Money Making Music: Representing Clients in the New Music Industry,” Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts CLE, October 2005
  • “Intellectual Property Protection in Direct Response Advertising,” Electronic Retailing Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, September 2005
  • Moderator, “From the Front Page to the Big Screen: Real Stories, Real Drama, Reel Deals,” Philadelphia, September 2005
  • “Copyright Registration: Copyright and New Technologies,” U.S. Copyright Practice for Paralegals, Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 2005
  • Moderator, “Is Copyright Killing the Documentary Film?” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., New York City Chapter, May 2005
  • “Barely There: The Borders of Copyright Protection and Design Patents,” American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Joint Meeting of Copyright and Antitrust Committees, Philadelphia, May 2005
  • “Entertainment vs. Technology,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, May 2005
  • “Intellectual Property Law in Advertising,” Electronic Retailing Association Legal Series, New York City, May 2005; Santa Monica, California, April 2005
  • “Internet Law Update 2005,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, April 2005
  • Moderator, “Is Copyright Killing the Documentary Film?” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, March 2005
  • “Intellectual Property Law,” Widener University School of Law, Intellectual Property Society,  March 2005
  • “Copyright Law and the Internet,” The Internet & Society, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, January 2005
  • “Copyright Law & the Music Industry” and “Music Publishing & Recording,” Third Annual Music Law Conference, University of Florida Levin College of Law, January 2005
  • “Copyright and the Music Industry: Essentials for Composers,” University of the Arts, Philadelphia, December 2004
  • “Recent developments relating to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,” Cyberlaw Seminar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law–Camden, November 2004
  • “Filling the Copyright Gaps,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Internet Law Update, Philadelphia, April 2004
  • Moderator, “The Music Industry Right Now!” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter , March 2004
  • “Download This! The Latest in Online Copyright Infringement,” Ballard Spahr CLE, December 2003
  • “New Developments in Entertainment Law,” Villanova University School of Law Entertainment & Sports Law Society, December 2003
  • “Intellectual Property Licensing,” Ballard Spahr IP seminar, Philadelphia, November 2003
  • “Copyright Law and the Music Industry,” Music as a Case Study class, New York University Continuing and Professional Studies Division, September 2003
  • “New Media and its Effect on the Entertainment Industry: The Real Deal,” Sixth Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, University of Miami (Florida) School of Law, April 2003
  • “Business Essentials for Composers: Copyright Law, Publishing Contracts, and Orchestral Commissioning Agreements,” American Music Center workshop, New York City, March 2003
  • “Focus on Phillywood: Filmmaking and Copyright,” Greater Philadelphia Film Office and The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, March 2003
  • “Copyright Law, Publishing Contracts, and Orchestral Commissioning Agreements,” Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, Minneapolis, October 2002
  • “Copyright Issues in Advertising Law,” Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Philadelphia, 2002
  • “Music Business Bootcamp: Copyright and Trademark Issues,” Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts workshop, August 2002
  • “Ownership of Intellectual Property: Do You Own What You Think You Own?” Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Philadelphia, June 2002
  • “Regulating the Creativity Market: Legal Aspects of Arts & Entertainment,” University of Pennsylvania Law School: Penn IP Group, Philadelphia, April 2002
  • “Exclusive Recording Agreements,” Fifth Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, University of Miami (Florida) School of Law, April 2002
  • “Every Composer’s Business: Essentials for Your Career,” American Music Center seminar, Northwestern University Music Department, April 2002
  • “Corporations and Copyright in Cyberspace,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, April 2001

Corey Field practices entertainment, media, copyright and trademark law, representing clients in all areas of the entertainment industry. He is a former president of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (New York), the author of the legal practice guide and text book “Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice” published by Cognella Academic Publishing, and an Adjunct Professor at the USC Gould School of Law teaching the courses “Entertainment Law,” “Music Law in Practice,” and  “Entertainment Law in Practice.”  Corey also serves as Outside Legal Counsel for the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival.

Before becoming an attorney he was an executive in the international music publishing business. A Los Angeles native, he holds a BA in Music from UC Santa Barbara, a PhD in music from the University of York, England, and attended Widener University School of Law while working full time in the music industry on the east coast. He is a member of the California, New York, and Pennsylvania bars.

Experience Highlights

  • Founder, Corey Field Law Group, P.C.
  • Outside Counsel, The Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute
  • Author of legal practice guide and text book “Entertainment Law: Fundamentals and Practice” (Cognella Academic Publishing)
  • Principal author of legal treatise “Entertainment Law: Forms and Analysis” (Law Journal Press / American Lawyer Media)
  • Adjunct Professor, USC Gould School of Law (Courses include Entertainment Law; Entertainment Law in Practice)
  • Formerly Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr LLP (10+ years with a large national law firm, Los Angeles and Philadelphia)
  • Vice President, European American Music Distributors Corporation (10+ years as a music publishing executive prior to law school, New York and Philadelphia)
  • Admitted to practice in California, New York, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

  • Music publishing and recording
  • Book and magazine publishing
  • Live performance and concerts
  • Film, television, web series, production, co-production,financing
  • Unscripted (reality) television
  • Talent agencies and managers
  • Fashion, modeling, right of publicity, brand protection
  • Social media law, false advertising, FTC enforcement
  • Celebrity rights of privacy, publicity, branding, social media and defamation protection
  • Fine art and exhibitions
  • Software, apps, web site development
  • DMCA and Trademark online infringement take down notices
  • Film and documentary copyright and clearance including fair use opinion letters for E & O insurers
  • Copyright registration, copyright office appeals, copyright termination
  • Trademark and branding counseling, registration, and brand enforcement
  • Strategic planning
  • Publishing Catalog acquisition
  • Licensing
  • Rights enforcement (pre-litigation cease and desist)
  • Dispute resolution and settlement

Representative Clients (partial factual list including former firm, no endorsement implied)

  • The Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute (Outside Counsel)
  • Music Sales Corporation / G. Schirmer Music Publishers / Schirmer Theatrical
  • Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)
  • The Estate of Mother Teresa of Calcutta  (The Mother Teresa Center, Inc.)
  • GoldieBlox, Inc.
  • The Jabbawockeez
  • Pauley Perrette, actress and musician
  • Paul Zerdin
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Postmodern Jukebox
  • Comcast
  • NBCUniversal
  • Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN)
  • The Colburn School
  • 21C Artist Management (The Youtube Symphony Worldwide Project)
  • The Estate of David Goodis
  • Adams Broadcast Consulting, Inc.
  • The Americas Society, New York
  • Chanticleer
  • Michael Abels
  • The Utah Symphony and Opera
  • The Colorado Symphony
  • The Philly Pops
  • Subito Music
  • iCadenza, LLC
  • Penn National Gaming, Inc.
  • SBG Film, LLC
  • Airstar America
  • The Estate of James Thurber
  • The Estate of Thomas Cullinan (“The Beguiled”)
  • Jesse-Jane McParland
  • Anne Waldman
  • Boy Heart Films, LLC
  • Durg Music (Michael Schachter)
  • The American Viola Society
  • Flame Ventures, LLC
  • Modern Milk
  • North Star Media
  • Avie Records
  • Universal Edition, A.G. (Vienna and New York)
  • Original Appalachian Artworks (The Cabbage Patch Kids)
  • The Pax Per Musicam Foundation (worldwide concert telecasts)
  • Peloton Interactive
  • Tongal, Inc.
  • iPic Cinemas
  • eighth blackbird
  • Brian Byrne
  • VF Corp. (Lee Jeans)
  • Crazy Boat Pictures, Ltd (Discovery Channel / Radical Media documentary “The Telescope”)
  • Echo North Productions, LLC (Animal Planet series “Life At Vet U” )
  • G. Henle, USA
  • Allison Baver, Olympic Medalist (fashion, television, endorsements)
  • Twisted Entertainment, LLC (“Twisted Vegas” live show)
  • Magic Mortimer, LLC (“Xavier” live show)
  • Minnesota Opera Production of Stephen King’s “The Shining” (co-licensed by Stephen King, Warner Bros., and The Estate of Stanley Kubrick)
  • Ballet West (Salt Lake City), star of BBC Worldwide and The CW series “Breaking Pointe”
  • Ballet X
  • Client live shows in Las Vegas at MGM Grand; Luxor Hotel and Casino; Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino; Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino; Westgate Resort
  • Composer client ballet commissions and productions at Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Oslo; Royal Swedish  Ballet, Stockholm; SemperOper Dresden; National Performing Arts Center, Beijing
  • Composer client opera commissions and productions at Santa Fe Opera, Gaertnerplatz Theatre, Munich; Metropolitan Opera, New York (workshop program commissions); Fort Worth Opera; Minnesota Opera; Sarasota Opera; Los Angeles Opera; Beth Morrison Project
  • Book publishing agreements with Random House, Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, including NY Times best sellers and numerous independent publishers
  • Clients have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Awards, and have been nominated for an Academy Award

Professional Leadership

  • The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (New York), past President (2010-2012)
  • BMI Foundation, Inc., Trustee (New York)
  • Classical Radio KUSC, Board of Councilors (Los Angeles)
  • Marlboro Music School and Festival (Vermont), Trustee
  • Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. (New York), Trustee
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society (Member)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section (Member)
  • California Copyright Conference (Member)
  • Association of Independent Music Publishers (Member)
  • American Music Center (New York), Treasurer

Recognition & Accomplishments

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law,
  • SuperLawyers – Entertainment and Sports (Southern California)
  • ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, for a paper on copyright law
  • National Grand Prize, Entertainment Law Initiative legal writing competition, co-sponsored by the Recording Academy and the American Bar Association
  • Paul Revere Awards, more than 10, for excellence in music publishing, presented by the Music Publishers’ Association of the United States

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D. cum laude, member of Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, attended while working full time in the music industry)
  • University of York, England (PhD [DPhil.] music composition)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. music)

Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Publications

  • Book review, “All You Need To Know About The Music Business” (9th Edition) by Donald Passman, Los Angeles Review of Books, March 2016
  • “Happy Birthday, from a Copyright Clerk to You,” The Daily Journal, September 30, 2015
  • “The Laws of Hollywood,” review of “Clearance and Copyright, 4th Edition,” Los Angeles Review of Books, July 2015
  • Book review, “The Copyright Wars,” California Lawyer, June 2015
  • “Stairway to Heaven, or to the Jury Room?” The Daily Journal (Los Angeles and San Francisco) and dailyjournal.com, November 26, 2014
  • Entertainment Law: Forms and Analysis,” Law Journal Press, 5th Update, September 2014
  • Opinion, “The Alexandrian Solution to Copyright Reform,” The Daily Journal (Los Angeles and San Francisco) and dailyjournal.com, March 26, 2014
  • Book review, “Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century,” California Lawyer, January 2014
  • “Melville Nimmer the Writer: A Review of the 1963 First Edition of Nimmer on Copyright on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of its Publication,” Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Vol. 60, No. 2, Winter 2013
  • “Ten Things We Have Learned from Internet Radio, So Far…,” Association of Independent Music Publishers, “Copyright Corner” at www.aimp.org, September 9, 2013
  • “The DMCA License?” Association of Independent Music Publishers, “Copyright Corner” at www.aimp.org, June 6, 2013
  • “‘Think Big’ – The Next Great Copyright Act,” Association of Independent Music Publishers, “Copyright Corner” at www.aimp.org, April 8, 2013
  • “Entertainment Law: Forms and Analysis,” published by Law Journal Press, New York, updated annually
  • “The Drama of Copyright Law,” The Daily Journal (Los Angeles), May 25, 2010
  • “Copyright – My Story: A One-Woman Play,” 17 J. Intell. Property Law 35, 2010
  • “Trademark Creation Strategies: From A to Zzzzzzzap,” Electronic Retailer, August 2007
  • “The Brave New World of New Media,” interview with Corey Field, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2007
  • “Should Congress Enact Copyright Protection for Fashion Design?” Electronic Retailer, September 2006
  • “Entertainment and Media Law for the Twenty-First Century,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2006
  • “Success by Design: An Introduction to Design Patents,” Electronic Retailer, November 2005
  • “‘Owning It:’ Copyright Ownership Basics for the Advertising Industry,” Electronic Retailer, June 2005; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2006-2007
  • “‘The Symphony of Selling:’ Music Licensing Basics for the Advertising Industry,” Electronic Retailer, December 2004
  • “Berne Goes to the Movies: Moral Rights Equivalents Come to the Fore in United States Film Industry Litigation,” Copyright World (London), July/August 2003; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2004-2005
  • “The Public Domain Constituency: New Developments in the Copyright Balance of Power,” Copyright World (London), February 2003
  • “Copyright, Technology, and Time: Perspectives on ‘Interactive’ as a Term of Art in Copyright Law,” Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 2003; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2003-2004
  • “Corporations and Copyright in Cyberspace: ‘Hidden’ Internet Regulation and the Corporate Director’s Duty to Monitor – UMG Recordings v. MP3.com Seen from the Perspective of In Re Caremark International Inc. Derivative Litigation,” Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 2002; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook,  2003-2004
  • “Copyright Co-Ownership in Cyberspace: The Digital Merger of Content and Technology in Digital Rights Management and e-commerce,” Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Fall 2001; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2002-2003
  • “Did Napster Save Copyright? A Proposal to Amend Section 511 of the Copyright Act Using A&M Records v. Napster to Solve the Supreme Court’s Eleventh Amendment Abrogation Riddle,” Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.,  2001; Entertainment, Publishing, and the Arts Handbook, 2003-2004
  • “New Uses and New Percentages: Music Contracts, Royalties, and Distribution Models in the Digital Millennium,” (full version) UCLA Entertainment Law Review, 2000; (condensed version) Entertainment and Sports Lawyer 2000; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook 2001-2002; Syllabus, 2001 UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium “e-Hollywood, the Sequel”
  • “Their Master’s Voice? Recording Artists, Bright Lines, and Bowie Bonds: The Debate Over Sound Recordings as Works Made for Hire,” Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., 2000; Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2002-2003
  • Editor, The Musician’s Guide to Symphonic Music (Schott Music Corp.)
  • Commissioning Editor, Schott Music Corp / European American Music (Editor of multiple music publications)
  • Some scholarly publications available on SSRN.

Speaking Engagements

  • Classical Music Evolution/Revolution (Panelist), Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA, June 2017
  • Music Publishing and Copyright Law Annual Update, Music Publishers Association of the United States Annual Meeting, New York, NY, June 2017
  • Navigating Music Rights and Licensing, DanceUSA Annual National Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, June, 2017
  • Music Publishing and the Law, Harvard Law School (Panelist), Sponsored by the Recording Artists Project at Harvard Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 2016
  • Music and Media Law, USC Gould School of Law, Music Law Society (Panelist), September, 2016
  • Film Production, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Seminar, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing, China, May 2016 (At invitation of USC School of Cinematic Arts)
  • UCLA Extension “Copyright Law in the Entertainment Industry” (Instructor, class offered annually)
  • Panelist, “Legal 101 for Film Festivals,”  Art House Convergence Conference, Midway, Utah, January 20, 2016
  • “Copyright: From Cave Art to Computers – The Essentials for Lawyers in Any Practice Area,” Ballard Spahr CLE, September 9, 2015
  • Panel Moderator and Co-Chair, “So You Want to Make an Independent Film,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, June 17, 2015
  • Panelist, “Reviewing the ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees in the Age of Digital Distribution,” University of California, Irvine School of Law, Entertainment Law Society Symposium, March 28, 2015
  • Moderator, “Memoranda or Mysteries: Lawyers Who Write,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles, February 26, 2015
  • “Copyright Law Fundamentals and the Music Industry,” Entertainment Law Seminar (Guest Speaker), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, February 11, 2015
  • Panelist, “Legal Clinic,” IFP Festival Forum and Art House Convergence Joint Meeting, Midway, Utah, January 21, 2015
  • Panelist, “Music Industry Disrupt Part 1: In the Recording Studio,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, presentation, Philadelphia, November 5, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, “The Business of Music,” California State University-Fullerton, October 22, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, “Entertainment Law in the Film Industry,” School of Visual Arts, New York, October 20, 2014
  • Moderator, “Streamers Unite!” Entertainment, Technology and the Law Conference, MusicBiz, New York, September 23, 2014
  • Panelist, “Laws Concerning International Music and Games, Digital Licensing and Distribution Contracts,” The State Bar of California Annual Meeting, San Diego, September 11, 2014
  • Panel Moderator, “Disruption as a Business Model: Can the Music Industry Survive as a Totally Free Unregulated Market?” MusicBiz Entertainment and Technology Law Conference, Los Angeles, May 8, 2014
  • “Copyright & Commissioning Basics,” The Berkeley Symphony and American Composers Orchestra Career Development Workshop, Berkeley, May 4, 2014
  • Panelist, “Entertainment Law Careers,” Los Angeles County Bar Association Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section, USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, April 9, 2014
  • “Copyright Law Fundamentals,” Entertainment Law Seminar, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, March 12, 2014
  • Served as judge for the Pepperdine University School of Law National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, Malibu, November 9-11, 2013
  • Panel Moderator, “Internet Radio: Conquests and Controversies,” Association of Independent Music Publishers, Los Angeles, October 17, 2013
  • Moderator, “The Death of Copyright: The Sequel,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Beverly Hills, May 15, 2013
  • “An Interactive Tour of the Music Industry,” ASCAP EXPO, Los Angeles, April 19, 2013
  • “Entertainment and Copyright Law and Careers,” Entertainment Law Seminar, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, February 27, 2013
  • “Copyright Law – The Blueprint of the Music Industry,” California Copyright Conference, Los Angeles, November 13, 2012
  • Panelist, “Copyright Trolls or Creative Lawyering? Mass Copyright Infringement Suits,” National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series, Los Angeles, October 25, 2012
  • Panel Moderator, “The Unlikeliest Stars: When Real People Meet Reality Television,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Beverly Hills, October 17, 2012
  • “Copyright Law as the Blueprint of the Music Industry,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Northwest Chapter, Seattle, September 27, 2012
  • Panel Moderator, “Truth and Dare: Celebrities and Social Media,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Beverly Hills, February 15, 2012
  • Program Co-Chair, “Solutions to Piracy of Intellectual Property,” Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Beverly Hills, December 14, 2011
  • “Copyright Law as the Blueprint of the Music Industry,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Northern California Chapter, San Francisco, October 6, 2011
  • Panel Moderator, “Proprietary Rights, IP, and the Internet,” American Bar Association IP Section / Los Angeles County Bar Association IP Section, Los Angeles, September 20, 2011
  • “Selling and Licensing Technology in Emerging Markets,” Utah Technology Council, Salt Lake City, July 2011
  • Guest appearance on The Ed Bernstein Show, speaking on entertainment law, including copyright, trademarks, and celebrity rights of publicity, KSNV-TV (NBC affiliate in Las Vegas), June 2011
  • Panelist, “The Future of Intellectual Property: An Evening With Judge Alex Kozinski and Friends,” Los Angeles County Bar Association Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section, Los Angeles, May 2011
  • “Rights, Royalties, Sales and Licenses: Is the Eminem Verdict the First of Many?” National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, May 2011
  • Guest speaker in copyright law seminar, “Copyright Law in the Entertainment Industry,” Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, March 2011
  • Panel Moderator, “Live Performance: Copyright Issues in Live Performance Including Musicals, Plays, Choreography, and Opera,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Mid-Winter meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 2011
  • “Copyright Law for Filmmakers,” Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Transmedia, Film Program, November 2010
  • “The Developing Storm of Copyright Termination: Who Wins, Who Loses, and How Will it Really Work?” National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), Los Angeles, October 2010
  • “Copyright Law for Filmmakers,” Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Transmedia, Film Program, October 2009
  • “Copyright and Contracts,” American composers Forum “Making Music Work,” Minneapolis, April 2009
  • “Copyright and the Music Industry,” Audio Engineering Society, Calgary and Banff, Alberta, Canada, January 2009
  • “The Film Business for Filmmakers,” Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Transmedia, Film Program (via live video), September 2008
  • “Arts Administration and the Law,” Drexel University, May 2008
  • “Copyright and Music Licensing for the Film Industry, ” Visual Advocacy Seminar, University of Pennsylvania Law School, February 2008
  • “Copyright and the Music Industry, ” Electronic Media Forum, Opera America, February 2008
  • “Music Licensing,” Intellectual Property Licensing Today, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 2008
  • “Rights and Property in the Creative Arts: The Entertainment Lawyer,” Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law Career Symposium, January 2008
  • “Digital Rights for the Music Industry,” Chamber Music America Annual Conference, New York City, January 2008
  • “Ins and Outs of Intellectual Property for Filmmakers,” Berks Movie Madness Festival, Berks Arts Council, Reading, Pennsylvania, October 2007
  • “Music Industry Copyright Lawsuits,” Delaware Tonight, WHYY  TV, Wilmington and Philadelphia, October 2007
  • “Cross-Border Business Transactions: Intellectual Property and Related Issues,” American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario, October 2007
  • “Intellectual Property and the Advertising Industry,” Electronic Retailing Association, New York City,  2007
  • “Copyright and the Web: Community Web Sites Legal Issues,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, June 2007
  • “Arts Administration and the Law,” Drexel University, May 2007
  • “Intellectual Property and the Direct Response Advertising Industry,” Electronic Retailing Association, Santa Monica, California, April 2007
  • Moderator, “Music Industry Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs,” Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, Temple University, April 2007
  • “Protect Yourself: Copyright Essentials,” Chamber Music America, New York City, April 2007
  • “Changing the Landscape: The Effect of New Digital Distribution Platforms on the Entertainment Industry” and “Courtroom Drama: Litigating Copyright, Trademark, and Breach of Contract Disputes,” 10th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, University of Miami (Florida) School of Law, February 2007
  • “Copyright Law and Literature: Representing Authors’ Estates,” GoodisCon 2007, Philadelphia, January 2007
  • “Copyright and the Works of David Goodis,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, January 2007
  • “Copyright Law and Literature: Representing Authors’ Estates,” PhiloBiblon Club, Philadelphia, January 2007
  • “YouTube and Community Web Sites: Copyright and Business Issues,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8 TV, Philadelphia, November 2006
  • “Copyright, Technology, and Time: How Competing Interests Shape Digital Copyright Law in the United States,” Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law–Camden, November 2006
  • “Almost Famous: Lawyers in the Music Industry,” Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law Sports & Entertainment Law Society and Intellectual Property Law Society, November 2006
  • “Copyright, Technology, and Time: How Competing Interests Shape Digital Copyright Law in the United States,” Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI Canada), Toronto, Ontario, November 2006
  • “Copyright and Culture,” Cinema Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, September 2006
  • “The Score: Music for Film and Television,” The Recording Academy, Philadelphia Chapter, July 2006
  • Moderator, “Creating a Dynamic Musical Destination,” Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit, Philadelphia June 2006
  • “Copyright and Culture,” Cinema Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, June 2006
  • “The Fashion Police: The Fashion Industry and New Copyright Legislation,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, May 2006
  • “The Sixteenth Semi-Annual Business Policy Competition,” Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, April 2006
  • “Internet Law Update 2006,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, April 2006
  • “Comprehending Copyrights,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, April 2006
  • “Grammy Professional Networking Event: ‘In the Mix,'” The Recording Academy, Philadelphia Chapter, March 2006
  • “Life Story Rights for Motion Pictures,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, February 2006
  • “Making Money Making Music: Representing Clients in the New Music Industry,” Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts CLE, October 2005
  • “Intellectual Property Protection in Direct Response Advertising,” Electronic Retailing Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, September 2005
  • Moderator, “From the Front Page to the Big Screen: Real Stories, Real Drama, Reel Deals,” Philadelphia, September 2005
  • “Copyright Registration: Copyright and New Technologies,” U.S. Copyright Practice for Paralegals, Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 2005
  • Moderator, “Is Copyright Killing the Documentary Film?” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., New York City Chapter, May 2005
  • “Barely There: The Borders of Copyright Protection and Design Patents,” American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Joint Meeting of Copyright and Antitrust Committees, Philadelphia, May 2005
  • “Entertainment vs. Technology,” Money Matters Today, Comcast CN8-TV, Philadelphia, May 2005
  • “Intellectual Property Law in Advertising,” Electronic Retailing Association Legal Series, New York City, May 2005; Santa Monica, California, April 2005
  • “Internet Law Update 2005,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, April 2005
  • Moderator, “Is Copyright Killing the Documentary Film?” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, March 2005
  • “Intellectual Property Law,” Widener University School of Law, Intellectual Property Society,  March 2005
  • “Copyright Law and the Internet,” The Internet & Society, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, January 2005
  • “Copyright Law & the Music Industry” and “Music Publishing & Recording,” Third Annual Music Law Conference, University of Florida Levin College of Law, January 2005
  • “Copyright and the Music Industry: Essentials for Composers,” University of the Arts, Philadelphia, December 2004
  • “Recent developments relating to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,” Cyberlaw Seminar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law–Camden, November 2004
  • “Filling the Copyright Gaps,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Internet Law Update, Philadelphia, April 2004
  • Moderator, “The Music Industry Right Now!” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter , March 2004
  • “Download This! The Latest in Online Copyright Infringement,” Ballard Spahr CLE, December 2003
  • “New Developments in Entertainment Law,” Villanova University School of Law Entertainment & Sports Law Society, December 2003
  • “Intellectual Property Licensing,” Ballard Spahr IP seminar, Philadelphia, November 2003
  • “Copyright Law and the Music Industry,” Music as a Case Study class, New York University Continuing and Professional Studies Division, September 2003
  • “New Media and its Effect on the Entertainment Industry: The Real Deal,” Sixth Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, University of Miami (Florida) School of Law, April 2003
  • “Business Essentials for Composers: Copyright Law, Publishing Contracts, and Orchestral Commissioning Agreements,” American Music Center workshop, New York City, March 2003
  • “Focus on Phillywood: Filmmaking and Copyright,” Greater Philadelphia Film Office and The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, March 2003
  • “Copyright Law, Publishing Contracts, and Orchestral Commissioning Agreements,” Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, Minneapolis, October 2002
  • “Copyright Issues in Advertising Law,” Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Philadelphia, 2002
  • “Music Business Bootcamp: Copyright and Trademark Issues,” Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts workshop, August 2002
  • “Ownership of Intellectual Property: Do You Own What You Think You Own?” Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Philadelphia, June 2002
  • “Regulating the Creativity Market: Legal Aspects of Arts & Entertainment,” University of Pennsylvania Law School: Penn IP Group, Philadelphia, April 2002
  • “Exclusive Recording Agreements,” Fifth Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, University of Miami (Florida) School of Law, April 2002
  • “Every Composer’s Business: Essentials for Your Career,” American Music Center seminar, Northwestern University Music Department, April 2002
  • “Corporations and Copyright in Cyberspace,” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Philadelphia Chapter, April 2001