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Intellectual Property Issues in the Media

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Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights

Neil Carrey, of Counsel - Baker Hostetler

C. Dennis Loomis, Partner - Baker Hostetler
Alan L. Friel, Partner - Baker Hostetler
Robert C. Welsh, of Counsel - Baker Hostetler


Tuesday August 23, 2016
Beverly Hills Public Library - 444 N. Rexford Drive

7:00 PM - Meet & Greet    7:15 PM-8:30 PM - Panel Discussion
8:30 PM - Networking, Refreshments

TICKETS (PRE-REGISTERED) - $30 (Members); $35 (General Public)
TICKETS AT DOOR, subject to availability - $40
Free Parking on site after 6pm


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Neil Carrey
Neil Carrey, of Counsel at Baker Hostetler, has more than 49 years of experience as a tax, business, transactional, benefits, ERISA, exempt organization attorney, representing clients in various industries as well as governmental agencies and nonprofits. For most of his career, Neil has represented closely held businesses, governmental agencies and individuals in all aspects of their business, tax, employee benefits, and healthcare matters. He also has helped to form many exempt organizations. Neil regularly counsels clients on complex tax matters and on the structuring of complex business matters, negotiating business transactions and nonprofit organizations. He uses his accounting background extensively in assisting clients with their tax and business matters and has handled numerous tax and benefit audits. Neil is also highly involved in his community with civic and non-profit work.

C. Dennis Loomis
C. Dennis Loomis, Partner at Baker Hostetler, has more than 25 years of experience representing (among others) major entertainment entities, manufacturers, consumer product companies, high tech concerns, Internet service providers, educational institutions, trade organizations, advertisers, artists, and entrepreneurs, both as a litigator and as a strategic advisor concerning intellectual property matters and complex business disputes and transactions.

In the litigation arena, Dennis' legal practice has focused primarily on sophisticated, complex litigation, primarily involving intellectual property and business torts, with additional experience in tax, regulatory, real estate, and antitrust matters. He has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in numerous jury and bench trials, in state and federal courts, on appeal, in arbitration, mediation, and other ADR tribunals.

Alan L. Friel
Alan L. Friel, Partner at Baker Hostetler, focuses his practice on intellectual property transactions, regulatory schemes, and privacy and consumer protection law. Alan Friel is a thought leader regarding convergence legal issues -- the property, liability, and regulatory implications at the evolving intersections between media, marketing, technology, distribution, commerce, big data, and communication brought about by the ongoing digital revolution.

Alan has been contributing to the development of the legal and business paradigms of cyberspace since the days of CD-Rom and bulletin board services, and negotiated the first experimental Internet production agreements with traditional Hollywood talent unions -- SAG, DGA, and WGA -- in the 1990s. Alan remains on the cutting edge of emerging media, crafting alliances between TV producers and distributors and online services, as well as between big brands, social game publishers, and "app" developers.

Robert C. Welsh
Bob Welsh, of Counsel at Baker Hostetler, focuses his practice on intellectual property, entertainment and first amendment issues. Bob crafts innovative solutions to his clients' cases using his analytical background and depth of experience with a fresh, unique perspective. Experience
  • Representation of record companies and record company trade association (for which Bob received an Honorary Gold Record from RIAA for obtaining "largest civil settlement in RIAA history").
  • Represented children's television broadcaster against state and federal claims brought by producer of television series and obtained defense verdict.
  • Represented major entertainment company/television developer regarding royalties from hit television series which resulted in
  • Represented major book retailer against antitrust charges brought by independent booksellers resulting in favorable defense verdict.
  • Represented trademark licensors in disputes regarding termination of licensees and obtained favorable determinations for clients.
  • Represented international apparel company against coarges of trademark infringement in federal lawsuit resulting in dismissal of vast majority of claims.
  • Represented international footwear manufacturer in copyright infringement lawsuit which resulted in summary judgment knocking out most of the plaintiff's damages claims which led to favorable settlement.
  • Represented international apparel company in dispute with licensee over termination of license, obtaining arbitration award in client's favor and defeating licensee's counterclaims.

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