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Pepperdine University Entertainment, Media, And Sports Law Summer Classroom Series

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Presented by the Pepperdine Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture and California Lawyers Association

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Wednesdays from July 10, 2019 to August 7, 2019, Noon–1 pm

Purchase all 5 panels by Wednesday, July 10, 2019 to receive a 20% discount on the full series of panels!

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Pepperdine Classroom at STAPLES Center
Delta Suite Level B
1111 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California

The panels will be held in person and recorded for the CLA MCLE catalog. Producer: Jeremy M. Evans (

  • 5 hours of MCLE Credit including 1 hour of Legal Ethics and 1 hour of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society
  • Live events at the Pepperdine Classroom at STAPLES Center

A Matter of Fairness and Protection: Who Is Looking Out for Student-Athletes When Schools Purchase Disability Insurance for Them?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Giller describes ways to protect student-athlete clients through insurance programs and is one of the few attorneys that practices sports insurance. There is an emerging trend in college sports where schools use money received from the NCAA Student Assistance Fund to purchase permanent total disability (PTD) insurance policies, some of which include a loss-of value rider, for high-profile student-athletes to help protect their future earnings. As an outspoken proponent of any student athlete who is projected to be a top draft pick taking full advantage of school-purchased insurance, this author has become increasingly concerned about who is—and who should be—helping student-athletes understand the intricacies of disability insurance and navigate the inevitable hurdles insurance companies will construct if the athlete ever needs to file a claim for benefits.

Speaker: Richard Giller, Partner, ReedSmith
1 Hour General MCLE Credit

Ethics and Sports Betting: The Legal Lines Between Profit and Responsibility

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Finding the balance between entering a new arena of sports betting and how the regulatory scheme might be implemented in California and beyond. Where are the ethical, legal, and business pitfalls for attorneys and industry leaders?


  • Peter Pham, Director of Publishing, Gamblit Gaming, LLC
  • Peter Hammon, Director of Government Relations & Business Development, US, Smarkets

1 Hour Legal Ethics MCLE Credit

Litigation in Hollywood: Stories from the Trenches

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Jeff McFarland is one of preeminent trial lawyers in the country for the number one business only litigation firm, Quinn Emanuel. Mr. McFarland has represented studios and talent agencies and has stories to tell. From practice tips, to negotiation and litigation tactics, Mr. McFarland will present on litigation in Hollywood.

Speaker: Jeff McFarland, Partner and Co-Chair, National Media & Entertainment Practice, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
1 Hour General MCLE Credit

Entertainment and Film: Breaking In and Moving Up

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The panelists will discuss how to break in and move up in entertainment. Data and statistics will be provided as well as industry successes and failures with regard to minorities and women in entertainment. Recent law developments in California as to equal wages and opportunities.


  • Danielle S. Price (’12, JD), Associate Attorney, LaPolt Law, P.C.
  • Sarah Stern (’15, JD), Director of Business Affairs, NBC Entertainment & Universal Television

1 Hour Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society MCLE Credit

Journalism in Entertainment: Protecting the First Amendment, Finding the Truth, and Reaching the Audience

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Truth in journalism and the right to a free press are rooted in the U.S. Constitution. These experts will discuss how to write and produce both ethically and responsibly, with an eye towards business. Panelists will also discuss recent developments in the law and industry and how attorneys can reach clients and make a difference through media and entertainment.


  • Natalie Brunell (’09), TV Correspondent, Podcast Host
  • Jonathan Handel, Of Counsel, TroyGould; Contributing Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

1 Hour of General MCLE Credit

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Per Panel$75: CLA members
$95: Non-CLA members
$50: CYLA members/students
$20: Optional box lunch
Entire Series $300: CLA members
$395: Non-CLA members
$200: CYLA members/students
$100: Optional box lunch

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Pre-registration on the CLA website closes the Friday preceding each panel.

On-site registration available as space permits. Call CLA at 916-516-1757 for availability. No on-site cash payments accepted.

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