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August 17, 2018

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard honored with the 2018 Corporate Counsel of the Year Award by the Muslim Bar Association of New York.

May 10, 2018

Elke Flores Suber leads the legal team that supports Microsoft Stores worldwide, providing strategic counsel on compliance and risk management, retail, ecommerce, real estate, and other issues. She has also supported expansion initiatives in China and the UK. Prior to this role, Elke served as lead product counsel for Microsoft consumer online products and copyright counsel for Xbox. Elke is the first African-American woman to...

December 22, 2017

 November 12, 1969 - December 16, 2017

The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Association (BESLA) mourns the passing of Edward L. Woods on December 16, 2017.  Ed, a dedicated husband, father, friend and mentor to many, will be missed. Recognized and respected as one of the top entertainment attorney lawyers and business leaders in the country, Ed's successful career spanned over two decades. Ed, a Queens, NY native began pra...

August 3, 2017

In a surprise presentation, the NBA Entertainment Sports and Arts Section presented BESLA Chairwoman, Elke Flores Suber with the 2017 NBA Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Award. Suber is a senior executive and leader with a passion for issues related to technology, intellectual property, and diversity. As the Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft Stores and its Media and Entertainment division, Elke leads a global legal team...

August 3, 2017

Yesterday, the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) hosted a joint reception with the National Bar Association (NBA) Entertainment Sports and Arts Section. The annual event was held at the NBA's 92nd Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada at the Fairmont York Hotel.

The joint reception has become a premier event where top legal talent in the entertainment, sports and affiliated industries network and honor t...

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Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard honored with the 2018 Corporate Counsel of the Year Award by the Muslim Bar Associatio...

August 17, 2018

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