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FEATURED SPEAKERS/PANELISTS

Programming is subject to change without notice

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Annual Conference Co-Chairs
Chiquita Woolfolk Banks, Esq.

Chiquita Woolfolk Banks, Esq.

Vice President
Senior Advisor, Production & Investment Planning, The Walt Disney Company

Darrick J. Hooker, Esq.

Darrick J. Hooker, Esq.

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

Lawrence C. Hinkle II, Esq.

Lawrence C. Hinkle II, Esq.

COO and General Counsel, Urban TV, Inc.

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Moderators
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Founder & CEO of Ashe Sports & Entertainment Consulting, Inc.

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Prof. & Dir. of the Ent.,

Sports & Media Law Program,

GSU College of Law

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Partner, Fox Rothschild, and

President of BESLA

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Partner, Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein, & Lezcano

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Managing Partner

Granderson Des Rochers

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Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, ABC News and Chairwoman of BESLA

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Gregory O. Olaniran, Esq.

Partner,

Mitchell Silberburg & Knupp LLP

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WYZ Girl Entertainment

& BESLA Board Member

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Community Engagement &

Movement Building Counsel,

Southern Center for Human Rights

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Panelists
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Associate, Entertainment &

Digital Media Practice Group,

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN

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Kai Bowe, Esq.

Director of Current Programming, Unscripted at OWN

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Head of Partnerships, Yat Labs

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Uwonda Carter Scott, Esq.

Partner, Carter + Woodard

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Vice President & General Counsel, The Black News Channel

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Co-Founder Founding General

Partner at Limited Ventures

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Partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson

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Head of Business & Legal Affairs,

Saban Music Group

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Founder and
CEO, Sound Royalties

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Partner, Esq., Perkins Coie, LLP

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Senior Counsel, Corporate Governance & Securities and Jordan Brand General Counsel at Nike the Jordan Brand

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Senior Vice President, Integrated

Content Strategy, ABC News

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GM, Global Basketball, Skate,

Incubate at Converse

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Yaphett K. Powell, Esq

Global Content Acquisition,

Exec., Disney Streaming

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Associate General Counsel, Chicago Cubs

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Vice President & Assoc. General Counsel, Jesse Collins Entertainment

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Co-Founder, Black Music

Action Coalition (“BMAC”)

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Publisher and Editor,

The New York Amsterdam News

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Partner, Holland & Knight

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Exec. Dir, Institute for Intellectual Property & Social Justice

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General Counsel, Yat Labs

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Senior Business Affairs Executive, Amazon Studios

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