BESLA @ The CBC Schedule

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Howard University School of Law Library
2900 Van Ness St NW, Washington, DC 20008




2:30 P.M.

Doors Open

3:00 P.M.

Social Justice Panel


Black (Red, White, and Brown) Votes Matter

From mayoral and county commissioner races to the presidential election, this country will face a set of changes following eight years of the current administration. This will affect you and your clients personally and professionally. This panel will discuss policies and issues that will impact you in 2017 and beyond.

Attorney Lezlie Baskerville, President and CEO, National Association of Equity in Higher Education (NAFEO)


Moses Boyd, Principal and Founder, Integrated Solutions Group


Christopher Crawford, Chief Reimagination Officer, Because of Them We Can


Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President and CEO, the Hip Hop Caucus

4:20 P.M.

Sports Law Policy Panel


Students Athletes: Are Any Real Changes Coming after O’Bannon v. NCAA and Keller v. Electronic Arts & Davis Electronic Arts?

Peter A. Feldman [invited]

Majority Counsel

Chairman John Thune (R-SD)

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


Lateef Mtima, Esq., Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice/ Howard University School of Law


Tyrone Thomas, Esq.,

Partner, Mintz Levin

5:30 P.M.

Entertainment Policy Panel


Music and New Media – How will Copyright Act Reform, CRB Issues on Streaming Rates Impact Revenues & Royalties?  Will the latest DOJ Consent Decrees Cause Total Disruption of the Performing Rights Licensing

In The United States for ASCAP & BMI?

Brieanne Elpert, Esq., Senior Counsel, Licensing & Enforcement, Sound Exchange


Gary R. Greenstein, Esq., Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Greg Barnes, General Counsel and Director of Governmental Affairs

Digital Media Association


John L. Simson, Executive-in-Residence and Program Director

Business and Entertainment

Kogod School of Business

American University

7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.


Sponsored by BMW

The Park

920 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20005

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