BESLA members are lawyers, leaders and industry professionals. BESLA facilitates professional advancement and fosters mutually beneficial relationships among its members, corporate partners, and private donors. Our membership benefits from strategic alliances and networking opportunities promoted through an annual program of activities that meet the needs of attorneys from leading law firms, in-house counsel from major entertainment, new media, amateur and professional sports organizations, solo practitioners, law school professors, business executives in the music, sports, cable and broadcast television, film, video game, digital media, touring, marketing and branding, and publishing industries, including financiers, agents, and managers. To advance the next generation of entertainment and sports lawyers, membership is also extended to law students.
BESLA has a network of over 3,000 lawyers, professionals and law students across the United States and abroad.
Lawyers - Attorneys from leading law firms, in-house counsel from major entertainment and sports companies, and law school professionals.
Non-Lawyers - Business executives, financiers, agents, talent, athletes, managers, business owners and a wide-variety of other professionals.
Law Student Members - Diverse law students from across the country who have a focus on entertainment, sports and related industries.
FIRMS, COMPANIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS
REPRESENTED BY BESLA
Alston & Bird
Barnes & Thornburg LLC
Black Women in Entertainment Law
Corporate Counsel Women of Color
Digital Media Association
Fordham University School of Law
Fox Audience Strategy
Fox Rothschild, LLP
Future of Music Coalition
Garvey, Shubert & Baber
Howard University School of Law
Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton
Loeb & Loeb
Mitchell Silberburg Knupp LLC
Motion Picture Association of America Inc.
National Bar Association
National Black Law Students Association
NBA Players Association
NFL Players Association
O'Melveny & Meyers
Plummer Law Group, PC
Recording Industry of America
Robert A. Celestin Intelligent Music Entertainment, Inc.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Squire Patton Boggs
Sweeney, Johnson & Scates, LLP
The Academy Group
The Audience Awards
The Walt Disney Company
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Warner Music Group/Warner Records
Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
XM Satellite Radio