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CLE 8: The Crystal Ball: Divining The Future of Music Law

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Experienced music lawyers ponder, predict and pontificate on the future of music and music law.


MODERATOR Ken Abdo Attorney Lommen Abdo Law Firm

Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department which has served as legal counsel to music, film, TV, theatre, literary publishing and media artists for over 27 years. Firm clients include multiple GRAMMY award recipients, gold and platinum recording artists, as well as Oscar, Emmy, Peabody and Spirit award winners. Ken’s focus is on music law and business over all media platforms. Following earlier years as a musician and entertainer, his legal career has been recognized for successful work with developing artists, legacy artists, and music artist estates. His commitment to artist advocacy and the legal profession have led him to national leadership positions with The Recording Academy, The American Bar Association among other organizations.

Tim Mandelbaum Partner Fox Rothschild LLP

Tim is a partner in the New York office of Fox Rothschild LLP. His practice focuses on Intellectual Property and Entertainment & Sports Law.

He provides strategic career and business guidance to a variety of talent and corporate clients in film, television, new media, literature and sports. He is recognized for his talents as a pro-active deal broker on behalf of his clients and serves them in all legal-related facets of their careers and businesses. As an experienced intellectual property and entertainment attorney, he regularly negotiates contracts and handles intellectual property matters regarding copyrights, trademarks and other branding tools for his clients. He is a frequent guest lecturer on issues pertaining to the changes confronting the entertainment industry.

Kenneth Anderson Special Counsel Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP