MMTC Members: Discount Registration to Next Week’s BESLA Conference in NYC!

by mmtcbbsj on April 1, 2016

Special Discount! BESLA offering MMTC members discounted registration at $185 rate for professionals and $85 for law students. Email MMTC Director of Communications Marcella Gadson at mgadson [at] mmtconline [dot] org for the promo code! Visit for more information.

BESLA (Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association) will host their Mid-Year Conference in New York City at Fordham University on April 4, 2016.

Following in this year’s theme, “Succeeding in the Entertainment and Sports Industries,” the conference will include several panels covering an array of topics such as digital media and tips to climbing the corporate ladder.

UPTOWN_la_reidThis year’s featured guest speaker is music industry veteran L.A. Reid, who will take part in an intimate and enlightening discussion about his experiences in the entertainment business.

A special luncheon panel on running a major sports union will feature DeMaurice F. Smith(Executive Director, The National Football League Players Association) and Michele A. Roberts (Executive Director, The National Basketball Players Association).

Other speakers include: Keith Clinkscales(CEO of Revolt TV & Media), Keyes Hill-Edgar (EVP of Business Affairs and General Counsel, Viacom Media Networks), Carlos Fleming (VP of Talent Management, WME/IMG), Kenny Chandler (Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour), Lori Aken (Sr. Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition and learning, Sony Pictures Entertainment), Ken Shropshire (Director of Spots Business Initiative and Special Counsel, Duane Morris, LLP), Endi Piper (Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, TV One) and Antonious Porch (General Counsel, Shazam).

“BESLA is incredibly excited and honored to have DeMaurice Smith and Michele Roberts headline the luncheon roundtable during this year’s mid-year conference,” shared the conference’s Co-chair Derek Jackson, Managing Counsel & VP of Business Affairs, Sports Marketing for Under Armour. “Both have used their legal backgrounds to become two of the most important and influential people in the sports industry, so conference attendees will benefit greatly from having a chance to interact with them and learn about some of their keys to success.”

“As we fulfill our mission at BESLA, by striving to empower our members and provide access to key influencers, what better way is there to achieve this than offering an up close and personal discussion with one of the music industry’s legendary producers and record label executives, Mr. Antonio “LA” Reid, the man who has discovered some of the biggest pop stars on the planet,” says Matt Middleton, conference Co-chair of Matthew J. Middleton Law, P.C. 

Sponsors include: BMW, Morgan Stanley, REVOLT, Microsoft, Fordham University, and Fox Rothschild, LLP, among others.


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