20TH ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT LAW INITIATIVE® EVENT & SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF WRITING COMPETITION

GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT WILL HONOR ALLEN GRUBMAN AND MICHAEL REINERT, WITH NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN AS FEATURED SPEAKER​

WHO:              The 20th annual Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation has announced the winner and runner up of its Writing Competition:

 

Winner                                                                                    Paper Title
Rebecca Pollack
                                                                   "Innovation Or Exploitation: Is It Time To Update
Lewis & Clark Law School                                                      The DMCA Safe Harbors?"       
Portland, Ore. 

Runner-Up     
Megan Abner                                                                          "Effects Of The FCC’s 'Internet Freedom' On The
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law                                      Music Industry And Potential Collaborative
Yeshiva University                                                                  Solutions"
New York, NY

In addition, at this GRAMMY® Week event, Michael Reinert, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, will be the recipient of the 2018 Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award. This honor is awarded to an attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing and supporting the music community through service. Allen Grubman, a partner at Grubman, Shire, Meiselas & Sacks, P.C., will receive a Recording Academy™ President's Merit Award from Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in recognition of his many years of work protecting the interests of creators. Pollack, the winner of this year's Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition, and Abner, the runner up, will also be present at the event. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will be a featured speaker.

 

WHAT:            The Entertainment Law Initiative Event is the nation's preeminent gathering for entertainment attorneys, and it provides a forum for the industry to honor its own practitioners, hear from legal thought leaders, and support promising law students interested in entertainment law. Limited tickets remain and can be purchased at www.grammy.com/eli-tickets.

This annual program also includes a Writing Competition that invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to the author of the winning paper, and a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the runner-up. In addition, the winner will receive travel and tickets to various 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® events. The GRAMMY Awards will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT. For complete contest rules, visit www.grammy.com/entertainment-law-initiative. For further questions, email eli@grammy.com.

WHEN:            Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

10:30 a.m.       Media Check-In
11 a.m.            Reception and Media Interviews
12:15 p.m.       Award Presentations, Featured Speaker
1:30 p.m.         Post-reception

WHERE:        
New World Stages at Worldwide Plaza
340 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
 

MEDIA RSVP MANDATORY: christina.cassidy@grammy.com or katie.franklin@finnpartners.com.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than 6 p.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Credentials can be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated no later than Thursday, Jan. 18.

ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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CONTACTS

Christina Cassidy
Communications Director
T. 310.581.8670
christina.cassidy@grammy.com  

Katie Franklin
Vice President
T. 202.974.5084
katie.franklin@finnpartners.com

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