Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society


Our Committee Chairs are currently putting together an exciting combination of events to kick off the new school year! Please join the IPELS listserv through NYU Home or through our Facebook page for updates and invitations. 

In the meantime, see below for a general description of past events.

We hope to see you soon!

Spring 2019:

Entertainment Law Committee:

  • How to Get a Job in Entertainment Law: A Panel
  • Real World Practice: Guest Speaker 

Fashion Law Committee:

  • Lunchtime Chat with Fashion Law Practitioner 
  • On-Site Visit to In-House Office
  • The Convergence of Fashion Law & Tech Law: A Panel

Patent Law Committee:

  • Patent Law Reading Group: Discussion & Reception
  • Paul Weiss Panel: Patent Litigation and Corporate Practice
  • Kirkland & Ellis Panel: Intellectual Property Practice Groups
  • The Patent Bar: Understanding the Basics

Tech Law Committee:

  • Private Sector Careers Panel: Broadening the Scope of "IP" Practice
  • Field Trip to Google
  • Informal Networking Event


Fall 2019:

Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society: Welcome Mixer!


2016 – 2017 Events

IPELS-Wide Events

  • IPELS Presents: The Road to Entertainment Law, featuring attorneys from HBO, AMC, UMG, & Wenner Media
    • IPELS hosted a panel featuring four distinguished in-house attorneys representing some of the biggest entertainment companies in the world! The panel featured discussions about the entertainment sector, day-to-day work, recommended courses for aspiring entertainment attorneys, and advice on how to navigate the legal landscape post-law school for those interested in the entertainment industry. 
      • Madhu Southworth, Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at AMC Entertainment and Sundance TV
      • Lynn Gonzalez, Vice President of Business and Legal Affair at UMG (Universal Music Group), Def Jam Recordings & East Coast Labels Shared Services
      • Kesari Ruza, Vice President of Legal Affairs of branding and Marketing at HBO
      • Natalie Krodel, General Counsel at Wenner Media (Rolling Stone, Us, Men's Journal, Glixel)
  • IPELS Presents: Paul, Weiss IP 
    • IPELS hosted IP attorneys from Paul, Weiss intellectual property departments. 
  • IPELS Presents: O'Melveny IP 
    • IPELS hosted IP attorneys from O'Melveny's trademark/copyright and patent litigation departments. 
  • IPELS Presents: Akin Gump
    • IPELS hosted IP attorneys from Akin Gump's practice group. 
  • IPELS Presents: Latham & Watkins IP group
    • IPELS hosted attorneys from the Latham & Watkins intellectual property group. The attorneys spoke about their practice, life as an associate in IP, and their experience with the firm. In addition, Gia Wakil, IPELS Vice President, presented her JIPEL (Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law) note program topic.


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