Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

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Jared Jussim of Sony Pictures Entertainment in Conversation at Southwestern January 12, 2010
Jared Jussim of Sony Pictures Entertainment in Conversation at Southwestern

Jared Jussim, Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property Department and Deputy General Counsel of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. will be the next guest in the "A Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute.

Southwestern Trustee John Schulman, partner and chair of the Entertainment Department at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, will conduct the conversation, titled "Reflections on the Practical Practice of Law from the Perspective of a (flat-headed) Screwdriver," on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern.

Currently, Mr. Jussim specializes in copyrights, trademarks, privacy and publicity rights, defamation, freedom of speech and expression, and government affairs. His experience at Sony Pictures has involved all aspects of production, acquisition and distribution of theatrical motion pictures and television programs; mergers and acquisitions; bank financing; real estate; corporate practice and securities regulation; broadcasting; Federal Communication Commission practice; music publishing and recordings; and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act and immigration requirements.

A major figure in the business of entertainment for over four decades, Mr. Jussim has not only dealt with the complex legal and business challenges of major movie studios, but he has also been featured on the other side of the camera as an actor in the film "Jerry Maguire."

Previously, Mr. Jussim was associated with the New York law firms of Feldesman & D'Atri and Rein, Mound & Cotton, and was employed by The New York Central Railroad Company.  He has been a featured speaker at programs of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, the Patent and Trademark Office, and numerous other institutions and organizations. Mr. Jussim is a graduate of the City College of New York and Harvard Law School, and is a member of the New York, California and Michigan (inactive) state bars.

The "Conversation With..." series features prominent publishers, television and film producers, and senior counsel for entertainment and media enterprises, as well as public officials involved with the entertainment and media industries. The dialogue format allows the special guest to explore, with students and members of the legal profession, contemporary and sometimes controversial issues confronting the entertainment industry and the media.

The free event will offer one hour of CLE credit and be held in the law school's Bullocks Wilshire Building. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting the Institute Office. Campus parking is available for $6. Click here for directions to campus.