I speak to professional groups and other audiences from time to time.

Reverse Chronological List of Presentations


WGA / Talent Agency Fight, presentation to large downtown Los Angeles law firm (July 8, 2019).

Profit Sharing in Hollywood, Beyster Symposium, Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (La Jolla, June 24, 2019) (presenter).

WGA/ATA: How to Win the Peace, Content LA (May 17, 2019) (panelist).

The WGA, Agencies & Labor, Stories Books & Café (April 19, 2019).

Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in Honor of Louis O. Kelso, Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (New Brunswick, NJ, January 12, 2019) (discussant).


All the World’s an App: Channeling the Past, Present and Future of Media, Entertainment and Technology, Ivy Entertainment Summit (August 4, 2018) (keynote) (video starting at about 4:30).


The Changing Landscape of the Entertainment Industry, Harvard Law School Alumni Assoc. (February 24, 2016) (panelist).


Startups Legal Advice To Help Avoid ‘Soul-Crushing’ Mistakes, Silicon Beach @ USC (October 29, 2014) (panelist).

Entertainment Law for Short Filmmakers, HollyShorts Film Conference (August 19, 2014) (moderator).

Presentation on entertainment unions and guilds, Columbia College Chicago (May 8, 2014).

Aereo, investor conference call for DeMatteo Monness (April 17, 2014).


"Aereo, FilmOn, Aereokiller . . . A Copyright Thriller!: a tale of 2 countries, 3 companies and 13 cases," Pannone Legal Group (international association of law firms) (October 11, 2013.

"Aereo," investor conference call for DeMatteo Monness (May 28, 2013).

Presentation on entertainment journalism, Columbia College Chicago (February 14, 2013).


Loyola Law School Entertainment Law and Litigation Symposium (December 6, 2012) (panelist).

"Showing Up," SAG Foundation (May 7, 2012) (moderator of Q&A at film screening).

"Master Class on Guilds and Unions," UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (April 20, 2012).

"Residuals Management: A Challenging Opportunity," Hollywood IT Summit (March 2, 2012) (panelist).

"Residuals Management: Past Present and Future," Hollywood IT Society (HITS) breakfast meeting (January 25, 2012) (presenter).


"PR Summit Chat-Up" (November 12, 2011) (panelist)

"Over the Top and Through the Woods: Navigating the New Television Thicket," USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business (October 22, 2011) (moderator).

"Art of the Deal," Digital Hollywood (October 18, 2011) (panelist).

"Social Networking, Social Media and Video for Results," Legal Marketing Technology Conference/West (San Francisco, September 15, 2011) (panelist).

"A Conversation with Jonathan Handel,” Southwestern Law School (April 12, 2011).

"Compensation and Creative Labor Roundtable," Net Worth: Media Distribution in the Digital Era conference, UC Santa Barbara (February 18, 2011) (panelist).


Legal panel, Screen Actors Guild Diversity Day (October 16, 2010) (moderator).

"Art of the Deal," Digital Hollywood (May 6, 2010) (panelist).

Southeast European Film Festival Business Conference (May 3, 2010) (panelist).


Chapman University School of Law Distinguished Entertainment and Sports Law Speaker Series (September 30, 2009) (presenter).

"Meltdown to Ramp Up: Entertainment Law Year in Review," Beverly Hills Bar Association (April 2009) (panelist).

"Like Scorpions in a Silicon Cage: How Hollywood Management and Labor Fought While Content's Kingdom Was Slipping Away," keynote address at Vanderbilt Law School conference; "Lights, Labor, Action: Labor Controversy in the Sports and Entertainment Industries" (March 2009).

"Labor Discord in Hollywood," Zocalo Public Square (March 2009) (panelist).


"Will SAG Strike?," investor conference call for RBC Capital Markets (December 18, 2008).

"Union: Contract Negotiations," presentation to the Actors' Network (July 2008).

"No SAG Resolution Yet—Stay Tuned," investor conference call for Wachovia Capital Markets (July 2, 2008).

"New Ways of Storytelling," MediaXchange conference (June 2008) (moderator).

"Spinning the Web," Writers Guild of America (June 2008) (panelist).

"Understanding the Issues in the WGA Strike," investor conference call for RBC Capital Markets (February 1, 2008).

The Writers Strike and You, presentation at Queer Lounge / Sundance Film Festival (January 21, 2008).

2007 and Prior

Presentation of masterclass in Taiwan to Taipei National University of the Arts on U.S. entertainment business, law and technology (March 2007).

Panelist on Legal Issues for Screenwriters at Screenwriting Expo and Script­writers Showcase (2003-approx. 2007).

Presentation in Havana to ICAIC, the Cuban Institute of Motion Picture Arts and Industry, on Technology in the Entertainment Industry (December 2003).

Presentation to 30 CEOs of Korean video game and animation companies on Technology and the Entertainment Industry (December 2003).

Presentation for Fuji Television Network on Technology and the Television Busi­ness (November 2003).

Presen­tation to Warner Bros. Global Trainee Program on The Film Industry: Business, Law and Technology (September 2003).

Entertainment law and intellectual property presentation to Los Angeles Film School (December 2002).

Filmmaking and Technology presentation to Masterclass Los Angeles: Three-Week Custom Program for Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (August 2002).

Doing Deals in a Digital World panel at ShowBiz Expo (June 2002) (moderator).

Internet and Entertainment Technology presenta­tions at Beverly Hills Bar Association and Disney, Dreamworks, Sony and William Morris (1998-99); Cybercrime, Copyright and Free Speech on the Internet (October 1995) (panelist).

Appellate Advocacy in the Fifth Circuit (August 1991).