DLA Piper events

MSE speaker 2022

Sherrese Clarke Soares, HarbourView Equity Partners

CEO & Founder Headquartered in Newark, NJ, HarbourView Equity Partners was founded by Sherrese Clarke Soares, an entertainment investing veteran, to buy music rights with $1 billion in backing from Apollo Global Management. As long-term investors in content with an industrial platform built to protect, optimize, and enhance the legacy of premium intellectual property, HarbourView […]

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Susan Shelton Vigon, Blockchain Creative Labs

General Counsel Susan Shelton Vigon is General Counsel of Blockchain Creative Labs (BCL), Fox Entertainment’s Web3 media and creative technology company. The mission of BCL is to bring content creators and IP owners closer to their fans by providing end-to-end blockchain ecosystem solutions to build, launch, manage and sell engaging Non-Fungible Token (NFT) content and

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Gabrielle Dorais, Sorare

General Counsel Gabrielle is an experienced legal executive for multinational tech and media companies and high-growth startups. In December 2021, she joined Sorare, a sports entertainment and media platform leveraging NFTs for online and real life experiences, as General Counsel to aid with international expansion, strategic growth and what legal is (and will be) in the Web3 world.

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Lauren Gibbs, Parity

Spokesperson and retired Olympian Lauren is a 2018 US Olympic silver medalist in the sport of bobsled. She accomplished this goal just three and half years after leaving a successful career in corporate sales management in 2014. She earned an undergraduate degree from Brown University in Entrepreneurship and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University, and

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Mhawash Farooq, BBC

Senior Legal Counsel Mhawash is legal counsel for one of the BBC’s flagship platforms “BBC Sounds,” advising on intellectual property and business affairs across podcasts, radio and music. Before her time in Sounds, Mhawash was legal counsel in the Children’s and Education department at the BBC. Here, she also worked across advising on commercial contracts

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Christian Hartmann, GSBS

Chief Executive Officer Christian Hartmann is the CEO of the Global Sustainability Benchmark in Sports (GSBS), an independent, global not-for-profit organisation, which analyses and benchmarks the sustainability performance of professional sports organisations – unbiased, science-driven & data-based. Christian has more than 17 years of experience in sustainability data, reporting and auditing. Coming from working across

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Hans Fraikin, Abu Dhabi Film Commission

Film and Television Commissioner Hans Fraikin joined Abu Dhabi Film Commission in June 2020, following a twenty-five-year global career in film distribution, co-production and financing. As Abu Dhabi Film and Television Commissioner, Hans is responsible for developing a world-class production center and film friendly community in Abu Dhabi, capable of supporting productions from around the

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Emeka Mba, QuestechMedia

Director Emeka Mba who currently heads QuestechMedia, a specialized media & Entertainment consulting practice, has more than 30 years’ experience in the converged fields of media, entertainment, and communications technology, as well as regulatory policy management, is considered by many of his peers as a leading visionary and thinker in the role of government policy

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