The 2023 Copyright Symposium

Transform a New Horizon in Copyright

Copyright Symposium Panels

Please use the drop-downs below to read through each panel topics and access the CLE written materials.

Focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access within copyright law. Examining whether copyright law fails to protect diverse, nontraditional creators and communities. Exploring ways majority companies and creators can properly honor and collaborate with traditionally underrepresented communities.

This panel will examine how technological developments are impacting key concepts in copyright law, such as transformative fair use, originality, creativity, and authorship. Topics include the streaming revolution, TikTok and other content platforms, memes, NFTs, fan-created works and products in digital marketplaces, deepfakes, digital enforcement mechanisms, and others.

How will these rulings will impact the day-to-day practice of copyright law across various industries? Examining different practical approaches to fair use.

Who is the “reasonable viewer” for different mediums in copyright law? How does the reasonable viewer understand art/music and other AV works? How could courts benefit from specialized experts or other forms of expertise in evaluating relevant viewer perceptions about what is transformative?

This panel explores the legal complexities of Copyrightable material in the AI realm, including: authorship, ownership, liability, and the consequences of training AI systems with copyrighted works.


  • Todd Adler – Managing Counsel in the Patent, Trademark & Copyright Group at Oracle
  • Nathaniel Bach – Entertainment Litigation Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Ian Ballon – Co-Chair, Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Elana Nightingale Dawson – Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Angela Dunning – Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Sean Durkin – Senior Engagement Manager, Keystone Strategy
  • Judith Finell – President, Judith Finell MusicServices, Inc. & Adjunct Professor, Musicology UCLA
  • Lily Fizzy – Vice President, Business Affairs at Sony Pictures Television Studios 
  • David Franklyn – Professor and Director of The McCarthy Institute at the Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law at ASU
  • Bobby Ghajar – Partner, Cooley LLP
  • KJ Greene – Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
  • Tom Hentoff – Partner at Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Markus Hopkins – Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Paramount
  • Annette Hurst – Global Leader of Tech Sector at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Nick Huskins – Senior Corporate Counsel, IP at Amazon Studios and Prime Video
  • Stacey Lantagne – Professor of Law, Western New England School of Law
  • Mark McKenna – Professor of Law, UCLA Law School
  • Kate McMorrow – Associate, Knobbe Martens
  • Sofia Castillo Morales – Assistant General Counsel at Smithsonian Institution
  • Louis Tompros – IP Litigation Partner, WilmerHale
  • Dr. Trevor Reed – Associate Law Professor, Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law at ASU
  • Lindsey Schneidman – Associate, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
  • Susan Scafidi – Founder & Director of the Fashion Law Institute
  • Ian Slotin – SVP, Intellectual Property, NBCUniversal
  • Krishna Sood – Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
  • Jeff Tang – Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Circle, LLP 
  • Xiyin Tang – Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA Law
  • Suzy Wilson – General Counsel, US Copyright Office 
  • Yasmin Youssef – Counsel, National Football League