“The CCC Annual Music Legal Eagles Night”

    • September 10, 2019
    150 150 The California Copyright Conference

    Date(s) -


    6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    Courtyard Marriott



    Our own legal eagle, Michael Morris, Esq. has assembled a panel of esteemed legal minds from the entertainment realm. They’ll be addressing the very current and pressing developments in recording and music publishing agreements, revenue splits between labels and artists, and the impact of the Katy Perry and Led Zeppelin copyright litigation.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    6:15 PM Check-In ▪ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Cocktail Hour ▪ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner & Panel Discussion


    Courtyard Marriott

    15433 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 ($5 parking available at venue)



       Michael R. Morris, Esq. — Attorney at Law | Valensi Rose, PLC


    Joshua P. Binder, Esq. — Attorney at Law | Founding Partner, Rothenberg, Mohr & Binder LLP

    Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. — Attorney at Law | The Music Industry Lawyer

    Jason Karlov, Esq. — Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group | Barnes & Thornburg

    Edwin F. McPherson, Esq. — Attorney at Law | Founding Partner, McPherson LLP




    Michael R. Morris, Esq. | Attorney at Law | Valensi Rose, PLC

    Michael R. Morris has blended his tax law expertise with his passion for music and entertainment, resulting in a practice that is unique. He is a former trial lawyer for the IRS, a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and a past president of the California Copyright Conference. His practice emphasizes tax and estate planning, tax controversy and entertainment law. He is a partner at Valensi, Rose PLC in Century City (www.vrmlaw.com).

    Mr. Morris’s diverse client base includes major studio executives, recording artists (including Grammy winners), production companies, film and TV composers, talent agents, payroll companies, skin healthcare companies, post production houses, manufacturing companies, software companies and an award-winning winery.


    Joshua P. Binder, Esq. | Attorney at Law | Founding Partner, Rothenberg, Mohr & Binder LLP

    Joshua P. Binder is a founding partner at the Beverly Hills office of Rothenberg, Mohr & Binder, LLP, a forward-thinking firm aimed at guiding and empowering clients to build global businesses and harness the exciting opportunities of today’s rapidly-shifting music and technology industries. With offices in Beverly Hills, New York and Miami, the firm is founded on principles of excellence, integrity and service, with a shared entrepreneurial spirit and a tireless dedication to its clients.  

    Mr. Binder’s roster of clients span multiple genres and fields in the industry, including Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), led by its principal, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and home to Grammy-award winner Kendrick Lamar, SZA and ScHoolboy Q; as well as DJs Marshmello (and manager Moe Shalizi) and Jauz; rapper Gunna; Latin artists Daddy Yankee and Khea; and country music artist CAM. He also represents production companies, among others at the forefront of digital and social media. The firm’s client base also includes Logic, Charlie Puth, Kehlani, Teddy Geiger and more. 

    He’s is known for his novel approach to deal-making, cultivating brands, and for his loyalty to his clients. 


    Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. | Attorney at Law | The Music Industry Lawyer

    Erin M. Jacobson is a practicing attorney, experienced deal negotiator, and a seasoned advisor of intellectual property rights who protects musicians, songwriters, music publishers, and a wide variety of other music professionals.

    Ms. Jacobson’s clients include Grammy and Emmy Award winners, legacy artists and catalogues, heirs and estates, and independent artists and companies. Ms. Jacobson regularly handles all types of agreements within the music industry, with an emphasis on music publishing and licensing.

    Ms. Jacobson also places special emphasis on her work with legacy clients and their catalogues, as her knowledge of both classic music and current industry practices places her in a unique position to protect and revitalize older catalogues.

    In addition to being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star and one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, Ms. Jacobson is a frequent author and speaker, and has been featured in publications includingBillboard and Forbes. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP).

    More information on Ms. Jacobson can be found at www.themusicindustrylawyer.com.


    Jason Karlov, Esq. | Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group Chair at Barnes & Thornburg

    Jason Karlov is the Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group Chair at Barnes & Thornburg. He represents a variety of clients in the music, entertainment, live events, advertising and technology industries. His clients include artists, such as Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, T Bone Burnett, The Grateful Dead, Michael Bolton, Rufus Wainwright, as well as institutions that work and invest in entertainment and technology, including such well-known brands as the Olympics, NFL, and Shout! Factory.


    Edwin F. McPherson, Esq. | Attorney at Law | Founding Partner, McPherson LLP 

    Ed McPherson has been practicing law for 37 years. He is a founding partner with the Los Angeles entertainment litigation firm McPherson LLP. He specializes in “talent side” representation of recording artists, musicians, songwriters, record producers, actors, writers, directors, producers, agents, business managers, and personal managers that are involved in major disputes. He also specializes in insurance coverage and bad faith.

    Before forming his own firm in 1991, Mr. McPherson was with the entertainment litigation firm of Lavely & Singer P.C. in Century City, where he represented all factions of the entertainment community in many areas of civil litigation. Prior to Lavely & Singer, he was with the Beverly Hills entertainment firm of Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz, where he handled all phases of entertainment litigation as well as many aspects of music, film, and television transactional matters. He began his career at Booth, Mitchel, Strange & Smith, specializing in complex insurance coverage matters and bad faith litigation, wrongful termination, and legal malpractice.

    Mr. McPherson is admitted to the State Bars of California, New York, Hawai’i, and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court. At the Federal appellate level, Mr. McPherson is admitted to the Second, Third, Seventh, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

    Mr. McPherson has been awarded an AV Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available. In addition, he has been listed in Billboard Magazine’s “50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Biz.” He also has been honored in the Los Angeles Daily Journal in “California’s Top (50) Entertainment Lawyers List,” and has been recognized as a California Super Lawyer® for over 12 consecutive years.



    Questions? Email us at questions@theccc.org

    Advance RSVP (via PayPal by 2pm, Friday 9/06/19):

    CCC Members $50 per person | Non-members $65 per person

    Walk-Up Dinner (pay at the door, no prior RSVP):

    CCC  Members $55 per person | Non-members $70 per person

    Students: $50 per person — must show College ID at the door [contact us]

    – No refunds –


    Cash bar only (no credit cards accepted)



    Classic Caesar Salad

    Your Choice of Entree: 

    Chicken Piccata

    Sliced Top Sirloin

    Eggplant Parmigiana


    Chef’s Choice


    Please make your dinner reservation by 2pm on Friday, September 6th, 2019.

    Walk-up guests are welcome, but may not be served their first choice of meal. We accept cash, check or credit card payment at the door. Reserve your meal with PayPal or credit card (PayPal account not required).


    Attention Attorneys: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one and a half (1.5) hours. The CCC certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Attorneys who wish to register for MCLE Credit must include their state bar number with their reservation. Please remember to sign the sign-in sheet and obtain a certificate when you arrive at the meeting.

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