An MCLE Panel on Right of Publicity

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Event Details


Thursday, July 26, 2018


Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
445 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA


Lunch:  12:00 p.m.

MCLE: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


$70 per guest
$60 for CSEL members

MCLE Credit:

1.5 hours


Actors, models, celebrities and common folk must consent to their names and likenesses being used in a commercial setting. But what can be done when consent is not obtained? Courts have recently issued a number of important Right-of-Publicity decisions on using celebrity likenesses in movies, television programs and video games. These cases may have broadened the instances in which consent is not required.

This is a don’t miss panel on one of Hollywood’s most contentious and rapidly evolving areas of law. Douglas Johnson of the well-known and well-respected entertainment litigation firm Johnson & Johnson, highly regarded entertainment litigator Larry Zerner, and Donald Gordon of the prestigious defense firm Leopold Petrich & Smith (Steven T. Lowe, president of CSEL, will moderate), will break down the right of publicity case from both the Plaintiff and Defendant perspective to answer all your questions. From evaluating the strength of your case and explaining First Amendment issues, to establishing liability and damages, this panel will turn you into a star of Right-of-Publicity law. The fee includes a gourmet lunch at Wolfgang’s. Become a member of CSEL today and receive the discounted admission fee.

Our Speakers

Our esteemed panelists are experts in the field at both the trial and appellate levels, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

    • Douglas Johnson – Johnson & Johnson
    • Donald Gordon – Leopold Petrich & Smith
    • Larry Zerner – Law Office of Larry Zerner
    • Steven T. Lowe - Lowe & Associates (Moderator)

    About CSEL

    The California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (“CSEL”) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation/organization of attorneys representing authors, screenwriters, songwriters, and other creative professionals in the entertainment industry. CSEL provides a welcoming space for litigators and transactional lawyers to network, strategize, and collaborate on issues of common interest. CSEL advocates for artists’ rights through litigation, legislation, education and community outreach. For more information about the organization, please click here.

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