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Welcome from EASL's Chair

Welcome to the EASL Blog! I am very excited about the launch of this excellent new resource!

The purpose of this blog is primarily to give a voice to our section and foster communication with both current and prospective EASL members. This blog is an opportunity to promote and reinforce our strong and timely programming, affordable CLE, and pro bono efforts. Previews of upcoming events and programs will help generate even more interest and participation. Post-panel comments and discussion forums will encourage sustained energy and interest in the discussion topics.

Additionally, the blog will offer timely summaries and analysis of legislation, litigation and judicial opinions and be a forum for discussion of current issues in our practice area. I am confident it will quickly become a go-to destination for both EASL members and the wider entertainment law community.

Our practice area probably has the most overlap with the world of blogging than most others, so it is especially meaningful to see our Section join with other NYSBA Sections who utilize Blogs as a tool to communicate with members and participate in discussions of legal issues in our industry. We are fortunate to have a Section that is comprised of diverse practitioners with a wide variety of specialties and I am confident the EASL Blog will reflect this diversity and offer a comprehensive survey of the practice of entertainment, arts and sports-related law with an eye always to the future of the business.

On behalf of the EASL Executive Committee I would like to thank EASL Blog Editor Elissa Hecker for all her hard work and dedication in the development of this new forum. Additional thanks to Barbara Beauchamp, web guru at NYSBA for her assistance on the technical side. All EASL members are invited to contribute to the EASL Blog and I encourage you to share your specialized experience, expertise and insight with your fellow members.

I look forward to seeing you all at EASL’s Spring Meeting on May 15th, 7:45am-11am, at the Yale Club, which will feature Stan Soocher who will discuss recent court rulings impacting transactions and litigation in the entertainment industry.

Ken Swezey is a partner with Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams and Sheppard LLP
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