Awards and Funds

Los Angeles Copyright Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded to individuals who have achieved a lifetime of success working in the field of copyright law and who have played an important role in the Los Angeles Copyright Society.

MARYBETH PETERS (2006)

KARLA DAVIDSON (2002)

A. FREDRIC LEOPOLD (1999)

 

Peter D. Knecht Memorial Award

Established by the Los Angeles Copyright Society in 1985, the Peter D. Knecht Award is presented each year to a deserving student, selected by the Dean of the USC Law School, who has displayed excellence in the field of contract and entertainment law.

TREVOR MAXIM (2017)

JASON CHRISTOPHER SMITH (2012)

DAT NGUYEN (2011)

JARED C. MARSHALL (2010)

ASAL AKHONZADEH (2009)

KATHERINE McCLURE (2008)

HARISH MANDYAM (2007)

RAY LA MAGNA (2006)

 

Paul Miller Memorial Fund

Established in 2007 by Paul’s many friends and colleagues. Paul, who died in 2006 at the age of 81, was a business affairs executive and attorney at Universal Television and its predecessors for more than 50 years. Prior to that, Paul worked at Paramount Studios, George Burns Productions and MCA Artists. Paul was one of the early members of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and was active in L.A.C.S. until his passing. Throughout his career, Paul was a beloved mentor to younger colleagues in the industry. Under the Paul Miller Memorial Fund, outstanding students in copyright and entertainment law from Los Angeles area law schools are selected to attend, free of charge, monthly L.A.C.S. meetings.

Attendees:

Brendan Dowling – USC Gould School of Law (April 2017)

Spencer Chatellier – UCLA Law School (April 2017)

Maura Pennington – UCLA Law School (March 2017)

Jane Davidson – Loyola Law School (March 2017)

Christie Munoz – Loyola Law School (March 2017)

RJ Szuba – UC Irvine School of Law (February 2017)

Anthony Glukhov – Pepperdine University School of Law (February 2017)

Steven Gagliano – Pepperdine University School of Law (February 2017)

Danielle Foster and John Begakis – Southwestern Law School (May 2010)

Ryan Murray – Loyola Law School (May 2010)

Eric Biehl – Pepperdine University School of Law (April 2010)

Talin Gordnia – UCLA Law School (April 2010)

Michael Williams – UCLA Law School (December 2009)

James Lee and Courtney Leffingwell – Pepperdine Law School (May 2009)

Todd Feldman – Loyola Law School (March 2009)

Stacey Davy – Loyola Law School (February 2009)

Maryam Parisoon and Vania Gauthreau – Southwestern Law School (December 2008)

Mac Reynolds and Jesse Levin – UCLA Law School (October 2008)

Wyatt Sloan-Tribe – UCLA Law School (December 2007)

Tracie Bowers – Loyola Law School (November 2007)

Lisa Kohn – UCLA Law School (October 2007)

2018-2019 OFFICERS & TRUSTEES

Officers: 
President
James Gladstone
Lionsgate Entertainment

President-Elect
Aaron Moss
Greenberg Glusker

Vice President
Catherine Bridge
The Walt Disney Company

Secretary
Joel Tantalo
Tantalo & Adler LLP

Treasurer
Ben Sheffner
Motion Picture Association of America

Trustees:
Kelly Klaus
Munger Tolles & Olson

Andrew J. Thomas
Jenner & Block

Carole Handler
Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard

Barbara Quinn
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ian Slotkin
NBCUniversal

Vivian Lee
21st Century Fox

John Ulin
NBCUniversal

ANDREW J. THOMAS
Arnold & Porter

Laura Brill
Kendall Brill & Kelly

Jay Spillane
Spillane Law Group

Immediate Past President:
Cathy Paul
Sony Pictures Entertainment