Publishing and Speaking Background

Published and lectured widely, and been interviewed extensively by the television, radio, and print press in the United States and internationally:

In Print: Contributing Editor and International Consultant to The Annenberg Washington Program in Communication Policies Studies Report of the International Piracy Project entitled Curbing International Piracy; 1989; The E-Commerce Arsenal: Practitioner Agreements and Checklists; American Bar Association Publications, 2003, Contributing Author and Editor;Martindale-Hubbell Annual United States Copyright Law Digest; Senior Editor, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Editions; Is Extension of Copyright's Term Constitutional, or Will Mickey Mouse Get a new Lease on Life?; co-authored and published in The Licensing Journal, June/July 2002); Internet Privacy: Security is the Next Wave for Oil and Gas Industry; Oil and Gas Journal, July 2001 (Evan R. Berlack, and Stephen P. Matthews, co-authors); Book Review Trademark Counterfeiting: Product Piracy and the Billion Dollar Threat to the U.S. Economy; American Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Journal, Summer 2000; Electronic Media Break Down Borders; FGKS New Media Newsletter, Summer 1997; Policing the Internet; FGKS New Media Newsletter, Winter 1997; Rooney v. Columbia: The Performer's Right of Publicity, with a Touch of Class; Cardozo Law School Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, 1984 (editor for article); Compulsory Licensing for Cable Television: A Report; Columbia Law School Journal of Arts Management, Winter 1983, co-authored with NBA Commissioner, David J. Stern.

On the Podium: Symposium on Adapting to Massive Media Change: Technology Fundamentals and Industry Trends: The Future of Television (UCLA, April 2015); Media: Representation and Responsibility (Pepperdine School of Communications, March 2015); National Entertainment Law Competition, Supreme Court Justice (Pepperdine School of Law, October 2014); Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System Conference Production and Presentation at the Straus Institute, Pepperdine University, Malibu (Fall 2013); Kahlil Gibran Initiative: Cultural Program Presentation, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's (ADC) 2013 Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. http://convention.adc.org/info/program/; 4th Annual Anti-Piracy Summit Presentation and Panel Moderation on Piracy vs. Privacy: How to Balance Rights in an Era of Online Copyright Infringement (June 26, 2013); Rio de Janeiro Film Commission/Latin American Training Center, Brasilia Delegation, Presentation on Production of Creative Content under New Transmedia Production and Business Models (April 10, 2013) Served on the "Script Pitching" Panel at the Latin American Training Center's 4th Annual U.S. Film Industry Immersion Program in Los Angeles on November 1, 2012 (http://www.latamtrainingcenter.com/?p=1996&lang=en ). The LATC event was hosted by EGEDA (http://www.egeda-us.com/) at its offices in Beverly Hills. He moderated a panel on "Apology" at the Straus Institute/Pepperdine Law School Dispute Resolution Journal's symposium entitled "Rescuing Relationships: Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation" on November 2, 2012 (See:http://law.pepperdine.edu/straus/training-and-conferences/apology-symposium.htm and also http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/drlj/ ). He also served as a  nominal "U.S. Supreme Court " Judge in the National Entertainment Law Competition, hosted at Pepperdine Law School, on November 9-11, 2012. The law student competitors were serving as advocates on a hypothetical testing the bounds of "fair use," "secondary copyright infringement" and "DMCA Safe Harbor" protection issues in relation to an Internet video-hosting website. For details of the underlying hypothetical please click here.  On October 18, 2012, he lectured on the topic of "Intellectual Property. Licensing, Sponsorship and Marketing in Professional, Olympic and Collegiate Sports" at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu. Keynote Speaker and Panelist at "CreativeMine Roundtable on Film Finance" Conference (April 19-21, 2012 ,Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Atlanta);Teaching "Entertainment & Media ADR" course at Pepperdine/Straus Institute (Winter 2012 Term); Mediator and Judge in ABA Section of Dispute Resolution's Regional Mediation Competition (February 2011) hosted by Pepperdine Law School, Malibu, California; Moderator of An Actors Life for Me Workshop Panel at November 2010 Ojai Film Festival with Craig T. Nelson, Brett Cullen, Paul Weber and Emily Hahn; Latin American Training Center keynote address at American Film Market 2010; Latin American Training Center keynote address at American Film Market 2010; Digital Hollywood Content Summit III, The Art of the Deal: Pointers, Advice and Hands-On Tools from Master Negotiators (May 2010);Presentation on Hispanic Theatrical and Television; Market Trends in the United States; at the Latin American Training Center Symposium at the International Film & Television Association's AFM Market in Santa Monica (November 2009); Panelist speaking on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Entertainment Industry before the Beverly Hills Bar Association (September 2009) and the California Dispute Resolution Council (CRDC) Symposium on Alternative Dispute Resolution in San Francisco (October 2009). Keynote speaker at April 23-24, 2009 Marketplace Acao Brasilâ; in Sao Paulo on Overview of the U.S. Market: Opportunities for Independent and Latin Productions and How to Negotiate Audiovisual Projects in the U.S. Market; Moderator and Panelist, Austin Film Festival, October 2006/2007/2008 on Optioning Motion Picture and Television Rights; Copyright, Trademark and other Forms of Protection for Screenplays and Teleplays; Film Financing; What Gets Producers Excited?; and Digital Rights Management; Digital Media Summit: Media Commerce and Delivery, Los Angeles, April 2004; Complying with the CAN-SPAM Act and Other Critical Business Issues; Practicing Law Institute, New York, March 2004; Panelist Careers in Entertainment and Sports Law, Pace University School of Law, Center for Career Development, White Plains, New York, March 2004, Connecticut Bar Association/Director's View Film Festival, Greenwich/Stamford, Connecticut, 2003; Panel at Entertainment Law for Digital Media, Law Seminars International, on Antitrust Considerations: Implications of the BMI and ASCAP Consent Decrees; Copyrights and Trademarks Online Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee, December 2001; Panelist, Careers in Entertainment and Sports Law, Pace University School of Law, Center for Career Development, New York, November 2001; Moderator, Panel on Copyright and ECommerce; Fordham Law School Annual International Intellectual Property Law & & Policy Conference, November 2001; Moderator, Panel on Consolidating Copyright Subject-Matter and Exclusive Rights; Fordham Law School International Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference, 2000.