Los Angeles Lawyer Celebrates its 2018 Entertainment Law Special Issue
More than 60 LACBA members came together at the Century City offices of Greenberg Traurig LLP to celebrate Los Angeles Lawyer’s annual Entertainment Law Issue with a casual cocktail and appetizer hour, followed by a compelling CLE program that explored the implications of new Labor Code Section 432.3 on the entertainment industry’s long-standing practice of soliciting artist “quotes” in transactions.
The program, which was co-sponsored by Greenberg Traurig LLP and LACBA's Labor and Employment Law Section, keyed off an article written by two of the panelists and published in Los Angeles Lawyer's May issue. Labor Code Section 432.3 prohibits California employers from asking potential employees for their salary history. Created to help combat wage inequality for women and minorities, it is expected to hit the entertainment industry hard.
The all-female panel featured former Barristers President Sarah Luppen Fowler, Associate General Counsel, SAG-AFTRA; Rosalind Read, VP Business and Legal Affairs, Entertainment One; Sayaka Karitani of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP; Jade Brewster of Akerman, LLP, and was moderated by Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Tom Ara, co-chair of the Entertainment Law special issue for the Los Angeles Lawyer Editorial Board. LACBA and Los Angeles Lawyer wish to thank the generous support of Greenberg Traurig LLP and the dedicated work of LACBA Editorial Board member Tom Ara for spearheading the organization of the event, the first of its kind for the magazine.