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March 26, 2015

Lincoln Center to Offer First-Ever Continuing Legal Education Program May 6

Lincoln Center News

DATE:  March 26, 2015

PRESS CONTACT:  Marian Skokan,


[email protected]


Lincoln Center to Offer CLE with CuLturE for Legal Professionals, May 6

on Global Cultural Exchange and Nonprofit Directorships With Legal Experts From

the NFL, Disney, Bloomberg, AOL Huffington Post, and Viacom Presenting


Optional Evening Extension: Reception, Talk and Performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale


On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a world leader in the performing arts, will present its first-ever continuing legal education program, CLE with CuLturE, taking place at Lincoln Center, providing 3.0 credits for New York attorneys. The program begins at 3:15 pm with an introduction by The Hon. Judith S. Kaye of Skadden Arps, a member of Lincoln Center’s Board of Directors and Chair of its Legal Committee. Support for CLE with CuLturE is provided by Founding Sponsor Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Program Sponsor Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.  Visit for schedule and complete details.


The first session, Doing Good Globally: Lawyers as Pro Bono Providers and Trustees to Global Nonprofits,” gives attorneys information needed to confidently undertake pro bono work and directorships for charities. It provides 1.5 hours of ethics training. Presenters on the panel include Richard K. DeScherer, Chief Legal Officer, Bloomberg L.P.; Bart Friedman, Senior Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Victoria Bjorklund, retired partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; and Barbara Johnson, Partner, Paul Hastings, and Ackneil M. (Trey) Muldrow III, Partner, Akin Gump. The panel’s moderator is Lesley Rosenthal, Lincoln Center’s SVP General Counsel & Secretary.


The second session, “Putting America’s Best Foot Forward: Negotiating and Drafting Deals for Global Cultural Exchange” provides 1.5 hours of professional practice training and focuses on how lawyers can help proliferate American entertainment and sports content abroad.  The panel of presenters includes:  Adolpho Birch III, Senior Vice President of Law and Labor Policy, National Football League; Caryn Groce, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Corporate Transactions, Viacom Inc.; Kelly O’Connor, Vice President and Chief Counsel, AOL and The Huffington Post; and Jonathan Olson, Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Disney Theatrical Group. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Baltimore, Lincoln Center’s Deputy General Counsel.


Registration Information: The CLE with CuLturE program fee is $295*; $250 group discount (10 or more). This program is not a transitional program and does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys. 

*A limited number of fee reductions/waivers are available for attorneys in public service and those seeking employment; contact [email protected]


Optional Extension:  6 pm Reception/Performance

Participants are invited to attend an 8 pm performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale by students of the world-renowned Juilliard School.  From 6?7:30 pm, enjoy cocktails and a tasting menu, sponsored by Connors & Connors, PC, plus an informal talk by Daniel Kornstein, and expert on Shakespeare and the law and author of Kill All The Lawyers?, who will speak about the legal context for this play involving a heroine wrongly accused of sexual infidelity, and a trial before the Oracle of Delphi.


Register now for CLE with CuLturE at  Space is limited.


CLE with CuLturE

Wednesday, May 6 starting at 3:15 pm

Clark Studio Theater

Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 7th Floor

165 W. 65th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam)


Support for CLE with CuLturE is provided by Founding Sponsor Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Program Sponsor Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Cocktails Sponsor Connors & Connors, PC and CLE Partners Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz, PC, Kauff McGuire & Margolis LLP, and Noerr LLP.


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great PerformersLincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information:






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