Washington, D.C., partner Gary Rinkerman was a speaker at the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) International Conference 2011, held April 1-2, 2011, in Universal City, Ca.  MEIEA is an international organization formed in 1979 to bring together educators with leaders of the music and entertainment industries; its primary goal is to facilitate an exchange of information between educators and practitioners in order to prepare students for careers in the music and entertainment industries. 


Gary, a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group, joined a panel discussion of "Representing Creative Artists in the 21st Century."  The topics covered ranged from contract negotiation and new terms in music industry agreements to new opportunities in social media.