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ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Attorneys in the Spotlight

Netflix may be known for quality streaming of shows and movies, but you can bet that the company is backed by skilled attorneys. Attorneys play a vital role in the production of art, film, music, and television. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Rich Rappaport, Neda Ghomeshi, Bryan Thompson, Emily Graham, Tyler Rabinowitz, Jose Sariego, and Shannon Harvey about entertainment lawyers. The group discusses the importance of creating quality content, building a large fanbase, and adjusting to new and improving distribution channels. They also mention how essential it is that attorneys involved in this industry keep up with growing technology.

Richard Warren Rappaport is an attorney and principal in the law firm of Richard Warren Rappaport, Esquire, and is licensed to practice in Florida, New York, and Washington, DC, with offices in Boca Raton and Miami Beach.

Neda Ghomeshi is an associate at HTFL’s Miami office where she practices in the Litigation, Securities/Regulatory Enforcement, and Intellectual Property practice groups.

Bryan Thompson is an award-winning director and producer and a successful media executive. He is also the founder and CEO of the Miami Web Series Festival, also known as Miami Web Fest.

Emily Patricia Graham is an entertainment and business attorney, licensed in Louisiana, Florida, and California. She represents clients in film, fashion, and music.

Tyler Rabinowitz is a filmmaker and recent graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a major in Film and Television and a minor in Children and Adolescent Mental Health Studies who was named one of Variety Magazine’s “Students to Watch” in their 2015 Education Impact Report.

Jose Sariego is an international media, entertainment, and transactional lawyer with extensive industry experience, including serving as general counsel of HBO Latin America and head of Business & Legal Affairs for Telemundo Network.

Shannon Harvey, Esq., a Pennsylvania native, is the principal attorney of the Miami-based Law Offices of Shannon Harvey, P.A., established in 2007.