Jackson Walker partners Carl Butzer, Bob Latham, and Jason Reinsch spoke at the 24th Annual Entertainment Law Institute on November 7, 2014, in Dallas.
Mr. Butzer presented a talk titled “Managing Your Online Content and Website,” which discussed key legal issues concerning websites, mobile apps, and online communities including privacy policies, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), copyrights and trademarks. To read the related paper written by Mr. Butzer, Shannon Teicher, and Katie Coleman, “Managing Your Online Content and Website.”
Mr. Latham and Mr. Reinsch presented a talk titled “Legal Implications of User-Generated Content,” which discussed areas of liability associated with user-generated content as well as practical tips for website operators and copyright holders. To read the related paper written by Mr. Latham, Carl Butzer, Katie Coleman and Michael West, “An Update on the Legal Implications of User-Generated Content: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.”
The Entertainment Law Institute is an annual continuing legal education course produced by TexasBarCLE and co-sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section. The Institute provides a faculty of highly regarded practitioners and industry insiders to keep entertainment lawyers up to date on the latest emerging trends, issues and breaking developments in music, film, and digital media.
Mr. Butzer has developed nationally recognized expertise in the fields of intellectual property litigation and counseling, electronic discovery, and electronic information management. His intellectual property practice focuses on trademark, unfair competition, and copyright matters. Mr. Butzer is Chair of the Dallas office Intellectual Property Group, Chair of the Litigation Support Committee, and Co-Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Group. He received his B.A. with special honors, from the University of Chicago, his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and his LL.M. in International Law from the University of Cambridge.
Mr. Latham has tried significant cases in numerous jurisdictions involving a broad range of subject matter. He has developed nationally recognized expertise in the areas of media law and intellectual property litigation and chairs both practice areas at Jackson Walker. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America in six different disciplines: First Amendment Law, Litigation (Commercial, First Amendment, Intellectual Property & Patent), and Sports Law. Mr. Latham received his A.B. from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is currently the Chairman of the International Rugby Board Regulations Committee.
Mr. Reinsch is a trial lawyer in the firm’s commercial litigation group and represents clients in a wide variety of industries in state and federal litigation and arbitration. Mr. Reinsch’s clients range from multi-national corporations to family-owned businesses to individuals. His experience covers an assortment of matters including complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, intellectual property litigation, oil and gas litigation, insurance coverage disputes, bankruptcy, and disputes with regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He received his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law.