Emerging Leaders Advisory Board

  • Molly Bennett (Chair), Counsel, Netflix
  • Matt Blackett (Vice Chair), Associate General Counsel, SAG-AFTRA
  • Vera Golosker (Chair Emeritus), Associate Principal Counsel, The Walt Disney Company
  • Ramela Ohanian, Entertainment, Technology, and Advertising Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Alina Condurat, Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Michael Guggenheim, Entertainment and Digital Media Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Leah Katz, Entertainment and Digital Media Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Bobby Chipman, Corporate Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Hayley Silverman, Associate, Corporate & Financial Services, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher
  • Emma Smizer, Interactive Entertainment Attorney, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
  • Michael Sklar, Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, Paramount Global
  • Diana Yoel, Senior Counsel, Labor Relations, Paramount
  • Raquel Villar, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, Campfire Studios
  • Ricky Brown, Counsel, Epic Games

Law Firm Advisory Board

  • Alan L. Friel (Chair), Partner and Chair, Global Data Practice, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
  • David Zitzerman (Vice Chair), Partner, Head of the Entertainment Law Group, Goodmans LLP
  • Hillary Bibicoff, Transactional Entertainment Attorney, Feig Finkel LLP​
  • Randi D. Bandman, Of Counsel, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP​
  • Richard B. Kendall, Partner, Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP

Law School Advisory Board

  • Nancy Rapoport (Chair), UNLV Distinguished Professor and Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, Boyd School of Law
  • William Nix (Chair Emeritus), Chairman, Creative Projects Group, Adjunct Professor and Industry Adviser to its Entertainment, Media and Sports Dispute Resolution Project, Pepperdine/Straus Institute
  • David L. Schwartz, Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Sonya Bonneau, Professor of Law, Legal Practice, Georgetown Law
  • Julie A. Shapiro, Director of the Entertainment & Media Law Institute, LMU Loyola Law School
  • Ida Palombella, Adjunct Fashion Law Professor, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Leadership Advisory Board

  • Carolyn Hampton (Chair), Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing Legal, Paramount Pictures
  • Katie Rodin (Vice Chair), EVP and Chief Legal Officer, ocV!BE, Anaheim Ducks & Honda Center
  • Peter Steckelman (Chair Emeritus), Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Tennis Channel
  • Eric Burton, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, FOX Sports Media Group
  • Richard Patti, Associate General Counsel, Alvarez & Marsal
  • George Whipple III, Lawyer and Emmy-Winning Television Reporter, Epstein Becker Green
  • Madhu Southworth, Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, AMC Entertainment Inc. and Sundance TV

Women Who Lead Advisory Board

  • Tracy Rane (Chair), Counsel, Kibler Fowler & Cave LLP
  • Karen Thorland (Vice Chair), Consultant, Thorland Consulting
  • Grace Duplissea (Chair Emeritus), Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs at Lionsgate
  • Rahwa Ghebre-Ab, Executive Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Lionsgate
  • Talin Galoosian, Senior Counsel, Labor Relations, Walt Disney Television
  • Michelle van Oppen, Senior Litigation Counsel, Paramount
  • Natalie LeVeck, Senior Counsel, Google
  • Caroline Mankey, Partner, Akerman LLP
  • Julie Shepard, Partner, Jenner & Block, LLP
  • Kirsten Jackson, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Erica Van Loon, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Karen Grant-Selma, Head of Business & Legal Affairs, Jesse Collins Entertainment
  • Jenifer Wallis, Chair, Entertainment Practice, Munck Wilson Mandala LLP

International Advisory Board

  • ​​Amit Mor (Chair), Naschitz Brandes Amir, Israel
  • Ranjana Adhikari, IndusLaw, India
  • Suneeth Katarki, IndusLaw, India
  • Avimukt Dar, IndusLaw, India
  • Rafael Rodríguez Andrade, RR Consulting, Mexico
  • Raúl del Alto Álvarez de la Cuadra, RR Consulting, Mexico

AMEC Advisory boards

The AMEC Advisory Boards sets the organization’s strategic goals, maintains relevancy in the constantly evolving Entertainment and Media industries’ landscape and assures the fulfillment of our mission.

Each Board member is appointed to serve for a one-year term. Board members may serve a maximum of three consecutive one-year terms (three years).

"I am very honored and grateful for the opportunity to work with such great people. Often, lawyers are behind the scenes. I feel so much gratitude when I see the work we help create and people enjoying it. "

Susan Chasnov – Music CounselPrincipal Counsel Apple & Beats by Dr. Dre

“I’m deeply humbled and honored to be recognized for my work. We know that as entertainment attorney’s we’re the ones who get things done.”

Anna Del Castillo – Public Counsel
Commissioner NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

“It speaks volumes [to their care for the profession] that AMEC would recognize innovation in cultivating legal training.”

Neil Ollivierra – Excellence in Legal Training
Director Production Legal Training Program at Netflix

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