FTC Settles Complaint Against ‘Let’s Play’ YouTube Stars, Sends Warning Letters To Other Influencers And Demands Responses

[Excerpt from my guest post over at Tubefilter.com] The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced Thursday they have reached a proposed settlement of charges against two popular YouTubers, Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, for failure to properly disclose ownership interests in the online gambling service CSGO Lotto following endorsements made in a series of YouTube videos and tweets. This is the…

What Is a Career in Entertainment Law?

I recently participated in a rapid-fire Q&A webinar hosted by the American Bar Association’s Legal Career Central. I joined my Nashville-based colleague and law school friend Molly Shehan to provide insights about what it’s like to be an attorney practicing “entertainment law.” I approached the session from the in-house lawyer perspective while Molly provided a…

Do’s & Don’ts of Coffee Meetings

Today, I’ve got some “do’s” and “don’ts” for informational coffee meetings.  It’s super-important to have one-on-one meetings with legal professionals in your area. Meeting individually gives you the opportunity to learn about how other people found success in their legal careers. Plus, it helps expand your network. The best, and cheapest way, to have an informational meeting is over coffee.

I’ve compiled a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” that I’ve learned from personal experience and, now, having been on both sides of the “informational” meeting.