20th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation To Honor Allen Grubman and Michael Reinert

November 14, 2017 – Press Releases
Recording Academy Press Release

The 20th annual Entertainment Law Initiative® Event & Scholarship Presentation will take place during GRAMMY® Week. Michael Reinert, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, will be the recipient of the 2018 Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award. This honor is awarded to an attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing and supporting the music community through service. In addition, Allen Grubman, a partner at Grubman, Shire, Meiselas & Sacks, P.C., will receive a Recording Academy™ President's Merit Award in recognition of his many years of work protecting the interests of creators. The winner of this year's Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition (to be announced in January) will also be present at the event.

The Entertainment Law Initiative Event is the nation's preeminent gathering for entertainment attorneys, and it provides a forum for the industry to honor its own practitioners, hear from legal thought leaders, and support promising law students interested in entertainment law. Sponsorship/multiticket packages for the Entertainment Law Initiative Event are available. Please contact Neil Crilly at [email protected] for information. Individual tickets for the event will go on sale in the coming weeks.

This annual program also includes a Writing Competition that invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to the author of the winning paper, and a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the runner-up. In addition, the winner will receive travel and tickets to various 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® events. The GRAMMY Awards will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m.

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.