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Taylor Swift is a Genius. Even About Legal Ethics: Everyone knows that Taylor Swift is a music genius. But she’s made some pretty smart moves in the courtroom too. Join the CLE Performer, Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he talks about how the ethics rules are invoked in some of Taylor Swift’s run ins with the legal system. You don’t have to be a Swiftie to watch the program…but you might end up one when you’re done! Topics include:

  • Being awesome at what you do and competence (Rule 1.1)
  • Copyright cases and frivolous claims (Rule 3.1)
  • Foregoing an FTX deal by doing diligence (Rule 1.3)
  • The Ticketmaster debacle and the idea of pro bono work (Rule 6.1)
  • Improper behavior and Rule 8.4(g) 

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The Rookie's Guide to Entertainment Law: Embark on a rewarding legal journey with The Rookie Series. This curated series sheds light on the foundational pillars of various legal disciplines. Each segment offers a comprehensive look into the heart of practices ranging from the structured world of employment law to the nuances of family law. Specially curated for the next generation of Tennessee's legal professionals, this series promises more than knowledge—it paves the path to excellence. Dive deep, sharpen your legal acumen, and take a step closer to mastering your chosen field. Enroll today and chart a distinguished path in the legal landscape.

In this installment of the series focused on entertainment law, acquaint yourself with these essentials and learn from the experience of our panelist; including an overview of contracts, intellectual property rights, licensing and dispute resolutions in this practice area.

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Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Haskell

Join Matt for the Dispute Resolution Forum, May 9 in Nashville. REGISTER TODAY! 

Matt Haskell is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Labor and Employment practices.  He represents companies in the transportation, communication, life sciences and healthcare industries, as well as small businesses and governmental entities in employment, personal injury, construction, and civil rights lawsuits and general commercial litigation in both federal and state courts.

In the area of transportation law, Matt defends railroads in federal and state court claims, including FELA, FLSA, Title VII and Federal Railway Safety Act claims.  He has defended actions pertaining to emergency response and accident investigations, wrongful death and catastrophic injury, product/premises liability and toxic torts, as well as railroad right-of-way and property matters, among many others. He also advises clients in accident investigations in preparation for ensuing litigation.

Matt also focuses his practice in trade secrets and unfair competition, helping companies, from international corporations to sole partnerships, assert and defend their rights. He also represents numerous businesses and individuals in personal injury defense and other commercial disputes.

Matt is a certified Rule 31 mediator. He mediates disputes both in and prior to litigation, particularly in the areas of personal injury, construction, civil rights, employment, and business litigation. Matt has also represented parties on both side of disputes in many mediations, and he understands the dynamics necessary for each party to be heard and find resolution.