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Program Spotlight

32nd Annual Health Law Forum: Recognized as one of the premier health law programs in the country, this annual forum addresses key issues impacting our practice area. Sessions will provide insight from health law providers, practitioners and regulators. Topics for this year virtual forum include:

  • Tennessee Health Law Legislative and State Case Update 2020
  • Ethics and the Pandemic response
  • Telehealth and privacy concerns
  • COVID-19 Supplemental Payments and Long-term Care
  • Ethics and pandemic response
  • How the new Information Blocking Rule creates new opportunities and risks
  • The Latest in Fraud and Abuse Developments
  • Healthcare Fraud Enforcement in Tennessee
  • Practitioner Databank
  • Q&A Roundtable Discussions and More!

Recent Cases in Copyright and Entertainment Law: This program will focus on cases decided this year that arise in the context of (1) the Copyright Act and (2) the field of entertainment. Issues to be discussed include an analysis of applicable statutes of limitations, who owns the law, whether tattoos on basketball players depicted in video games are protected by copyright, whether a state can be liable for copyright infringement and whether cartoon characters are protected by copyright. The cases that will be discussed include cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States, federal circuit courts of appeal and district courts.

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Faculty Spotlight: Sheree Wright

Sheree C. Wright is a Senior Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Wright received both her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude , and her law degree from Vanderbilt University, where she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her practice focuses on all areas of employment law, including advice on matters involving faculty, postdocs, research fellows, and staff, as well as legal ethics, student issues and special projects. Ms. Wright has produced and spoken at numerous seminars on various topics, such as legal ethics and employment law, for the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Her peers selected her as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She has received the Nashville Bar Association CLE Excellence Award. In addition, she is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and was a part of the team selected to argue on behalf of the TBA for the adoption of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct. She was President of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Bar Association in 2006, and has served as Chair for the Continuing Legal Education Committee and Chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee for that organization. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Lawyer's Association for Women, is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, a member of the American Bar Association, and was selected to receive a Fellowship from the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. She is a Nashville Bar Foundation Trustee, a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. Wright is also an Emeritus member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court.