# 0106802009 IPELS 32nd Annual Symposium: A Day at the Beach (Cumulative Package)I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM.” Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse
This panel of experienced attorneys and substance-abuse professionals will discuss substance addiction and abuse in the legal profession. From alcohol to prescription and street drugs, the panel will identify the variety of substances people abuse, as well as common causative factors of abuse, with a focus on practitioners in the entertainment industry. The panel will also discuss symptoms of abuse, consequences to the individual, colleagues, clients and loved ones, and resources available to those coping with substance problems.
Michael G. Gerner, Los Angeles Defense Attorney
Arthur L. Margolis, Margolis & Margolis LLP
Janis Thibault, Director, Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP)
Patricia Tierney, Attorney & Peer Consultant, LAP
*Moderator: James M. Fischer—Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNETHICAL with 21ST Century Ethics Issues
This expert panel will discuss cutting edge legal ethics and related issues of importance to entertainment, media and intellectual property practitioners, including: advance conflict of interest waivers (including joint representation of companies and talent); "subject matter" conflicts; changing firms, lateral hires & screening; avoiding conflicts when representing multiple parties & interests; ethical issues in negotiations.
Aton Arbisser—Chair, Litigation Department- Los Angeles, Kaye Scholer LLP
JAMES HAM, James Ham Legal; Vice-Chair, LACBA Professional Responsibility & Ethics Committeel
Wendy Peterson—General Counsel, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP
Gary Williams—Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
*Moderator: F. Jay Dougherty—Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
HE SAID SHE SAID: The Impact of Gender Bias on Negotiations
Recent research indicates that gender has an impact in negotiations in certain circumstances. This panel will explore the impact of such bias in negotiations and the stereotypes that form their basis, as well as consider the following questions: To what extent do these stereotypes exist? What effect do gender stereotypes have in negotiations and negotiation performance? What traits or characteristics make for an effective negotiator? Do men and women have distinct negotiation styles? Can women be assertive negotiators without losing credibility? How can understanding gender bias help both men and women become more effective negotiators?
Hon. Lourdes Baird (Ret.), former U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California; Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS
Pamela Brockie, Sr. Vice President, Business Affairs, International Creative Management
Holly J. Fujie, President, The State Bar of California; Shareholder in Buchalter Nemer
Laura Kray—Professor, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business