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MLRC Latin American Media Law Conference March 27, 2023

Date: Monday, March 27
Location : Holland & Knight, Miami

Date: Monday, March 27, 2023, 9:30am – 5pm (reception follows)
Holland & Knight, 701 Brickell Ave., Miami (map)
The conference is approved for Florida CLE, including ethics

Registration is now open for a full-day conference on March 27th. Join lawyers from North and South America for a full day of discussion on legal developments affecting press freedom and cross border content creation.

Conference Schedule

9-9:30am: Registration, Coffee and Light Breakfast

9:30-10:30am: Protection for Journalists in Latin America
Discussion of the press freedom landscape in Latin America, legal defense strategies and assistance.
Carlos Jornet, executive editor La Voz del Interior (Argentina); Alexander Papachristou, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice; moderator Adolfo Jimenez, Holland & Knight

10:45-11:45am: AI in LatAm: Legal, Policy & Business Developments Surrounding Emerging AI Technology
Latin American frameworks for regulation, impact on journalism, risks of algorithmic bias, and more.
With Hilary Lane, Holland & Knight; Paula Mena Barreto, CMA Law, Brazil; Tatiana Carrillo, TCI PartnersLatAm, Colombia; Maria Alejandra Santurio, Santurio, Andrada & Noel, Argentina

12:00-1pm: First Amendment Follies in Florida
Are Florida proposals to change libel law to make it easier to sue the press a page out of the Latin American playbook? Will these proposals tee up a challenge to landmark First Amendment law? Are “anti-woke” bills to change curriculum and tenure reform or censorship?
Rachel Fugate, Shullman Fugate; Lynn Carrillo, NBCUniversal; Devin “Vel” Freedman, Freedman, Normand & Friedland (participant in Gov. DeSantis’s libel reform panel); Dave Wilson, Senior Editor Local & State Government, Miami Herald

1-2pm: Lunch

2-3pm: Ethics for Media Lawyers: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
What do media lawyers need to know about the FCPA? How does it apply to content production overseas?
Marcelo Ovejero, Holland & Knight

3-3:45pm: Zoom book talk with Katherine Corcoran, author of In the Mouth of the Wolf: A Murder, a Cover-Up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press
Dave Heller will interview AP’s former Mexico bureau chief and discuss her investigation into the murder of journalist Regina Martínez who was on the verge of exposing government corruption in Mexico.

4-5pm: Comparative Legal and Business Issues Surrounding Biopics and Docudramas
Practical discussion of vetting fact-based stories and surrounding libel and privacy issues. What are the limits of dramatization? Are life rights necessary?
Diana Palacios, Davis Wright Tremaine; James Sammataro, Pyror Cashman; Rita Chertorivski, TelevisaUnivision; Roxana Kahale, Kahale Abogados, Argentina

5-6pm: Reception

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