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Sheppard Mullin Antes Up Entertainment & Media Partner, Shaun Clark, To Address Legal Issues of Poker at Harvard Law School Event

February 17, 2005
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that partner Shaun Clark will be speaking on poker and law at a Harvard Law School roundtable panel on February 24. Clark is a partner in the Entertainment and Media practice group in the firm's Century City office.

Sheppard Mullin is the primary outside counsel to World Poker Tour ("WPT") and Clark has guided the company since its inception through a variety of different challenging and interesting matters, including domestic and international television licensing, brand management, consumer products licensing, talent negotiations, copyright infringement litigation, and the company's initial public offering.

Clark will participate in the Harvard panel with Richard Harroch, partner, Orrick and author of "Poker for Dummies;" Andy Bloch, WPT professional and Harvard Law School alumni; Dan Walsh, head of government affairs, Greenberg Traurig, and chief lobbyist for the online gaming industry.

The event's moderator is Professor Charles Nesson, director of Berkman Center for Internet and Society and avid poker enthusiast. Topics planned for discussion include the current popularity of poker, the intersection of law and poker, legal issues facing the world of poker, the future of poker in this country, and the next challenges to the industry.

Sheppard Mullin also represents major motion picture studios, publishing and entertainment conglomerates, advertising agencies, independent producers, and other entertainment and advertising-related entities in the acquisition of intellectual property rights and the development, finance, production, distribution, and ancillary exploitation of entertainment content.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with 430 attorneys in nine offices located throughout California and in New York and Washington, D.C. The firm's California offices are located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Century City, Orange County, Del Mar Heights and San Diego. Sheppard Mullin provides legal expertise and counsel to U.S. and international clients in a wide range of practice areas, including Antitrust, Corporate and Securities; Entertainment and Media; Finance and Bankruptcy; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Real Estate/Land Use; Tax/Employee Benefits/Trusts & Estates; and White Collar Defense. The firm was founded in 1927.

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