Thursday, September 7, 2017
World Cafe Live
$13,000 in total fundraising
Winner and Judges' Choice Award: Alternative Dispute Revolution of Blank Rome LLP; Radian; Dechert LLP; First American Title Insurance Company for United Way of Greater Phildelphia and Southern New Jersey
It was a fantastic night at World Cafe Live for the second ever Law Rocks Philly. Five bands of musically brilliant legal professionals battled it out for local charities and rock glory! In the end Law Rocks vets, Alternate Dispute Revolution won the night by one point over new band The Lift Offs! Special thanks to sponsors Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller and Pepper Hamilton as well as to World Cafe Live.
Special guest performance! Blue Waters is a blues rock band primarily comprised of current or former Assistant United States Attorneys from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Featuring legal talent from Spencer Gifts Legal
Rocking for Spirit of Children
At the end of the night, when the bartender rings last call, you only have time to play one last song to tell people about what your time here on earth meant, the ones who remain standing are THE CORE, the only band that still matters (since Joe Strummer left us). The Core rocks New Jersey (and sometimes left of the Delaware River). The lads are Rich Phillips on lead guitar and vocals, Mike Mazzenga on drums, Mike Adair on bass and Kevin Mahoney (Spencer’s General Counsel) on rhythm guitar and lead vocals. Follow The Core on Twitter and Facebook!
Featuring legal talent from Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Rocking for The Philadelphia Bar Foundation
The Lift Offs look forward to rocking into orbit with Law Rocks. Thrilled to raise money for the Philadelphia Bar Foundation -- Philadelphia’s philanthropic hub for legal aid -- the band members agree that nothing is better than combining access to justice with access to rock. Playing everything from lost rock classics to eccentric originals, Steve Perlsweig (guitar and vocals), Alan Promer (bass and vocals), and Sam Zolten (drums and vocals) will deliver the sonic equivalent of a court order compelling you to groove the night away.
Featuring legal talent from Pepper Hamilton LLP, Saint Joseph's University
Rocking for Lutheran Settlement House
With a mixture of attitude and gratitude (but going easy on the platitudes), the Green Monkeys look forward to bringing their unique brand of rock n’ roll to the World Café Live for the second Law Rocks Philadelphia concert! An evening of both fun-raising and - more importantly – fundraising awaits, as all proceeds from the band’s performance will be donated to Philly-based nonprofit Lutheran Settlement House, which day in and day out provides an array of services to members of the community who urgently need them. The Green Monkeys are comprised of business and intellectual property litigator Chuck Marion on the keys, college history professor Craig Stutman on the guitar, lawyer and music industry professor Erik Sabo on the bass, and IT expert extraordinaire Scott Galper on the drums. Thank you for your support!
ROCK PANEL OF JUDGES
Lori Landew, administrative partner of Fox Rothschild's Entertainment Department, is a media and entertainment lawyer whose practice spans the film, television, music, publishing, sports and fashion industries. A seasoned negotiator with more than two decades of experience, she handles deals that involve all aspects of content creation, production, and distribution, as well as matters centered on brand awareness, cultivation, integration and promotion.
Splitting her time between New York and Philadelphia, Lori focuses on the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of complex agreements that protect and promote her clients’ business interests.
Lori currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy (the Grammy organization) and is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of LiveConnections.org, the organization that connects all kinds of people through all kinds of music.
Read more about Lori here.
Ash is the founder and principal attorney of Kernen Law, a Philadelphia-based boutique Entertainment Law practice focused on the music and film/TV industries. Building upon his years of experience as an entrepreneur and musician, Ash started Kernen Law to protect the passion of Philadelphia’s independent creative and innovative communities – passion that is best understood by having lived and breathed it. Prior to his move into the practice of law, Ash spent years as a working musician and micro-label head, perhaps best known as being the frontman for the indie-rock outfit, Lovecartel. Though these days he spends most of his time representing other creative individuals, he continues to be heavily involved with Philadelphia’s local music scene as an advocate and champion of its native talent, a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the RIAA, and when time permits, performing with Lovecartel. Learn more at KernenLaw.com and Lovecartelmusic.com
By day, Ted Scott is a civil engineer and founding partner of the litigation consulting firm, Secretariat International where he specializes in providing expert witness testimony on construction disputes and has considerable experience working on projects in the UK, the Middle East, the Far East and the United States of America
By night, Mr. Scott is a co-founder and the current President of Law Rocks USA where he believes that rock n roll can change the world.