3 questions to Christiane Stuetzle (Partner (International) | Morrison & Foerster LLP, Certified Specialist for Copyright and Media Law)
We are very pleased to welcome Morrison & Foerster as a new cooperation partner. Morrison & Foerster is a renowned international law firm with 16 offices in the USA, Asia and Europe. Morrison & Foerster’s team of media lawyers advises clients at the intersection of technology and law, from the development to production and distribution of content, and in the digital transformation process. We talked with Christiane Stuetzle about the value of educational programs as well as about the special focus of Morrison & Foerster in the field of media law, and finally about MoFo’s reasons for the cooperation with the EPI.
We are very happy to welcome you as a new cooperation partner. What was it that convinced you to become an EPI partner?
"Morrison & Foerster's media team has been closely associated with the Erich Pommer Institute for many years. We have been supporting EPI's excellent education programs in the areas of media, copyright and film for many years. EPI's training programs have first-class standards, the students and participants are highly motivated, and it is a great pleasure for us to contribute to the training programs with our know-how and also to collaborate with EPI's great team. The EPI cooperation partnership was therefore a logical step for us.
For reasons of the international set-up of Morrison & Foerster, we provide to participants a holistic overview of the entire developments in the legal field in the media sector, such as, for example, we recently held a seminar about copyright developments in the EU and the US, for which we could welcome as a guest speaker our team colleague Paul Goldstein, expert on US copyright and professor at the renowned Stanford University."
Which rank does education and transfer of knowledge have at Morrison & Foerster LLP?
"Continuing education is very important to us at Morrison & Foerster. In the firm, we offer mentoring systems and ongoing legal training seminars as part of our so-called 'MoFo Academy', in which lawyers continuously have the opportunity to train themselves and to exchange ideas with colleagues. Besides the specific legal continuing education, we at MoFo have also brought to life a new program called 'Healthy MoFo', which shows ways to integrate sports and healthy food into your daily professional life."
Which focus does your firm have in the field of media?
"In the field of media and entertainment law, we cover all fields of law in the media and technology sector, comprising every step from the first development to production and all the way to the distribution. Our international set-up allows us to support a wide range of companies, from big media companies to leading telecommunication providers, tech companies and film and television productions, and Hollywood studios and streaming platforms, etc. In times of ongoing digitization, our advice also covers questions of digital compliance and very often takes place at the intersection of technology and law."
Thank you very much for the interview!