Southwestern Law School has honored three attorneys for their contributions to the entertainment and media industries, the legal profession and legal education at the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment & Media Law Institute Awards Reception. Daniel M. Petrocelli ’80 received the award for Outstanding Alumnus in Entertainment and Media Law; Jared Jussim was recognized as Outstanding Adjunct Professor in Entertainment and Media Law; and the late Ed Hookstratten ‘57 received the Donald E. Biederman Legacy Award. The reception was hosted by the Biederman Institute and Southwestern’s Entertainment and Intellectual Property Alumni Association. Sponsors included O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Warner Bros., and Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP and Howard Kurtzman ’79.

“This year’s slate of honorees is a testament to the superb quality and extraordinary accomplishments of our alumni and our adjunct faculty,” said Professor Steven Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute.  “Dan and Jared have both risen to the highest levels in their professional career while finding time to also contribute mightily to the profession and the community at large, as did Ed before his passing.  We are very proud to have them as members of the Southwestern family.”