Michael P. Reed
Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP
Michael Reed advises on public and private transactional, strategic, regulatory, compliance, corporate finance and disclosure matters. He represents publicly and privately held companies and private equity firms, with an emphasis on financial institutions, fintech companies and diversified companies. He rejoins the firm after serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of WSFS Financial Corporation, where he oversaw all risk management functions including credit risk management, enterprise risk management, real estate services, asset recovery, legal, internal audit, loan review and regulatory compliance. In addition, Michael was a leading member of WSFS Financial’s strategic development team and co-led a number of strategic initiatives including the acquisition and integration of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, a strategic partnership with Upstart and a $150 million senior debt public offering. Michael has regularly represented public and privately held clients in all types of acquisitions, including stock-for-stock mergers, cash mergers, going private transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and stock and asset purchase and sale transactions. He also has represented underwriters and issuers in capital market transactions, including public and private offerings of debt, equity and hybrid securities, and complex structured finance transactions. Michael advises and represents boards of directors on a variety matters, including strategic transactions, corporate governance issues, and legal issues and fiduciary duties in the context of strategic transactions and corporate governance. Michael is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of topics including M&A, fiduciary duties, disclosure matters, corporate governance and securities laws issues. Michael received his LL.M. from Boston University School of Law, his LL.B. from University of Western Ontario Law School, and his B.A., with honors, from Wilfrid Laurier University.
CLE 2023: The Metaverse, NFTs, Web3 and the Music Industry: Where Are We Now?
10/13/23, 7:00 PM
In the wake of the initial boom (and bust?) of the NFT market, the metaverse craze that has yet to fully take hold, and the still emerging Web3 movement, this panel takes a look at where we are now in the music space with respect to these technologies. How are the initial deals playing out? Are industry players still bullish on any of these technologies? What disputes and regulatory issues have arisen from these initial deals? What new risks have emerged? And what opportunities lie ahead with respect to these technologies and their relevance to the music industry of the future? This panel will explore those questions and more, collecting perspectives from deal makers, litigators and regulatory attorneys for a wide scale view of where the music industry is and where it can go with these technologies.