Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music & Money Symposi

Scott Sperling , managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners, the lead investment firm in the pending acquisition of Warner Music Group, will keynote Billboard's third annual Music & Money Symposium, March 4 at the St. Regis in New York. The conference brings together the most-influential members of the music, financial and legal communities.

Sperling also will take part in "Post-Merger Economics," a panel moderated by Loeb & Loeb co-chairman John Frankenheimer. The session will include Jerry Gold, managing director of Gold International LLC and Harold Vogel, president of Vogel Capital Management.

Other Music & Money panelists will include attorney Ken Abdo, chairman of the American Bar Assn.'s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries; Brian Becker, CEO, Clear Channel Entertainment; attorney Fred Davis; Shahid Khan, managing director, BearingPoint, Inc.; attorney Joel Katz; Ken Levitan, president, Vector Management/Vector Records; Joanna Lucchesi, senior VP., HSBC Bank USA; Amanda Marks, senior VP, eLabs, Universal Music Group; Michael Reinert, senior VP, legal and business affairs, Universal Motown Records Group; John Simson, executive director, SoundExchange; and Jeffrey Sine, vice chairman, investment banking, UBS Warburg.

This year for the first time, attorneys who attend the event will be able to receive Continuing Legal Education credits. A total of 2.5 hours of CLE credits will be offered for attending two panels at the one-day event.

To register or for more information, call 646-654-4660 or visit billboardevents.com.

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