UWONDA CARTER SCOTT
Uwonda Carter Scott is a transactional attorney who advises clients on both business and entertainment and is licensed to practice in Georgia and New York. In 2017, BESLA named Uwonda as its Entertainment Lawyer of the Year and in 2011 she was honored by ASCAP in its “Women behind the Music” series. Uwonda is a founding member and former vice president of the Black Women in Entertainment Law Foundation; a member of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Association; NARAS (The Recording Academy) and the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, where she served as the Entertainment Vice-Chair for six years. Uwonda earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and subsequently earned a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law.
DONALD M. WOODARD
Donald M. Woodard is a transactional entertainment lawyer representing talent and companies in the music, television/film, new media and technology, and sports industry. Donald’s impressive legal career was spent primarily practicing law with AMLAW 100 law firms. He is recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer and has been listed in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars,” and the 100 Most Influential People in Entertainment by Rolling Out. Donald is a frequent speaker on the lecture circuit. He serves on the board of directors for the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and is the Southern Regional Captain for the Sports Lawyers Association. Donald is a former member of the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy’s) and is the former Chairman of the Black Women Film Network, the first man to ever serve in such a capacity. Donald is a graduate of Morehouse College and Indiana University-Maurer School of Law, Bloomington.