The American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries presented its 2016 Ed Rubin Award to Ken Abdo during the Forum’s annual meeting in Las Vegas on October 7, 2016.  The Ed Rubin Award is the forum’s highest honor and is given to one member each year in recognition of leadership and service.

Ed Rubin was the first chair of the Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries and a proponent of collegial and professional association among entertainment lawyers. This was a feat, as entertainment law practitioners of the 1970s and 1980s were not predisposed to sharing information. Rubin was a dedicated forum member whose service to the forum was integral to its mission. He is widely and affectionately remembered as the force and passion behind the establishment of the forum.

Check out the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries October 2016 newsletter covering the award.

Ken is pictured above with family after receiving the award.  Pictured from right to left are Matt Abdo, Jake Abdo, Ken Abdo, Ann Marie Roberts (Bob & Ken’s sister), Bob Abdo, Bobbi Abdo and Dave Roberts.