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Paul Goldstein

Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. 

Havana Requiem: A Legal Thriller  


Fueled by alcohol and legal brilliance, Michael Seeley once oversaw his law firm’s most successful litigation. Until it all fell apart. After two sober years practicing small-town law in upstate New York, Seeley has earned back most of what he lost—but not the gin-sharpened passion. 

Then the renowned Cuban musician Hector Reynoso enters his office with a simple request: help him and six other composers who defined Cuba’s musical golden age of the 1940s and 1950s—the music that made the Buena Vista Social Club internationally famous—reclaim the copyright to their work. When Reynoso goes missing, Seeley’s reluctant promise to help draws him progressively deeper into Havana’s violent underbelly and a decades-long conspiracy.

A globally recognized expert on intellectual property law, Paul Goldstein is the Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford. He currently serves as of counsel at Morrison & Foerster in their intellectual property group and has been regularly included in Best Lawyers in America. 

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