Fred Goldring, J.D. '82, was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and was sworn-in by Justice Stephen Breyer at the Supreme Court. While a Miami Law student, Goldring founded the Entertainment & Sports Law Society, which won the American Bar Association Law Student Division Award for the Best Law Student Project in the Nation.
Goldring was appointed to the Committee along with five other individuals. President Obama said, "I am proud that these distinguished individuals will serve in my Administration. The arts and the humanities enhance the vibrancy of our society, inspire us and strengthen our democracy. I look forward to working with them in the weeks and months ahead."
A founding partner of the Beverly Hills, CA-based entertainment law firm Goldring, Hertz, & Lichtenstein, LLP, Goldring represents numerous global superstar recording and performing artists. His consulting firm, Goldring Strategies, works with several Fortune 500 companies and new media and technology enterprises regarding entertainment marketing and product development strategy.
He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rock The Vote, and he was the Executive Producer of will.i.am's groundbreaking Yes We Can Song music video, for which Goldring shared the 2008 Emmy Award for Best New Approaches in Daytime Entertainment, the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video, a 2008 Global Media Award and a 2009 Clio Award.
Goldring is also a Co-Executive Producer of the documentary film/music project The People Speak, based on Howard Zinn's seminal work, The People's History of the United States, and was Producer of the soundtrack album from the hit television series Thirtysomething.
Goldring and his wife, Gale, have a very long and active history with P.S. Arts, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization dedicated to restoring arts education in public schools, for which they have served as board of director members, and chaired fundraising events such as Jam Night (which Fred created) where amateur musicians and well-known music stars performed together in concert at major L.A. music venues.
In 2002, Goldring and his partner Ken Hertz received the Bill of Rights Award from the ACLU for their extraordinary commitment to social justice.