ORLANDO, FLORIDA – The Caribbean Bar Association’s Central Florida Chapter (“CBA-CF”) is delighted to announce that Frederick Morton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of TEMPO, an MTV Networks Channel, has confirmed his participation as keynote speaker at CBA-CF’s 2006 Barrister’s Ball.
The Barrister’s Ball, a black tie event, will take place in Orlando on June 10, 2006 and kicks off Caribbean American Heritage Month. On February 14, 2006, the U.S. Senate approved the House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution declaring JUNE as Caribbean American Heritage Month.
“It is fitting that Fred Morton is our keynote speaker as we celebrate what is officially Caribbean American Heritage Month by recognizing the accomplishments of Caribbean Americans and highlighting Caribbean culture.
The Caribbean is rich in culture. By leading the charge at TEMPO, MTV’s Caribbean cable channel, Fred is celebrating and is causing Caribbeans and non-Caribbeans alike to celebrate Caribbean culture, his culture, every day. No small feat for a former attorney.”
Born to Nevisian parents, Frederick Morton was born and raised in St. Croix, the United States Virgin Islands. Before joining TEMPO, he was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Business and Legal Affairs at MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. At MTV, he handled litigation, reviewed programming content for legal issues and managed the company’s intellectual property portfolio.
Prior to joining MTV, he practiced at the law firm of Simpson & Thatcher where he represented Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Simpson Thatcher, he was Corporate Counsel at Johnson & Johnson. He is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Rutgers University.
TEMPO was launched in the Caribbean in October 2005 and will make its way to North America in 2006.