Sports Law Symposium Season is Here

Spring is here, and with spring comes sports law symposium season.  Here are few of the events that will be taking place  in the Northeast:

Fordham Sports Law Symposium: March 26

Vermont Law School Panel on Age Limits in Pro Sports: April 2

The panel, which is free of charge, will be held Friday April 2, from 12-2 at the Chase Community Center.   Here are the panelists as provided by the Sports Law Blog:

Alan Milstein, a nationally-acclaimed sports litigator who represents NBA players Allen Iverson and Eddy Curry, among others, and who served as lead counsel for Maurice Clarett in Clarett v. NFL;

Mike Zarren, the Boston Celtics’ assistant executive director of basketball operations and associate counsel;

Ryan Rodenberg, an assistant professor at Florida State University’s Department of Sport Management, former counsel at Octagon sports agency, and author of articles on age limits in the NBA, professional tennis, and the LPGA; and

Chris Brown, President of the Basketball and Entertainment Divisions of the Boston-based Orpehus Sports and Entertainment, which he co-founded with Joe Rosen. Chris’s clients include NBA players and music stars, such as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and former Indiana Pacers point guard Travis Best. Chris is also an adjunct entertainment law professor at Boston College Law School, from where he graduated in 1998.

Professor Michael McCann, who is Sports Illustrated’s Legal Expert and who worked for Mr. Milstein in the Clarett case, will moderate. 

Contact Andrew Delaney for more details.

New York Law School’s Sports Law Symposium: April 5

New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy and the Media Entertainment Sports Law Association will hold their first Sports Law Symposium on Monday, April 5 at the Event Center.  Here’s a schedule of events and roster of panelists:

12:45-1:45: Legal Issues in Running a Professional Sports League and StadiumJessica Berman (Associate Counsel, NHL)
Mark Stefanacci
(Chief Operating Officer & Legal Counsel, NJ Sports Exposition Authority)
Sue Cohig (Senior Vice President, NHL Club Consulting & Services NHL, NYLS alum)

2:00-3:15: Hot Topics in Sports

Jon Wertheim (Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated)
Michael McCann (SI Legal Analyst/Vermont Law School Professor)
Matthew Pace – (Sports Lawyer, Herrick, Feinstein)
Robert Boland (Professor of Sports Management at NYU, columnist at the National Football Post, and Counsel to the coaching representation firm Premier Stinson Sports)

3:30-4:45: Breaking into the Sports Industry

David Soskin (Assistant Counsel, ESPN, NYLS alum)
Paul Haberman (Sports Lawyer and NYCLA Sports Committee Chair)
Robert Boland (Professor of Sports Management at NYU, columnist at the National Football Post, and Counsel to the coaching representation firm Premier Stinson Sports)
Luis Barragan (Director of Programming, HBO Sports)

5:00-6:15: Licensing and Endorsement Deals in Professional Sports

Michael McCann (SI Legal Analyst/Vermont Law School Professor)
Betsy Goff (previously former executive ABC, VP of ESPN, and IMG legal)
Robert Freeman (Sports Lawyer, Proskauer)
Kenneth Gordon (Counsel, ESPN)
David Mayer (Assistant Counsel, ESPN)

6:15-7:15: Networking Reception in the Event Space

Please RSVP to Naomi.Allen@nyls.edu by March 31st

 

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