Monday, October 10, 2011

New York Law School Third Annual Sports Law Symposium

I look forward to joining many friends and colleagues at New York Law School's upcoming sports law symposium.  It should be an awesome event.  Great work by Elliot Solop, founder/EIC of The Sports Tomato, in putting it together.

The New York Law School Institute for Information Law and Policy and the New York Law School Sports Law Society


The Third Annual Sports Law Symposium

Date:              Friday, November 4, 2011
Location:      New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, NY
Rooms:         2nd Floor Events Center, W402, W420
Time:             12:30pm-8pm

Industry leaders will engage in panel discussions involving current legal issues in the sports industry including the legal infrastructure of developing and growing professional sports leagues, amateurism issues in collegiate sports, intellectual property management of sports and entertainments brands, and athlete agent regulation and enforcement.  Panelists will also offer perspective on breaking into the legal side of the sports industry. A networking reception will follow the day’s events.

-Panel 1: Overview of Current Legal Developments in the Sports Industry
-Breakout Session 1: Financial and Tax Considerations in Representing Professional Athletes
-Breakout Session 2: Intellectual Property Issues in Sports
-Breakout Session 3:  Athlete Agent Regulation and Enforcement
-Panel 2:  Legal Infrastructure of Developing and Growing Professional Sports Leagues
-Panel 3:  Amateurism Issues in Collegiate Sports
-Panel 4:  Breaking Into the Sports Industry
-Networking Reception

Jason Belzer - President, Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc.
Andrew Bondarowicz - President, Aregatta Group, Inc.
Allison Cantor - Assistant Counsel, ESPN
Mark Conrad ’81 - Associate Professor of Business Law, Fordham University, Adjunct Professor of Sports Law, New York Law School
George Daniel -  Commissioner, National Lacrosse League
Marc Edelman - Assistant Professor of Law at Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Dimitrios Efstathiou - Senior Counsel, Major League Soccer
Andrew Fine - Director of Marketing and Broadcasting, RLR Associates
David Fish - NFLPA Certified Agent, Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
David Gross - Commissioner, Major League Lacrosse
Darren Heitner - Founder of Sports Agent Blog, President of Dynasty Sports LLC
David Mayer -  Counsel, ESPN
Kevin Matz - Managing Member, Kevin Matz & Associates PLLC
Michael McCann - Sports Illustrated Legal Analyst, NBATV Legal Analyst, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
Tim McIIwain ’95 - Partner, McKenna McIlwain, LLP
Robert Raiola - CPA, Sports & Entertainment Group Manager at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPIlusa, LLC
Katherine Salisbury - President, Friedman & Salisbury Sports Management LLC
David Soskin ’08 - Assistant Counsel, ESPN
Mike Zarren - Assistant General Manager and Associate Team Counsel, Boston Celtics
Warren Zola - Chair, Professional Sports Counseling Panel, Boston College

CLE credits will be offered.

For more information on the event, please contact Elliot Solop at