Monday, February 4, 2013
Sports Lawyers Association -- Networking Event in Boston
The Sports Lawyers Association and Ropes & Gray cordially invite you to attend the following Boston outreach event:
O’Bannon & The Future of the NCAA
Monday, February 11, 2013
6:00 pm: CLE Program
7:00 pm: Networking Reception
In July 2009, attorneys for former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon filed O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The lawsuit raised important questions about the commercialization of college athletics and student-athletes’ rights to publicity and compensation. Meanwhile, in October 2012, the NCAA unveiled a new enforcement structure featuring harsher penalties and increased accountability for rules violations. The changes reflected the NCAA’s renewed commitment to preserving amateurism in college athletics. The conflicting viewpoints underlying the two actions will soon come to a head as O’Bannon winds through the courts. Recent rulings suggest potentially radical changes in college athletics that could redefine amateurism and the role of the NCAA itself.
This program will discuss the evolution of the current environment and what recent developments in O’Bannon might mean for the future of the NCAA. Discussion will touch upon numerous topics, including the mechanics of the new NCAA enforcement structure, the landmark cases that led to O’Bannon, recent rulings in that case and what NCAA enforcement may look like in the near and distant future.
Dennis M. Coleman, Partner, Ropes & Gray; Chair, Ropes & Gray Sports Law Practice Group
Warren K. Zola, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs & Adjunct Assoc, Professor, Boston College Carroll School of Management; Chair, Boston College Professional Sports Counseling Panel
David W. Mindell, Associate, Ropes & Gray
Ropes & Gray LLP
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
Please RSVP to RGEvents@ropesgray.com by Thursday, February 7