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5th Annual Sports Law Symposium at New York Law School

NYLS Sports Law Society

Friday, February 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NYLS Student (must have valid NYLS ID) Ended Free $0.00
Visiting Student Ended $20.00 $2.09
Attorney (4 CLE credits included) Ended $55.00 $4.02
Professionals and Attorneys (No CLE credit) Ended $55.00 $4.02
Visiting Students Day of Event Ended $25.00 $2.37
Attorney (4 CLE credits included) Day of Event Ended $65.00 $4.57
Professionals and Attorneys (No CLE credit) Day of Event Ended $65.00 $4.57

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Event Details

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




The Fifth Annual Sports Law Symposium

Friday, February 21, 2014

185 West Broadway

W201 (Events Center)



                $55 ($65 at the door) for attorneys (includes CLE’s)

            $55 ($65 at the door) for attorneys and professionals not seeking CLE credits (No CLE credit)

$20 ($25 at the door) for outside students

Free for current NYLS students (with a valid school ID)

Registration closes on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9 AM.  Walk-ins welcome.

This CLE program has been approved for a maximum of three hours of CLE credit for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys. New York Law School offers tuition assistance for attorneys who may have difficulty attending CLE events due to cost considerations. Please visit:  http://www.nyls.edu/alumni-and-giving/lifetime-learning/cle-tuition-assistance-2/ to see if you qualify.  

Tentative PANELS                                                                                                                                                   

9:00 am - Registration Opens

10:00 am - 10:45 am - Breaking Into the Sports Law Industry Q&A

11 am - 11:05 am - Opening Remarks

11:05 am - 12:00 pm - Doping in the Olympics (0.5 CLE Credit - Ethics and Professionalism ("E.P."), 0.5 CLE Credit - Professional Practice ("P.P.") )

12:15 pm 1:15 pm - Lunch, Sponsored by O'Connor Davies LLP

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - BREAKOUT PANELS

  • State of the NCAA (1 CLE Credit - P.P.) 
  • Negotating Tactics in Sports Law (1 CLE Credit - Skills ("S"))

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Endorsements and Social Media (1 CLE Credit - P.P.) 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Keynote - Darren Heitner "Seeking Value in a Vastly Changing Talent Representation Business" (1 CLE Credit - P.P.) 

5:00 pm - Networking Reception 

 PANELISTS *                                                                                                                                                          

Jodi Balsam, Associate Professor at NYLS; Former Counsel for Operations and Litigation at the NFL;

Jason Belzer, President, Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc.;

Mark Conrad '81, Director of the Sports Business Specialization, Associate Professor and Acting Area Chair at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business

Dolores DiBella, Associate Counsel at the National Football League

David Fish '96, Adjunct Professor at NYLS; MMA Agent

Benjamin Haynes, Partner at Haynes and Associates; Director of Development at Collegiate Sports Advisors;

Darren Heitner, Founder of the Sports Agent Blog; Partner at Wolfe Law; Contributor at Forbes Magazine

Dan Mullin '92, Senior Vice President of Investigation at Major League Baseball;

Ari Nissim, Professor at NYU Sports Management Program; former Director of Football Administration for the New York Jets

Ankan Patel '06, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Marketing and Sponsorship at Mastercard

Maurice Pianko, Founder of Intern Justice

Sam Porter '09, Director of Basketball Operations at Exclusive Sports Group;

T.J. Quinn, Investigative Reporter at ESPN

Robert Raiola, CPA; Sports & Entertainment Group Manager at O'Connor Davies LLP

Brian Socolow, Partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP

David Soskin '08, Associate Principal Counsel at ESPN, Inc.;

Graham Spanier, President Emeritus at Penn State University;

Ben Sturner, President and CEO of Leverage Agency;

Lynnore Thames '04, Associate Director of ABC News Rights and Clearances & Permissions

*panelists subject to change 

Sponsored by:

NOTE: If you are interested in sponsoring a panel or the symposium, please contact Jacqui Lamer (jacqueline.lamer@law.nyls.edu) or Tony Iliakostas (anthony.iliakostas@law.nyls.edu).

Have questions about 5th Annual Sports Law Symposium at New York Law School? Contact NYLS Sports Law Society

When & Where

New York Law School
185 W Broadway
2nd Floor Events Center
New York, NY 10013

Friday, February 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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