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NYLS 3rd Annual Sports Law Symposium

NYLS Sports Law Society

Friday, November 4, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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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

Friday, November 4, 2011

185 West Broadway

W201 (Events Center)


Fee:        $25 for professionals (includes CLE’s)

 $10 for outside students

This CLE program has been approved for a maximum of four 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/academics/cle/tuition_assistance to see if you qualify.


12:30 pm - 12:40 pm      Opening Remarks

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm        Overview of Current Legal Developments in the Sports Industry (1 CLE Credit)

 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm         BREAKOUT SESSIONS

                                        *  Financial and Tax Considerations in Representing Professional Athletes                                             (1 CLE Credit)

                                        *  Intellectual Property Issues in Sports (1 CLE Credit)

                                        *  Athlete Agent Regulations and Enforcement (1 CLE Credit)

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm          Legal Infrastructure of Developing and Growing Professional Sports League                                                  (1 CLE Credit)                    

4:20 pm - 5:20 pm          Amateurism Issues in Collegiate Sports (1 CLE Credit)

5:30 pm - 6:20 pm          Breaking Into the Sports Industry

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm          Networking Reception


Panelists include:

  • Jason Belzer, President, Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc.
  • Andrew Bondarowicz, President, Aregatta Group, Inc.
  • Allison Cantor, Assistant Counsel, ESPN, Inc.
  • Mark Conrad ’81, Associate Professor of Business Law, Fordham University
  • George Daniel, Commissioner, National Lacrosse League
  • Marc Edelman, Assistant Professor of Law, Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • Dimitrios Efstathiou, Senior Counsel, Major League Soccer
  • Andrew Fine, Managing Director, RLR Sports Media Consulting
  • David Gross, Commissioner, Major League Lacrosse
  • Darren Heitner, Founder, Sports Agent Blog; CEO of Dynasty Athlete Representation; Professor of Sports Agency Management, Indiana University
  • David Mayer, Counsel, ESPN, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, New York Law School
  • Kevin Matz, Managing Member, Kevin Matz & Associates PLLC
  • Michael McCann, Sports Illustrated Legal Analyst; NBATV Legal Analyst; Founder of Sports Law Blog;  Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
  • Tim McIlwain ’95, Partner, McKenna McIlwain, LLP
  • Andre Mirkine, CFP; Financial Advisor & Associate Vice President of Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Robert Raiola, CPA, Sports & Entertainment Group Manager at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC
  • Melissa Reinckens, Associate, DLA Piper
  • Frank Ryan, Partner, DLA Piper
  • David Soskin ’08, Assistant Counsel, ESPN, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, New York Law School 
  • Mike Zarren, Assistant General Manager and Team Counsel, Boston Celtics
  • Warren Zola, Professional Sports Counseling Panel Chair, Boston College
Have questions about NYLS 3rd Annual Sports Law Symposium? Contact NYLS Sports Law Society

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

Friday, November 4, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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