The 2014 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium—An Inside Look at the World of Agents: Past, Present and Future—provides a 360° analysis of the sports agent world. From the cutthroat nature of the business to future challenges ahead, this behind-the-scenes look at one of the most competitive careers is a must-see event for anyone interested in the business of sports.
The Symposium takes place Friday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Arthur M. Goldberg Commons at Villanova University School of Law. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 CLE credits (2 substantive, 1 ethics). The event is free for non-CLE attendees.
Moderated by Moorad Center Director Andrew Brandt, panels include:
- State of Sports Law: 9-10:00 a.m.
Practicing attorneys discuss the most debated, headline-grabbing issues of the day.
David Cornwell, Gordon & Rees, LLP, Counsel for Alex Rodriguez and Jonathan Martin
Sol Weiss '72 VLS, Anapol Schwartz, Co-lead Counsel in NFL Concussion Injury Litigation
David G. Feher, Winston & Strawn, Counsel for newly-filed antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA
- Views of Athlete Representation: 10-11:00 a.m.
Topics in athlete representation will be explored from the team and player perspectives.
Barry Hanrahan, Assistant General Manager, Philadelphia Flyers
Aileen Dagrosa, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Philadelphia Eagles
Brian Westbrook VSB ‘01, former NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers) and commentator for Comcast SportsNet Philly
- Super Agents: 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Moderated by Andrew Brandt and Jeffrey Moorad, Chairman/CEO, Moorad Sports Partners
Tom Condon, Co-Chief of Creative Artist Agency – Football Division
Clients include Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford and Robert Griffin III
Leigh Steinberg, CEO of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment
Clients have included Steve Young, Troy Aikman, Warren Moon, Lennox Lewis and Oscar de la Hoya
Arn Tellem, Vice-Chairman of Wasserman Media Group
Clients include Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook
Prior to the event start, please join us for a special session, “How to Get Into the Agent Business.” Michael Siegel VLS ‘96, a certified NBA and NFL agent whose firm's clients include Kawhi Leonard and Jerod Mayo, and Jerrold Colton, an NFL and NHL agent whose client roster includes David Akers and Jahri Evans, will engage in a revealing conversation about the business and how to launch your career. This session, geared for law students, will be held from 8-8:45 a.m. in Law School classroom 203; all are welcome to attend.
A limited number of Leigh Steinberg’s book, “The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game,” will be available free of charge to attendees, courtesy of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law.
The parking is free for all attendees.