An evening of panels featuring top practitioners, scholars, and other professionals in the sports industry.
Topics include emerging issues in sports, equality in sports, and breaking into sports law.
Dinner and drinks will be served.
4:45–5:00 – CLE Registration and Welcome (Food and drinks will be available)
5:00–5:10 – Opening Remarks and Introductions
5:10–6:00 – Panel One: Breaking Into Sports Law
6:10–7:00 – Panel Two: Emerging Issues in Sports Law (1 CLE Credit)
7:10–8:00 – Panel Three: Equality in Sports (1 CLE Credit)
8:00–8:30 – Closing Remarks and Networking Reception
List of Speakers
Emerging Issues in Sports
- Jared Dubin—Sportswriter (CBSSports.com)
- Christopher Chase—Sports Litigator (Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz)
- Chris Cipolla—Senior Manager, Government Affairs (DraftKings, Inc.)
- Benjamin Levine—Sports Litigator (Gordon and Rees)
- Chance Miller—GC University of South Carolina Athletics NCAA Compliance
- Adrian Stubbs—Asst. GC CBS
Equality in Sports
- Cameron Myler—Olympic Luge Athlete and Arbitrator
- Susan Cohig—Sr. Vice President, NHL Business Affairs and Integrated Marketing (National Hockey League)
- Michelle Skalrud—Contracts Counsel (Excel Sports)
Breaking into Sports
- Chris Deubert—GC for DC United (MLS)
- Joseph Dolisi—NBA Agent (Credo Sports Management)
- Peter Ginsberg—Sports Litigator (Peter Ginsberg Law)
- For the Emerging Issues in Sports Law panel – 1 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice, transitional and non-transitional
- For the Equality in Sports Law panel – 1 Credit in Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias, transitional and non-transitional
Breaking into Sports
Interested in breaking into the sports industry? This panel will feature experienced industry professionals where attendees can learn and ask questions about specific paths into the sports industry. Be sure to stay for the Networking Reception at the end of the panels to speak to and exchange contact information with the panelists and other professionals in the sports industry.
Emerging Issues in Sports Law (Professional Practice, Transitional and Non-Transitional)
Our Emerging Issues panel will examine the legal issues associated with the legalization of gambling in addition to legal issues surrounding brand apparel companies and their role in illegal college recruiting.
Deregulation of the illegal gambling market is beneficial to many states but also raises legal issues relating to player statistics, betting restrictions, intellectual property, and differences state to state. As the sports gambling phenomenon continues to grow throughout the country, the discussion will center around the latest legislation, cases (e.g., SCOTUS’ recent Murphy v. NCAA decision, which overturned the federal ban on sports betting), and controversies surrounding sports betting. The panel will provide an insider perspective on how the wagers will impact leagues, player unions, governments, taxpayers, the house and other industry stakeholders.
With the constant ingress of college athletic departments onto the NCCA sanction and probation list for illegal recruiting practices, the panel will also discuss the recent scandal surrounding the role of brand apparel companies in illegal college recruiting. From the perspective of agents, sponsors, and university athletic department general counsel, our panel will discuss this issue and other unresolved illegal recruiting practices in order to educate other sports and entertainment attorneys on how to be aware of when their activity may be illegal and how to better manage the recruitment processes.
Equality in Sports Law (Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias; Transitional and Non-transitional)
The front offices of professional sports team and leagues have long been filled with male Caucasians, while the actual playing field is largely occupied by minorities. The panel will delve into the barriers facing athletes and professionals with diverse backgrounds from entering and moving up the sports ranks, to practices and solutions that can be implemented to create a more equal and diverse sporting landscape. With the #MeToo movement having recently sent shockwaves throughout the film industry, the panel will discuss what takeaway the sports industry can take and what steps can be taken to preserve the gender equality in the sports industry.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
New York Law School
Faculty and Staff Commons
185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013