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Update On Seton Hall Sports & Entertainment Symposium

More details about the Seton Hall Sports & Entertainment Symposium via Timothy D. Cedrone, Symposium Editor, Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law

November 7, 2008

Symposium Topics and Speakers*

1.      8:45-9:15 A.M. – Registration and Breakfast

2.      9:15-9:30 A.M. – Introductory remarks

3.      9:30-11:00 A.M. – Lowenstein Sandler, PC presents: Constructing and operating sport and entertainment facilities. This panel will explore the legal and business issues related to constructing and operating public and private facilities.

a.       Moderator – Professor Mark Conrad, Associate Professor of Business Law & Area Chair of Legal and Ethical Studies, Fordham University

b.      Panelists

1)      Mark Stefanacci – Chief Operating Officer and Legal Counsel, New Jersey Sports & Exhibition Authority

2)      Andrew Lee, General Counsel, New York Jets

3)      Philip Weinberg, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Comcast Spectacor LP

4)      Michael Rowe, President and CEO, Positive Impact, Inc.

5)      P. Jason Hadley, Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler PC

4.      11:00-12:20 A.M. – Health of professional athletes and obligations to perform. This panel will explore legal issues related to the tension between athletes’ obligations to play the game and to tend to serious injuries such as concussions.

a.       Moderator – John Kettle, Professor of Entertainment Law, Copyright & Trademark, and Advanced Intellectual Property, Rutgers-Newark Law School.

b.      Panelists

1)      Leonard Marshall, former New York Giants player

2)      Roger Abrams, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

3)      Michael Weiner, General Counsel, Major League Baseball Players Association

4)      Andrew Bondarowicz, Owner and President, The Aregatta Group, Inc.

5.      12:20-1:15 P.M. – Lunch

6.      1:15-2:15 – Keynote address by Mr. Jeff Vanderbeek, Chairman and Managing Partner, New Jersey Devils

7.      2:15-3:45 – Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA presents: Entertainers’ and athletes’ conduct unrelated to their employment. This panel will explore legal issues related to how socially unacceptable conduct that occurs outside talent’s business obligations impacts talent’s contractual obligations and success.

a.       Moderator – Scott Shagin, Seton Hall University School of Law Adjunct Professor, Entertainment Lawyer, and Music Manager

b.      Panelists

1)      Anthony R. Caruso, Partner & Group Chair of Sports & Entertainment Group, Archer & Greiner, PC

2)      Marc Edelman – Visiting Professor of Law, Rutgers-Camden Law School

3)      Fernando M. Pinguelo – Partner and Chair of Entertainment Law Group, Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA

4)      Rick Karcher, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and Sports, Florida Coastal School of Law

* The list of participating panelists, as well as other information regarding the Symposium, is subject to change.  An (*) indicates that the speaker has tentatively committed to participate, has not been able to determine availability, or is in the process of being contacted.

Website for the event: click here

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

2 replies on “Update On Seton Hall Sports & Entertainment Symposium”

The Symposium will be held at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, NJ. The Law School is only a block away from Newark Penn Station. The Symposium is open to all and attendance is free, except for individuals seeking NY CLE credit for attending. For those individuals, there is a $50 fee. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I can be reached via email at [email protected].

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