*Cheerleaders may or may not be in attendance.

What: University of Oregon School of Law Sports & Entertainment Law Conference 2011

Where: White Stag Building, Portland, Oregon (map)

When: Friday, January 28, 2011 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)


8:00am-9:00am: Registration

9:15am-10:30am: MMA: The Legal Aspects of an Emerging Sport

Brad Darcy – Executive Director for the Oregon State Athletic Commission
Kenn Ellner – In-house counsel for Strikeforce
Frank Mahar – Executive Vice President/Chief Legal Counsel of Genesco Sports Enterprises, Inc.
Steve Pacitti – is a sports and entertainment attorney with numerous clients in mixed martial arts.
Moderator: Kelsey Philpott (Founder and Operator of mmapayout.com)

10:45am – 12:00pm: Pacific Northwest Professional Sports Teams

Doug Piper – Portland Winterhawks (President)
Allan Benavides – Eugene Emeralds (General Manager)
Karen Bryant – Seattle Storm (CEO)
Moderator: Brian Berger (Sports Business Radio)

12:00pm-12:45pm: Lunch

12:45pm-1:45pm: North[west] Hollywood: Entertainment and Music Law in the Northwest

Anne Glazer – Stoel Rives, Portland; IP & Technology Group
Robyn Williams – Executive Director, Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Matthew Hooper – Bullivant Houser Bailey, Seattle; Co-Chair of Arts, Entertainment and Sports Group
Vince Porter – Director, Governor’s Office of Film & Television: Oregon Film
Jill Cohen – Davis Wright Tremaine, Los Angeles; Chair of the Entertainment Transactions Practice
Moderator: Professor Eric Priest

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Sports Business and the Law

Paul Loving – Adidas counsel
John Motley – Columbia Sportswear
Rosemary Colliver – Tonkon Torp, Portland; Sports, Media & Entertainment Group
Matt Dyste – UO Director of Marketing and Brand Management
Moderator: Wally Van Valkenburg (Partner, Stoel Rives, Portland)

3:15pm – 4:30pm: Sports Agents and NCAA Compliance Legal Issues

Josh Luchs – Former sports agent
Alex Parker – OSU Associate AD-Compliance
Steve Robertello – WSU Compliance Officer
Keenan Howry – Former UO wide receiver and former Minnesota Viking
Moderator: Rand Getlin – Attorney at law and President of Synrgy Sports and Consulting

4:30pm – 6:00pm: Reception

Costs: Advance Registration ($45 general/$20 students), Day of Registration ($55 general/$25 students).  Includes lunch and 5.75 CLE General Credits.