What: Symposium – “The Intersection of Sports and Business in Today’s Legal Arena”

When: Monday, October 3, 2011 (9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Where: Ceremonial Moot Court Room, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (map)

Panel discussions on stadium development, the legality the Bowl Championship Series, and athlete images/media rights.  Ed Durso, Executive Vice President, Administration for ESPN, is currently scheduled to give a luncheon keynote address. Additionally, Jay Bilas, ESPN commentator and analyst, will also speak and moderate a panel discussion.


  • 9:30 – 9:35: Welcome from JBTL/EASL members
  • 9:35 – 10:20: A discussion with N. Jeremi Duru, visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, about equal opportunity in sports.
  • 10:20 – 11:00: Opening Remarks from moderator Jay Bilas, ESPN commentator and analyst
  • 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.: Complex Sports Transactions: Stadium Development Panel
  • Stan Kasten, Former President of the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks
  • Irwin Kishner, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein
  • Irwin Raij, Partner, Foley & Lardner
  • Paul Tiburzi, Partner, DLA Piper
  • 12:30 – 1:00: Lunch and message from Dean Phoebe Haddon
  • 1:00 – 2:00: Keynote speech by Edwin Durso, Executive Vice President, Administration for ESPN
  • 2:15 – 2:30: Introduction to the afternoon panels from moderator Dionne Koller, Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 2:30 – 4:00: Bowl Championship Series Panel
    • Alan Fishel, Partner, Arent Fox
    • Philip Hochberg, Law Offices of Philip R. Hochberg
    • Josephine (Jo) Potuto, Professor, University of Nebraska College of Law
    • Robert Wierenga, Principal, Miller Canfield
  • 4:15 – 5:15: Athlete Images/Media Rights Panel
    • Ronald Katz, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
    • Michael McCann, Director of the Sports Law Institute and Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
  • 5:15 – 5:30 Closing Remarks from Dionne Koller
  • RVSP HERE if you are interested in attending.