Yesterday, I spoke to the Union Internationale des Avocats’ (UIA – International Association of Lawyers) 55th Congress on the current issues in Sports Law, with a specific focus on what is going on in the world of athlete agent regulation and discipline. More than 1,200 lawyers from more than 70 countries around the world have attended the entire event. Luckily for me, the Congress was held in Miami, Florida. However, today I am doing quite the traveling. I am in New York for the New York Law School Sports Law Symposium, and I am flying out of New York tonight to go to Arizona, where I will be speaking at Arizona State University’s 2nd Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law. Here are some stories I’ve missed over the past week:
- Let “the hurt” commence [Why Is NBA Labor Deal Closer? Players Get Last Check On Monday].
- Mark Bartelstein sheds some light on the fact that owners are not asking for a true 50/50 BRI split [Analysis: Sides get closer, but NBA lockout keeps rolling on].
- Amazing how the labor battle has recently focused on Billy Hunter vs. Derek Fisher [Hunter’s actions in NBA labor talks weaken union].
- Gus Dominguez negotiated the contract for first Cuban player to defect to the United States [US court trims conviction in Cuba player smuggling].
- Former sports agent Dennis Gilbert has expressed interest [Dodgers Sale in Cleanup Spot].
- She will play a sports agent who has a client with a substance-abuse problem [Vivica A. Fox to Star in Sports Drama Home Run].
- The longest term went to agent Mazhar Majeed [Players Get Prison Terms in Fixing Case].