What: First Annual New York University School of Law Sports Law Symposium
When: March 23, 2012 (10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Where: Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, New York
What is the topic occupying most sports attorneys lately? Drug testing? Crime? No, it’s collective bargaining and labor relations. Fresh off prolonged lockouts in the NFL and NBA and a peaceful CBA negotiating process in MLB, experts and participants in past, present, and future negotiations come to NYU Law to discuss their experiences and highlight problems looming ahead.
Rob Manfred, Executive Vice President of Labor Relations, Major League Baseball
Russ Granik, former NBA Deputy Commissioner
Charles Grantham, former National Basketball Player’s Association Executive Director
Bruce Meyer, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Moderator: Dana Jacobson, ESPN anchorwoman
Keynote Address – The Role of the Commissioner (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Gary Bettman ’77, NHL Commissioner
The Role of Lawyers in Franchise Sports Teams and Leagues (2:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
Lawyers play a huge role in the every day happenings in sports franchises and leagues, including managing the salary cap, contracting with a facility, and buying and selling teams. Hear from some of the foremost lawyers who deal with these important tasks on a regular basis.
Ari Nissim, Director of Football Administration, New York Jets
Russ Granik, Vice Chairman, Galatioto Sports Partners
More speakers to be announced.
Moderator: Robert Boland, Academic Chair and Professor of Sports Management, NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism & Sports Management
Reception to follow.
Cost: Free. CLE Credits Available. Register here.