What: The National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School’s Annual Conference: Current Legal and Business Issues Affecting International and Professional Sports

When: Friday, October 19,  2012

Where: Appellate Courtroom (room 144) on the 1st floor of Eckstein Hall at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Panel topics include:

  • Current legal and business issues in Olympic and international dispute resolution
  • Corruption in international sports
  • Sports facility development
  • Current legal and business issues in professional sports

Speakers include:

  • Paul M. Anderson, Associate Director, National Sports Law Institute, Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, and Chair, Sports & Entertainment Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mary K. Braza, Partner and Chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • John P. Collins, Partner, Collins & Collins, Chicago, Illinois
  • Mike Duckett, Executive Director, Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District, Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Martin J. Greenberg, Managing Member, Law Office of Martin J. Greenberg, LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Founder, National Sports Law Institute; and Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School
  • Greg Heller, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, Georgia
  • David Howman, Director General, World Anti-Doping Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Ilhyung Lee, Edward W. Hinton Professor of Law & Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Robert E. Leib, Owner, Leib Advisors, LLC, Chief Executive Officer and President, The Leib Group, LLC, Mequon, Wisconsin
  • Mike Lufrano, Executive Vice President, Community Affairs/General Counsel, Chicago Cubs, Chicago, Illinois
  • Dr. Dirk-Reiner Martens, Principal, Martens Rechtsanwälte, Munich, Germany, and Legal advisor to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and other national and international sports federations
  • Jim McKeown, member Antitrust Practice Group, Litigation Department, and Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Richard McLaren, Professor of Law, Western University, Faculty of Law London, Ontario, Canada; Counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP; and Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • W.S. Miller, Associate Professor of Sport Management and Chair, Department of Health, Exercise Science & Sport Management, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Matthew J. Mitten, Professor of Law and Director, National Sports Law Institute and LL.M. in Sports Law Program for Foreign Lawyers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Ricky Olczyk, Assistant General Manager & Director of Hockey Operations/Legal Affairs, Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Maidie Oliveau, Counsel, ArentFox LLP, Los Angeles, California, member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland, member, American Arbitration Association sports and international panels, and member, NSLI Board of Advisors
  • Irwin Raij, partner and co-chair Sports Industry Team, member, Government & Public Policy, Real Estate and Finance & Financial Institutions Practices, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Leslie Ross, General Counsel, Sahara Force India Formula One Team, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
  • Mike Sneathern, Associate Counsel, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Cliff Michael Stein, Vice President of Football Administration and General Legal Counsel, Chicago Bears, Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Nyea Sturman, Assistant Director of Legal Services, Orlando Magic, Orlando, Florida
  • Marti Wronski, Vice President & General Counsel, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

CLE: Approximately 6.5 CLE credits will be applied for from the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.  The NSLI will also assist attendees with CLE applications to other states.

Cost: The basic cost for registration for the fall conference is $150.00, but there are discounted rates and some attendees will be granted entrance for free.  Click here for registration information.