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2013 Oregon Sports & Entertainment Law Conference

oregonWhat: University of Oregon School of Law’s 2013 Sports and Entertainment Law Conference – Bringing sports, entertainment, and business law together

When: February 22, 2013

Where: Rose Garden Arena – One North Center Court Arena, Portland, OR 97227 (map)

Schedule and Panelists

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 am – 10:50 am: Contract Negotiations

  • Joshua Gordon – Director of Competition Not Conflict at the University of Oregon School of Law
  • Paul Loving – Managing Shareholder at The Consul Group and serves as General Counsel at adidas
  • Larry Miller – President at Brand Jordan, a division of Nike Inc.
  • Elizabeth Tippett – Negotiations Professor at University of Oregon School of Law

11:00 am – 11:30 pm: Keynote Address by Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, Inc.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:50 pm: Branding and Sponsorship

  • Mike Greto – Chief Sports Marketing Officer at the Coca-Cola Company
  • Ben Lauritsen – Vice President and General Counsel at the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Matt Massari – Associate General Counsel: Sports Marketing at Nike, Inc.
  • Craig Pintens – Senior Assoc. AD – Marketing & PR at the University of Oregon Athletic Department

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: The Future of NCAA Amateurism

  • Bill Clever – Executive Assistant AD, Compliance at the University Of Oregon Athletic Department
  • Rob Illig – Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Oregon School of Law
  • Billy Kuenzinger – President and General Counsel at BDA Sports Management
  • [More coming soon]

3:10 pm – 4:30 pm: New Media and its Effect on Intellectual Property Law

  • Guy Blake – Partner at Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes
  • Margo Fowler – Global Counsel, Brand and Trademark at Nike, Inc.
  • Steve Konow – President at Rainmaker Group
  • Eric Priest – Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Reception

Cost: Prior to the day of the event, registration is $100 [for practitioners]; $65 [for the general public] and $25 [for students].  Register here.  4-6 CLE credits expected to be offered to legal practitioners.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.