Apr
17

St. John’s School Of Law Spring 2013 Sports Symposium

St. John's Law School will be hosting a symposium with many distinguished professionals in the world of sport arbitration.

St. John’s Law School will be hosting a symposium with many distinguished professionals in the world of sport arbitration.

What: St. John’s University School of Law Spring 2013 Symposium: Arbitration in Professional Sport

When: Friday, April 19, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Where: St. John’s School of Law, Belson Moot Court Room | Second Floor, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439

Schedule

8:30 – 9 a.m.
Registration and Light Breakfast

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome

  • Michael A. Simons, Dean and John V. Brennan Professor of Law and Ethics, St. John’s School of Law
  • David L. Gregory, Dorothy Day Professor of Law; Executive Director, Center for Labor And Employment Law, St. John’s School of Law
  • Gene Orza ’73, Chief Operating Officer, MLBPA (ret.)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Panel I: Salary Arbitration Practitioners
Moderator: Jeff Fannell, ’92 C and ’96 L , Deputy Director, LL.M. in International and Comparative Sports Law; Adjunct Professor of Sports Law, St. John’s School of Law

  • Daniel Dumais, Partner, Norton Rose
  • Paul Mifsud, Senior Counsel, MLB
  • Ian Pulver, Agent, Pulver Sports
  • Rick Shapiro, Senior Advisor, MLBPA

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Panel II: Salary Arbitration Arbitrators
Moderator: Gene Orza ’73, Chief Operating Officer, MLBPA (ret.)

  • Ralph Berger, Arbitrator
  • Elliott Shriftman, Arbitrator
  • Carol Wittenberg, Arbitrator

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Keynote Address
Introduction: Jeff Fannell ’92 C and ’96 L,Deputy Director, LL.M. in International and Comparative Sports Law; Adjunct Professor of Sports Law, St. John’s School of Law

Address: Donald Fehr, Executive Director, National Hockey League Players’ Association

1:30—2:30 p.m.
Panel III: Grievance Arbitration Practitioners
Moderator: Gene Orza ’73, Chief Operating Officer, MLBPA (ret.)

  • Richard Berthelsen, Former General Counsel, NFLPA
  • Dennis Curran, Senior Vice President/General Counsel, NFL
  • Dan Halem, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Labor, MLB
  • Ronald Klempner, Interim Executive Director, NBPA
  • David Prouty, General Counsel, MLBPA

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Panel IV: Grievance Arbitration – A Conversation with the Arbitrators
Moderator: Rosemary Townley, Arbitrator

  • John Feerick, Norris Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
  • George Nicolau, Past President, National Academy of Arbitrators

3:45 PM – 5 p.m.
Panel V: Closing Panel
Moderator: Gene Orza ’73, Chief Operating Officer, MLBPA (ret.)

  • All panelists and speakers

Cost: Free. CLE (4 credits) fee is $100. Register here.