Headline Sports Law

Suffolk Law Panel Concerning NCAA Compensation, Commercialization And Labor Issues

Football agent Brian McLaughlin will moderate a Sports Law symposium at Suffolk Law School.
Football agent Brian McLaughlin will moderate a Sports Law symposium at Suffolk Law School.

What: Suffolk University Law School Symposium: Compensation, Commercialization, and Labor Issues in NCAA Div. I Sports 

When: Thursday October 24, 2013 (6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)

Where: Suffolk University Law School (120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108)

The discussion will focus several issues facing the NCAA, including potential compensation for student-athletes in revenue generating sports, the O’Bannon class action anti-trust lawsuit involving EA Sports, & the investigation into Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel’s alleged acceptance of money for autographed memorabilia.


  • Moderator: Brian McLaughlin, Vice President, Symmetry
  • Jay W. Fee, Of Counsel, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; Adjunct Law Faculty, Suffolk University Law School
  • Nancy H. Lyons, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/SWA, Boston University
  • Lisa P. Masteralexis, Head of the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Warren K. Zola, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, Adjunct Faculty, Carroll School of Management at Boston College

Cost: Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Boston Members – $10; Professionals (Non-Members) – $40; Students (Non-Members) – $25. Register here.

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.