cardozoWhat: 2nd Annual Cardozo Sports Law Symposium

When: Friday, March 28, 2014

Where: Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law


9:00am – 9:15am

  • Registration

9:15am – 9:30am

  • Opening Remarks
  • Dean Matthew Diller

9:30am – 10:45am

  • Panel: Internationalization and the Growth of Professional Sports Abroad
  • Moderator: Terry Lefton, Editor-At-Large for the Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily
  • Olivier Manigat, Cardozo ’08, Counsel at Major League Soccer
  • Andrew Kipper, Golf Agent, Excel Sports Management
  • Hymie Elhai, General Counsel, New York Jets
  • Mike Tannenbaum, President, Priority Sports, Coaches, Front Office & Broadcasters

10:55am – 12:10pm

  • Panel: Unionization in Professional and Collegiate Sports
  • Moderator: Dan Silverman, Labor Law Professor, Cardozo School of Law; Former Regional Director of the NLRB, New York Office
  • Michael Goldberg, Executive Director of the National Basketball Coaches Association
  • Hal Biagas, General Counsel of Excel Sports Management
  • Jason Belzer, Founder and President of Global Athletes Management Enterprise
  • Robert Boland, Academic Chair of the Sports Management Program at New York University

12:15pm – 1:15pm

  • Networking Lunch

1:20pm – 2:35pm

  • Panel: The Legal Implications Behind the World’s Largest Sporting Events
  • Moderator: Ayala Deutsch, Cardozo School of Law Adjunct Professor, Senior Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel National Basketball Association
  • Jeff Gewirtz, Vice President Business Affairs and Chief Legal Officer Brooklyn Nets
  • Mark Stefanacci, General Counsel, MetLife Stadium
  • Alison Wagner, Senior Counsel, National Hockey League
  • Mark Holtzman, Executive Director, Non-Baseball Events, New York Yankees

2:45pm – 4:00pm

  • Panel: The Rise of Fantasy Sports and Sports Gambling: The Legal Issues Surrounding The Rising Popularity of Fantasy Sports Gambling
  • Moderator: Michael Graif, Cardozo School of Law Adjunct Professor, Partner Curtis, Mallet-Provost, Colt & Mosle
  • Marc Edelman, Associate Professor of Law, Baruch College; Sports Lawyer
  • Brian Schwartz, Founder and CEO, Draftstreet
  • Christopher LaVigne, Counsel Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Tom Griffiths, Co-Founder, Fanduel

For more information on registration, visit here.