What: Sports Law For Rookies And Veterans (part of Brewer Sports Symposium V)

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET

Where: JW Marriot Marquis Hotel Miami (Map), 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, Florida, 33131

Other Information: 7 CLE credits for practitioners

This premier event allows guests to network and engage with industry leaders and high-profile business executives from across the globe along with numerous current and former professional athletes, celebrities and organizations spanning all major professional sports leagues.

The Brewer Sports Symposium unites business leaders, high-level executives, renowned scientists, international diplomats, major media outlets, educators and current and former professional athletes to address, examine and analyze some of the most pressing issues affecting sports worldwide including; business of sport, media and the law, concussions in sport, athlete career transitions and sport for development topics in effort to create an open dialogue by using sport as a tool to educate and foster social change.


Main Session: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

  • 4th Annual Sports Law CLE for Rookies and Veterans
  • This unique program represents the intersection of issues in professional and amateur sports, media and the law. Join business leaders and sports industry professionals for an informative seminar that examines and analyzes current issues affecting the sports industry today.


8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast

8:15 AM: Welcome

  • H.E Amb. Jack Brewer (CEO-Brewer Sports International)

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Stadium Financing & Development

  • Kevin Warren (VP of Legal Affairs/CAO Minnesota Vikings)
  • Franklin DR Jones (Greenberg Traurig LLP, Houston)
  • Cory Hoeppner (Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets)
  • Ted Johnson (CMO Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Suzanne S. Mayes (Cozen O’Connor, Philadelphia)
  • Peter White (DLA Piper, Global Law Firm, New York)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Break

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Locker Rooms & Employment Law: The New Normal

  • Moderator-Simeon Brier (Cozen O’Connor, Miami)
  • Cheryl Wilke (Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Florida)
  • Michael Schmidt (Cozen O’Connor, New York)
  • Kieron Frazier (Associate General Counsel, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Donald S. Prophete (Littler Mendelson, Kansas City)
  • Darren Heitner (Sports + Entertainment Attorney, Forbes Contributor)
  • Ted Johnson (CMO Minnesota Timberwolves)

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: The View from the Front Office

  • Moderator: Kevin Warren (VP of Legal Affairs/CAO Minnesota Vikings)
  • Adam Zissman (General Counsel, Miami Dolphins)
  • Steven Weinreich (VP and General Counsel Minnesota Wild)
  • Justin Wineburgh (Cozen O’Connor, Philadelphia)
  • Danna Haydar (Associate General Counsel, Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Eve Wright (Vice President, Associate General Counsel, The HEAT Group)
  • Derek Jackson (Vice President and General Counsel, The  Miami Marlins)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Speaker: The Year in Sports

  • Andrew Brandt (ESPN, Sports Illustrated)

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM: Break

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Women in Sports Law

  • Moderator: Kimberly Fields (VP of Strategic Development & Operations for NFL Player Engagement)
  • Eve Wright (Vice President, Associate General Counsel, The HEAT Group)
  • Claire Zovko (Founder of Sports Law Chat)
  • Danna Haydar (Associate General Counsel, Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Teri Patterson (Deputy Managing Director and Special Counsel for the NFLPA)
  • Kelli Masters (KMM Sports)
  • Karen Leetzow (VP and Deputy General Counsel, NASCAR)
  • Melissa H. Maxman (Cozen O’Connor, Washington, D.C.)

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Concussions-What could Kill the Golden Goose

  • Melissa H. Maxman (Cozen O’Connor, Washington, D.C.)
  • Will F. Stute (DLA Piper, Global Law Firm, Minneapolis)
  • Jason Rosenhaus (Rosenhaus Sports Representation, Miami)
  • Andrew Brandt (NFL Business Analyst, ESPN)
  • Sean C. Sansiveri (Legal Counsel, NFLPA)

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Break

4:30 PM -5:15 PM: Keynote: The Next Decade in the NFL

  • Drew Rosenhaus- (Rosenhaus Sports Representation, Miami)

Cost for 4th Annual Sports Law CLE for Rookies and Veterans (Register Online)

  • General Admission: $199
  • NFLPA Licensed Agents: $129
  • Student: $99
  • Sports Administrators: Free

Other Sessions:

Off the Field: 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Career Development Series
  • *Current and Former Professional Athletes Only
  • The Off the Field Career Development Series will focus on the important aspects of career development amongst current and former professional athletes. This interactive career development session will focus on effective interviewing, resume building and a careers panel of experts and former athletes who have made the transition successfully. This session will give current and former professional athletes the opportunity to engage with industry leaders who can help them understand the importance of career development.

TBG Pass the Ball: 6:00 PM

  • Networking Series

Cost: $75/person (for this event only)