What: Symposium: Lights, Labor, Action: Labor Controversy in the Sports and Entertainment Industries.
Where: Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt University Law School. See map.
When: Friday, March 13, 2009 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- 9:00-9:50 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
- 10-11:30 am: NCAA Panel (Student-Athlete or Student-Employee? The Relationship Between the NCAA, Universities, and Student Athletes)
- David Cohen, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
- William King, III, Lightfoot, Franklin & White
- Gene Marsh, Professor of Law, University of Alabama Law School
- Naima Stevenson, Assistant General Counsel, NCAA
- David Williams, Vice Chancellor for University Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, Vanderbilt University
- 12-1:00 pm: Keynote Speaker Jonathan Handel, Like Scorpions in a Silicon Cage: How Hollywood Management and Labor Fought While Content’s Kingdom was Slipping Away
- 1:30-2:45 pm: NFL Panel (Sweat Equity: Contracting with Players and Coaches in the NFL)
- Anthony Agnone, Eastern Athletic Services
- Dennis Cordell, Founder of Coaches, Inc.; Former Staff Counsel for the NFLPA and Asst. Exec. Dir. of NFL Coaches Association
- Rick Karcher, Assoc. Prof. of Law and Dir., Ctr. for Law and Sports, Florida Coastal School of Law
- Steve Underwood, General Counsel, Tennessee Titans
- 3:15-4:30 pm: Music Panel (Maintaining the Musician: Protecting Music, Image, and Technology Today)
- Joseph F. Brazil, Loeb & Loeb; Former Vice President of Business Affairs for EMI Music
- Elizabeth Gregory, The Law Offices of Elizabeth V. Gregory, P.C.
- Ken Sanney, Day & Blair, PC, and Adjunct Prof. in the Department of Recording Industry, College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University
- Cheryl Slay, Solo Practitioner and Asst. Prof. of Music Business at Belmont University in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
- 4:30-5:30 pm: Closing Remarks & Reception
Cost: Five hours of CLE credit will be available for an $85 fee (for the whole day), which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Email Emily Creditt ([email protected]) for more information.