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Major League Baseball: A Look from Both Sides of the Bargaining Table

Even Maury Ballstein from Zoolander would say that collective bargaining discussions are so hot right now.  We discussed the important collective bargaining issues for the NFL, NBA, and MLB at the 2010 UF Sports Law Symposium, but there is still a lot more that will come up before any deals are brokered between the leagues and their players.  While we focused on three leagues at UF, the University of Kansas School of Law wants to focus only on baseball.

What: Discussion: Major League Baseball: A Look from Both Sides of the Bargaining Table

When: Monday, February 22, 2010 (4 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

Where: University of Kansas School of Law, Green Hall, Room 104 (map)


  • Moderator: Tom Keegan, Sports Editor, Lawrence Journal-World
  • Rob Manfred, Executive Vice President, Labor Relations & Human Resources, Major League Baseball
  • Steve Fehr, Special Counsel to the Major League Baseball Players Association

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.

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