Headline Sports Law

MLB Collective Bargaining Panel

What: Panel – Collective Bargaining in the Sports Industry in 2010

When: Thursday, May 20 (5:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)

Where: Nationals Park, Washington D.C. (map)

Discussion will be on labor law and collective bargaining, and the outlook for the national pastime as the players’ collective bargaining agreement is set to expire in 2011. Afterwards, attendees and panel members are invited to attend the game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets.

Moderator: Daniel Kaufman, Vice President & Counsel, Perennial Sports and Entertainment


  • Steve Gonzalez, Counsel – Labor Relations, Major League Baseball
  • Brian Lam, General Counsel, World Umpires Association
  • Dave Prouty, Chief Labor Counsel, Major League Baseball Players Association
  • Dan Halem, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Labor – Major League Baseball

Cost (Register Here):

  • Seat in Outfield Reserve Section 107 $40.00
  • Seat in Leftfield Baseline Section 113 $70.00
  • Seat in PNC Diamond Club (Includes $35 food/bev) $160.00

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.