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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/11/2011)

Amazing that I arrive in New Orleans when the city happens to be the coldest it has been this entire Winter.  Oh well.  At least The Big Easy has been a great time thus far, and I have really enjoyed serving as a arbitrator at the Tulane Law Baseball Arbitration Competition.  Many thanks to everybody helping run the fantastic event, and a special thanks to Armando Velasco and Professor Gabe Feldman for being great hosts and making this a truly enjoyable getaway.  It was rather interesting to have a long conversation with Larry Silverman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Pittsburgh Pirates, not long after he and his club became the first team to lose an arbitration hearing this year (to Ross Ohlendorf).  While he was certainly disappointed, it was nice to see him still able to smile.  Well, I have been busy eating po’ boys and beignets, which I will have to burn off in the gym in the coming week.  Here are some stories I was not able to cover in depth:




Sports Business

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.