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New York Law School Sports Law Symposium

I will be attending and speaking at this symposium, but will be leaving roughly half way through in order to catch a flight to Arizona for Arizona State’s 2nd Annual Conference On Sports & Entertainment Law.  If you are in New York during the event, I hope that you are able to stop by during the day and say hello.

What: New York Law School Third Annual Sports Law Symposium

When: Friday, November 4, 2011 (12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

Where: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, NY (2nd Floor Events Center, W402, W420)

Industry leaders will engage in panel discussions involving current legal issues in the sports industry including the legal infrastructure of developing and growing professional sports leagues, amateurism issues in collegiate sports, intellectual property management of sports and entertainments brands, and athlete agent regulation and enforcement.  Panelists will also offer perspective on breaking into the legal side of the sports industry. A networking reception will follow the day’s events.


  • Panel 1: Overview of Current Legal Developments in the Sports Industry
  • Breakout Session 1: Financial and Tax Considerations in Representing Professional Athletes
  • Breakout Session 2: Intellectual Property Issues in Sports
  • Breakout Session 3:  Athlete Agent Regulation and Enforcement
  • Panel 2:  Legal Infrastructure of Developing and Growing Professional Sports Leagues
  • Panel 3:  Amateurism Issues in Collegiate Sports
  • Panel 4:  Breaking Into the Sports Industry
  • Networking Reception


  • Jason Belzer – President, Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc.
  • Andrew Bondarowicz President, Aregatta Group, Inc.
  • Allison Cantor – Assistant Counsel, ESPN
  • Mark Conrad ’81 Associate Professor of Business Law, Fordham University, Adjunct Professor of Sports Law, New York Law School
  • George Daniel –  Commissioner, National Lacrosse League
  • Marc Edelman – Assistant Professor of Law at Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • Dimitrios Efstathiou – Senior Counsel, Major League Soccer
  • Andrew Fine – Director of Marketing and Broadcasting, RLR Associates
  • David Fish – NFLPA Certified Agent, Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • David Gross – Commissioner, Major League Lacrosse
  • Darren Heitner – Founder of Sports Agent Blog, CEO of Dynasty Athlete Representation, Professor of Sport Agency Management, Indiana University, Attorney at Law, Wolfe Law Miami P.A.
  • David Mayer –  Counsel, ESPN
  • Kevin Matz – Managing Member, Kevin Matz & Associates PLLC
  • Michael McCannSports Illustrated Legal Analyst, NBATV Legal Analyst, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
  • Tim McIIwain ’95 – Partner, McKenna McIlwain, LLP
  • Robert Raiola – CPA, Sports & Entertainment Group Manager at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPIlusa, LLC
  • Katherine Salisbury – President, Friedman & Salisbury Sports Management LLC
  • David Soskin ’08 – Assistant Counsel, ESPN
  • Mike Zarren – Assistant General Manager and Associate Team Counsel, Boston Celtics
  • Warren Zola – Chair, Professional Sports Counseling Panel, Boston College

CLE credits will be offered.  For more information on the event, please contact Elliot Solop at [email protected]

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.

3 replies on “New York Law School Sports Law Symposium”

I just saw an article online saying you’re being sued for libel. Will you be discussing this at all on the blog? Hope it works out well for you, the blog is very helpful for us out there trying to make it so I hope you can at least broach the subject in general terms so we know how to protect ourselves from stuff like this. Keep up all the good work.

That is very true. I have debated whether I should post the Complaint and my Motion to Dismiss. For the meantime, I have decided that I will keep everything off of the blog.

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For those that hope to attend, here’s the registration page:

We are extremely excited about this year’s symposium that i filled with terrific panelists discussing great topics. I hope everyone can attend! 

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