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2012 Cardozo Law School Symposium

What: Symposium – Amateur Athletics, Professional IP: Sponsorship, Surveillance, and the London 2012 Olympics

When: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Where: Cardozo Law School (55 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003)


8:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

First Panel: Surveillance and Privacy at the London 2012 Olympics


  • Michael Drury, Esq. Solicitor at BCL Burton Copeland and
  • Professor Pete Fussey, University of Essex.
  • Moderated by: Professor Alexander A. Reinert of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Second Panel: Brand Promotion and Protection at the London 2012 Olympics


  • Michael Kuh, Esq. Associate at Latham & Watkins,
  • Professor Michael McCann, University of Vermont Law and Director of the Sports Law Institute,
  • Scott Schliefstein, Partner, Cohen, Silverman, Rowan LLP, and
  • Ben Sturner, CEO and Owner of Leverage Agency.

12:15 – 1:15 PM – Lunch

Cost: Free.  Each panel is eligible for 1 1/2 hours of transitional/nontransitional professional practice CLE credit.  RSVP by emailing [email protected]. RSVP by March 3rd to receive the CLE certificate at the event.

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.