Headline Sports Law

2nd Annual Sports Law Seminar for Rookies and Veterans

What: Second Annual Sports Law Seminar for Rookies and Veterans

When: Thursday, June 14, 2012 (9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.)

Where: Minneapolis Club in Minnesota

The law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson, in cooperation with the Brewer Sports Symposium, will hold its second annual Sports Law Seminar for Rookies and Veterans.  The event will bring together business leaders and sports industry professionals across franchises for an informative seminar that examines and analyzes current issues affecting the sports industry today.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include the Honorable David S. Doty (Senior U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota, has presided over more sports law matters than any other judge in history); agents Drew Rosenhaus and Jason Rosenhaus; Tom Lynn (former Minnesota Wild Assistant GM and current hockey agent); Karl Speak (Brand Expert and NFL Consultant); Kevin Warren (Minnesota Vikings General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer); Ted Johnson (Minnesota Timberwolves Chief Marketing Officer); Ross Bernstein (best-selling sports author); and many more.  I may be heading up there to moderate “The Sports Agent’s Role in Sports” panel.

The key issues facing the sports industry that will be addressed through panel sessions include:

  • Women in Sports: Title IX and Beyond
  • The View from the Front Office
  • Amateur Sports: Sacred Cow or Yeti?
  • Health, Disability and the Law: The Finger Points at Who!
  • The Past, Present and Future of Pro Sports
  • Sports, the Law & the Media
  • Professional Sports Contracts and Negotiations
  • The Sports Agent’s Role in Sports
Cost: $199 (fee is waived if the participant is an employee of a professional sports team or collegiate athletic department).  Register here.

Symposium for Rookies and Veterans

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.