Headline Sports Law

Conference on Current Legal and Business Issues Affecting International and Professional Sports

What: The National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School’s Annual Conference: Current Legal and Business Issues Affecting International and Professional Sports

When: Friday, October 19,  2012

Where: Appellate Courtroom (room 144) on the 1st floor of Eckstein Hall at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Panel topics include:

  • Current legal and business issues in Olympic and international dispute resolution
  • Corruption in international sports
  • Sports facility development
  • Current legal and business issues in professional sports

Speakers include:

  • Paul M. Anderson, Associate Director, National Sports Law Institute, Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, and Chair, Sports & Entertainment Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mary K. Braza, Partner and Chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • John P. Collins, Partner, Collins & Collins, Chicago, Illinois
  • Mike Duckett, Executive Director, Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District, Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Martin J. Greenberg, Managing Member, Law Office of Martin J. Greenberg, LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Founder, National Sports Law Institute; and Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School
  • Greg Heller, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, Georgia
  • David Howman, Director General, World Anti-Doping Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Ilhyung Lee, Edward W. Hinton Professor of Law & Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Robert E. Leib, Owner, Leib Advisors, LLC, Chief Executive Officer and President, The Leib Group, LLC, Mequon, Wisconsin
  • Mike Lufrano, Executive Vice President, Community Affairs/General Counsel, Chicago Cubs, Chicago, Illinois
  • Dr. Dirk-Reiner Martens, Principal, Martens Rechtsanwälte, Munich, Germany, and Legal advisor to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and other national and international sports federations
  • Jim McKeown, member Antitrust Practice Group, Litigation Department, and Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Richard McLaren, Professor of Law, Western University, Faculty of Law London, Ontario, Canada; Counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP; and Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • W.S. Miller, Associate Professor of Sport Management and Chair, Department of Health, Exercise Science & Sport Management, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Matthew J. Mitten, Professor of Law and Director, National Sports Law Institute and LL.M. in Sports Law Program for Foreign Lawyers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Ricky Olczyk, Assistant General Manager & Director of Hockey Operations/Legal Affairs, Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Maidie Oliveau, Counsel, ArentFox LLP, Los Angeles, California, member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland, member, American Arbitration Association sports and international panels, and member, NSLI Board of Advisors
  • Irwin Raij, partner and co-chair Sports Industry Team, member, Government & Public Policy, Real Estate and Finance & Financial Institutions Practices, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Leslie Ross, General Counsel, Sahara Force India Formula One Team, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
  • Mike Sneathern, Associate Counsel, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Cliff Michael Stein, Vice President of Football Administration and General Legal Counsel, Chicago Bears, Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Nyea Sturman, Assistant Director of Legal Services, Orlando Magic, Orlando, Florida
  • Marti Wronski, Vice President & General Counsel, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

CLE: Approximately 6.5 CLE credits will be applied for from the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.  The NSLI will also assist attendees with CLE applications to other states.

Cost: The basic cost for registration for the fall conference is $150.00, but there are discounted rates and some attendees will be granted entrance for free.  Click here for registration information.

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.