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NYU Law Sports Committee’s Labor Relations Roundtable

NYU Law School has an all-star list of speakers lined up to speak about labor relations, with Michael Weiner delivering the keynote.

What: NYU Sports Law Committee’s Roundtable Discussion on Labor Relations

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (2:00 p.m.)

Where: NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY


2:00 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion on Labor Relations

  • Robert Boland, Professor at NYU Tisch Center (moderator)
  • Russ Granik, former NBA Deputy Commissioner
  • Charles Grantham, former Executive Director of NBPA
  • Adam Lupion ‘01, Partner at Proskauer Rose
  • Allen Shapard, Senior VP, IMG Worldwide, Inc.
  • Jon Wertheim, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated

3:15 p.m.: Q&A

3:45 p.m.: Coffee Break 

4:00 p.m.: Keynote Address

  • Michael Weiner, Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association

4:45 p.m.: Q&A

Cost: Free

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.