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Brewer Sports Symposium’s Sports Law For Rookies And Veterans

The “Sports Law for Rookies and Veterans” event will be part of the Brewer Sports International 3rd Annual Brewer Sports Symposium in Minneapolis.

What: Event – Sports Law for Rookies and Veterans (part of the Brewer Sports Symposium)

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Where: Minneapolis Club (729 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

8:30-9:45am: If They Build It, Will They Come?

  • Lester Bagley (VP Minnesota Vikings)
  • Kevin Warren (VP and CAO Minnesota Vikings)
  • Franklin Jones (Greenberg Traurig LLP)
  • Peter White (DLA Piper)
  • Dave St. Peter (President Minnesota Twins)
  • Michele Kelm-Helgen (Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority)
  • Moderator: LJ Rotman (Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP)

9:45am – 10am: Break

10:00-11:15am: Sports, Law & The Media

  • Ted Johnson (CMO Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Bill Robertson (Tunheim Partners)
  • Ross Bernstein (Best Selling Sports Author)
  • Claire Zovko, Esq. (Founder of Sports Law Chat)
  • Darren Heitner, Esq. (Wolfe Law Miami, P.A.)
  • Moderator: Steven Silton (Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP)

11:15am – 12:30pm: It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times: The Year in Scandals

  • Jeff Anderson (Anderson & Associates)
  • Ross Bernstein (Best Selling Sports Author)
  • L. Londell McMillan, Esq.
  • Moderator: Rayla Allison, JD (Sport Law Professor University of Minnesota)

12:30-1:30pm Lunch: The Past, Present and Future of Sports Agency

  • Keynote: Leigh Steinberg (CEO of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment)

1:30-2:45pm: So, You Want To Be A Sports Agent

  • Leigh Steinberg (CEO of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment)
  • Blake Baratz (President The Institute for Athletes)
  • Charisse Dash (Sports Agent DPX Sports Agency)
  • Rod Moskowitz (CEO Fuel Sports Management)
  • Moderator Darren Heitner, Esq. (Partner Wolfe Law Miami)

2:45 – 3:00pm: Break

3:00 – 4:15pm: The View from the Front Office

  • Kieron Frazier (Business & Legal Affairs Minnesota Vikings)
  • Steven Weinreich (VP and General Counsel Minnesota Wild)
  • Ted Johnson (CMO Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Laura Day (EVP Minnesota Twins)
  • Moderator: Kevin Warren (VP and CAO Minnesota Vikings)

4:20 – 5:10pm: Business of Sports

  • Rayla Allison, JD (Sport Law Professor University of Minnesota)
  • Tony Sanneh (The Sanneh Foundation)
  • Larry Fitzgerald (Player National Football Foundation)
  • Thomas Chorske (The Christensen Group)
  • Darrell Thompson (Executive Director of Bolder Options)
  • Barrett Green (Founder/President The Barrett Green Foundation)
  • Moderator: Jack Brewer (CEO The Brewer Group)

Cost: $289.00 ($499.00 total to also attend the following day’s #C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit). Student rate of $99.  CLE credits available. Register online.

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.