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MLB Commissioner Bud Selig To Give Keynote At Arizona State’s Conference On Sports and Entertainment Law

Bud Selig will make one of his final speaking appearances at ASU before stepping down as Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

What: The Sun Devil Sports & Entertainment Law Journal’s presents the Fourth Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law

When: Saturday, November 9, 2013 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Where: Arizona State University Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom 221

I have participated in this event for multiple years and can confidently say it is one of my favorite Sports Law gatherings of the year.  Unfortunately, I will have to miss this year’s function due to the fact that I will be participating in 25th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the same time.  That should be a good one, as well.

ASU Information
Keynote Presentation: Bud Selig, Commissioner, Major League Baseball
Ethics Presentation: Steve Adelman, Venue Safety Expert, Adelman Law Group, PLLC
Concussion Avoidance Presentation: Scott Peters, Safe Football LLC, former NFL and ASU Athlete
I have also been told that colleagues Jason Belzer and Marc Edelman will be panelists at the event.
Panel topics

  • Agency –S ports and Entertainment Joint Panel
  • Athlete Personal Website and Social Media Issues
  • Music Rights and Copyright
  • Licensing, Sponsorship, and Endorsement Agreements – with a mock negotiation
  • Major League Baseball and Olympic Steroid and Drug Testing

Cost: General ($25.00), Attorneys with CLE credit provided ($160.00), Students ($15.00).  Register here.

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.