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Duke University School Of Law Gears Up For Fourth Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium

Duke’s Sports & Entertainment Symposium features many interesting panels including one on the law of sports betting.

What: Duke Sports and Entertainment Law Society’s Fourth Annual Symposium

When: Friday, February 7, 2014


8:30 – 9:00  Registration Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05  Welcome Remarks

9:05 – 9:50  The Film Industry in the South

  • Rep. Paul Luebke (N.C. State Rep., Durham County)
  • C. Anthony Mulrain (Gordon & Reese, Atlanta)
  • Thomas Varnum (Brooks Pierce, Wilmington)
  • Alonzo Alston (McAlpine PLLC, Charlotte)
  • Justin Eldreth (Klish & Eldreth, Raleigh)

10:00 – 10:45  The Law of Sports Betting

  • Moderator: Paul Haagen (Duke Law School)
  • George Hanna (Director of Investigations, MLB)
  • Christian Dennie (Barlow Garsek & Simon, Ft. Worth)
  • Mark Strothkamp (Associate Director of Enforcement, NCAA)
  • Bo Moon (EVP of Business/Products, Bloomberg Sports)

10:55 – 11:40  Structuring Complex Sports Transactions

  • Chad Warpula (K&L Gates, Charlotte)
  • Matthew Efird (Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte)
  • Stokely Caldwell (Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte)

11:50 – 12:40  Copyright Law & User-Generated Video Content

  • Robert Fuller (Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, Charlotte)
  • Jennifer Barry (Latham & Watkins, San Diego)
  • Jennifer Anderson (Olive & Olive, Durham)

12:45 – 1:45  Luncheon (Q-Shack BBQ)

1:45 – 2:30  O’Bannon & the Debate over Pay

  • Warren Zola (Boston College)
  • Gabe Feldman (Tulane Law School)
  • Curt Clausen (Skadden Arps, New York)
  • Greg Skidmore (Kirkland & Ellis, D.C.)
  • Alan Fishel (Arent Fox, D.C.)

2:40 – 3:25  Entertainment Law Panel

  • John Derderian (Senior Counsel, Content Acquisition, Netflix)
  • Lance Koonce (Davis Wright Tremaine, New York)

3:35 – 4:30  Painkillers in Professional Football

  • ModeratorWarren Zola (Boston College)
  • John Hogan (John Hogan Law, Atlanta)
  • Paul Haagen (Duke Law School)

4:30  Reception in Star Commons

Register here.

For more information, contact Abe Benavides at [email protected].

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.