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Legal Issues In Sport To Be Discussed At Chapman University

What: Chapman Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium 2014

When: Friday, February 7, 2014

Where: Chapman University, Fowler School of Law

About: The business of sports is continuously evolving, creating new challenges and opportunities for sports lawyers and other legal professionals.  Prime time sports have become one of the last forms of live broadcast entertainment, with advertisers and sponsors injecting unprecedented amounts of money into the industry.   Concussion litigation and challenges to old guard institutions such as the NCAA are set to alter the landscape even further.  The 2014 symposium will provided a better understanding of the legal implications of these complex issues.


8:45 – 9:15  Check-in/Registration

9:15 – 9:30  Opening Remarks

  • Tom Campbell, Dean and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law, Chapman University School of Law

9:30 – 10:15  Opening Keynote Presentation

  • David Cohen, General Counsel, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

10:15 – 11:45  Panel I: How Legal Skills Translate Into Sports Agency

  • Moderator, Evan Brennan, NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor/Chapman J.D. Candidate
  • Chuck Price, NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor/President, Prestige Football Management
  • Scott Norton, NHLPA Certified Contract Advisor/President, Norton Sports Management
  • Rand Getlin, Yahoo! Sports Legal Analyst
  • Audie Attar, MMA agent/President, Paradigm Sports Management
  • Jeff Blank, Sports Attorney/Adjunct Lecturer, UC Irvine School of Law

11:45 – 1:45  Lunch Keynote Presentation

  • David Meltzer, Sports 1 Marketing: Warren Moon Enterprises

1:45 – 3:15  Panel II: Contemporary Developments In Athlete Employment Law

  • Moderator: Professor Mary Lee Ryan, Chapman University Fowler School of Law
  • Michael Pang, Managing Partner of the Sports Law Practice Group, Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez
  • Darren Heitner, Attorney/Professor of Sports Agency Management, Indiana University
  • Laura E. Jeffords, Attorney/Professor of Sports Arbitration, Loyola Law School
  • Richard Wilner, Partner, Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC
  • J.D. Sanchez, Adjunct Professor of Sports Law, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

3:15 – 3:30  Break

3:30 – 5:00  Panel III: Legal Issues Facing Today’s General Counsels In The Sports Industry

  • Moderator, Professor Kathy Z. Heller, Chapman University Fowler School of Law
  • Sam Fernandez, Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Courtney Mason, Corporate Counsel, Phoenix Suns
  • Allison Hushek, Associate General Counsel, World Poker Tour Enterprises
  • Alex Winsberg, Director, Legal Affairs/Risk Management, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

5:00 – 7:00  “En Banc” Reception

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