Headline Sports Law

New York Law School To Host Event On Doping, NCAA, And Breaking Into Sports Biz


What: 5th Annual New York Law School Sports Law Symposium

When: Friday, February 21, 2014

Where: NY Law School


Joel Araujo, Manager/International Talent Development at Major League Baseball;

Jodi Balsam, Associate Professor at NYLS; Former Counsel for Operations and Litigation at the NFL;

Jason Belzer, President, Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc.;

Mark Conrad ’81, Director of the Sports Business Specialization, Associate Professor and Acting Area Chair at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business;

Dolores DiBella, Associate Counsel at the National Football League;

David Fish ’96, Adjunct Professor at NYLS; MMA Agent;

Benjamin Haynes, Partner at Haynes and Associates; Director of Development at Collegiate Sports Advisors;

Darren Heitner, Founder of the Sports Agent Blog; Partner at Wolfe Law; Contributor at Forbes Magazine;

Dan Mullin ’92, Senior Vice President of Investigation at Major League Baseball;

Ari Nissim, Former Counsel for the New York Jets

Ankan Patel ’06, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Marketing and Sponsorship at Mastercard

Maurice Pianko, Founder of Intern Justice

Sam Porter ’09, Director of Basketball Operations at Exclusive Sports Group;

T.J. Quinn, Investigative Reporter at ESPN

Robert Raiola, CPA; Sports & Entertainment Group Manager at O’Connor Davies LLP

Brian Socolow, Partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP

David Soskin ’08, Associate Principal Counsel at ESPN, Inc.;

Graham Spanier, President Emeritus at Penn State University;

Ben Sturner, President and CEO of Leverage Agency;

Lynnore Thames ’04, Associate Director of ABC News Rights and Clearances & Permissions

Peter White, Partner at DLA Piper


9:00 – 10:00    Registration

10:00 – 10:45  Breaking Into The Sports Law Industry Q&A

11:00 – 11:05  Opening Remarks

11:05 – 12:00  Doping In The Olympics

12:15 – 1:15    Lunch

1:30 – 2:30      Breakout Panels

  • State of the NCAA
  • Negotiating Tactics in Sports Law
  • MLB International Draft

2:45 – 3:45      Endorsements & Social Media

4:00 – 5:00   Keynote Speaker – Sports Agent Blog’s own Darren Heitner

5:00                 Networking Reception  

For more information on registration, visit here.