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Miami Law School Set To Discuss NCAA, Evolution Of Music Revenues And Social Media

What: 17th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Where: University of Miami, Student Activities Center


Andrew Brandt, NFL Business Analyst, ESPN

Matt Buser, Co-Founder, JaMM Entertainment

Darryl Cohen, Partner, Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen

Charlie Feldman, VP Of Writer-Publisher Relations, BMI, Inc.

Blake James, Athletic Director, University of Miami

Paul Lamb, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Discover Network Communications

Melissa Maxman, Member, Cozen O’Connor

Ivan Parron, Owner, Parron Law, PL

Jeff Rechtman, In-House Counsel, Grooveshark

Leigh Steinberg, Owner, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment

Richard Wolfe, Owner, Wolfe Law Miami

Claire Zovko, Of Counsel, Buckner Law Firm


8:15 – 9:00      Registration/Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10      Opening Remarks  

  • Andrew Orcutt, ESLS President

9:10 – 10:25    Panel 1 — Television NonDemand: How New Streaming Models Are Shaking Up The Cable Industry

10:25 – 10:40  Break

10:40 – 11:55 Panel 2 — NCAA Who? Exploring Current And Future Challenges To The NCAA Business Model And The Effects On Collegiate Athletics

11:55 – 1:00    Lunch

1:00 – 2:15      Panel 3 — Radio Royalty: The Evolution Of Music Revenues In The Age Of Digital Interactivity 

2:15 – 2:30      Break

2:30 – 3:45      Panel 4 — Shark Tank: Social Media’s Effect On Ethnically Representing The Professional Athlete

3:45 – 4:00      Closing Remarks     

  • Andrew Orcutt, ESLS President

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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.