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Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference

What: Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference presented by the University of Miami’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society and the LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law

When: Thursday & Friday, April 4-5, 2019

Where: Donna E. Shalala Center, University of Miami
1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146


Thursday, April 4th:

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Innovation Insight Speaker Series

Leslie Zigel, Chair, Entertainment, Media & Technology Industry Group and Partner, Greenspoon Marder 

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Entertainment Litigation Update

Richard Wolfe, Managing Partner, Wolfe Law

Julie Greer, Partner, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Helene Freemen, Partner, Phillips Nizer LLP
Paul LiCalsi, Partner & Co-Chair of Entertainment and Media Group, Robbins Kaplan
Christine Lepera, Partner & Co-Chair of Entertainment and IP Litigation Practice Group, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Bryan Caplan, Partner, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC


The Future of Sports Analytics (Presented by University of Miami Business School)

Brian MacDonald, Principal Consultant, GreaterThanPlusMinus LLC and Adjunct Professor, University of Miami Business School

Michael Shuckers, Professor of Statistics, St. Lawrence University and Director of the Quantitative Resource Center, Statistical Sports Consulting
Thomas Pasquali,  Coordinator, Football Administration/Strategic Planning, Miami Dolphins
Sunny Mehta, Former Director of Hockey Analytics, New Jersey Devils

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Keynote:
Representing Artists of the Next Generations

Carolina Jayaram, President, CGI Consulting

Vivek Jayaram, Founder and Managing Partner, Jayaram Law
Dennis Scholl, President and CEO, ArtCenter South Florida
Ahol Sniffs Glue, Artist

1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
NCAA Amateurism and Pay to Play

Peter Carfargna, Chariman and CEO of Magis, LLC and Professor of Law at Harvard, Case Western and the University of Miami School of Law

Marc Weinroth, Associate, Jones Day
Mike Martin, Financial Professional, Wealth Strategies Financial Group 

2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Tech, Venture Capital, and the Evolution of the Entertainment and Sport Industries

Daniel Ravicher, Director, Larry Hoffman/Greenberg Traurig Startup Practicum and Lecturer in Law, University of Miami Schools of Law

Margaret Marshall, Senior Practice Group Attorney, Greenberg Traurig
Horacio Gutierrez, General Counsel and Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, Spotify
Thomas Lee, Director of Greenlit Content, Advisor of the Kinekt Group, LLC, Vice President of Thomas and Friends Contracting

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Hot Topics Facing NFL Counsels

John Ruzich, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Legends

Gregg Brandon, Vice President and General Counsel, Buffalo Bills
Todd Davis, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Los Angeles Rams
Myles Pistorius, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium
Dan Malasky, Chief Legal Officer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Larry Ferazani, General Counsel and Labor Relations Counsel, National Football League

4:50 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
A View from the NBA Front Office

Ted Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Joe Pierce, Vice President and General Counsel, Charlotte Hornets
Peter Guelli, Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Hornets

Networking Reception at the Shalala Center, University of Miami, open to all speakers and symposium attendees.

Friday, April 5th:

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Morning Key Note

11:35 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
The Current State of the Music Industry

Henry Root, Partner, Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP

Stuart Silfen, Principal, Stuart Silfen P.C.
Jeff Brabec, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, BMG Chrysalis and Professor at USC Thornton School of Law
Todd Brabec, Former Executive Vice President and Director of Worldwide Membership for ASCAP, Professor at USC Thornton School of Law
Mike Olsen, EVP, Operations and Business & Legal Affairs, Entertainment One


Taxation of International Transfers and Contracts

Tony Argiz, Chairman and Chief Operation Officer, MBAF

Bakhai Kashyap, Chairman and Chief Operation Officer, MBAF
Luis Fernando Pamplona Novaes, Master Partner, Nemez Kuhnen Avocacia
Shlomi Steve Levy, Partner, Levy Salis LLP

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
Distribution, Streaming, and New Media

Jose Sariego, Partner, Bilzen Sumber Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Hernan Pantaleon, Founder of Hernan Pantaleon Abogados, Professor at the University of Miami School of Law
Greg Norman, Senior Director of Business & Legal Affairs, Sony Music Entertainment’s Global Digital Business
Glenn Dryfoos, EVP & General Counsel, Univision Networks & Studios
Sally Ng, Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, NBC Universal Networks International


Stadium and Venue Financing and Development

Adam Schlatner, Partner, Cozen O’Connor

Mark Rosentraub, Bruce and Joan Bickner Endowed Professor of Sport Management and Director, Center for Sport & Policy, University of Michigan
Holt Hackney, Founder, Hackney Publications

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Athletes as Entrepreneurs

Chuck Baker, Partner & Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Isaiah Kacyvenski, Founding and Managing Partner, Will Ventures

4:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks

*CLE: 13.50 Florida CLE credits, including 1 in ethics and 2.5 in technology, pending approval*

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