Jeff Moorad Joins Morgan Lewis As Partner And Chairman

Per a company press release, Jeff Moorad has joined Morgan Lewis as a partner and Chairman of the firm’s global sports industry initiative. In his new role, he will oversee and co-lead with firm partner Jack Concannon. Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis assists sports clients on a variety of matters, including stadium and team finance, […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/20/2015)

It is officially wedding season. Went to a beautiful one last weekend and have another wedding to attend tonight. Then, two more weddings before the end of the year. I should be heading to Vancouver and Oregon in between, but no complaints. I would not have it any other way. Just wrapped up my first […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/4/2014)

I am back in the town where a lot of magic went down — Gainesville, Florida.  Today marks the return of the UF Sports Law Symposium, where I will be moderating one panel and also serving as a Keynote Speaker.  It is a joy to return to the town where I spent 7 amazing years […]

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Jeff Moorad Donates $5 Million To Villanova Law; Creates Center for the Study of Sports Law

On Friday, February 10, Villanova’s Sports and Entertainment Law Journal hosted a symposium titled, Examining Moneyball’s Impact on Business and Sports.  Over 1,500 people attended the event, which may be viewed in its entirety by clicking here. While all the invited speakers are all-stars, Jeffrey S. Moorad VSL ’81, vice chairman and CEO of the San Diego Padres, stole […]

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Villanova Symposium: Examining Moneyball’s Impact on Business and Sports

What: Annual Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Symposium – Examining Moneyball’s Impact on Business and Sports When: February 10, 2012 (12 p.m.) Where: Villanova Room of The Connelly Center Villanova University School of Law (VSL) convenes an all-star roster of leading experts from sports and television for its 2012 Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Symposium, “Moneyball’s Impact on Business and […]

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Case Study: Karsten Whitson’s Decision Not To Sign With The Padres

The NCAA requires that a player selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft pay his advisor at his or her normal rate for such services if the player hopes to maintain his eligibility at an NCAA school.  Thus, if Troy Caradonna of SFX was to follow that rule, which many people say goes ignored […]

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Will Advisor Communication Hurt Karsten Whitson?

I want to start this article by stressing that the point of this article has nothing to do with getting any player in trouble.  The reason that I wrote this post is to once again try to point out how ludicrous the NCAA’s no-agent rule continues to be.  It was struck down by a court […]

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Lon Babby Looking For A New Job?

Sports agents are not “stuck” carrying that title for their entire lives. Case in point = Jason Levien.  Before becoming the Sacramento Kings Assistant General Manager at the end of 2008, Levien represented Kevin Martin in his contractual negotiations with the Kings.  At Levien Sports Representation, he also advised many other basketball players, including Courtney Lee, […]

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The Giving Back Fund’s 2nd Annual Best Practices Fundraising Summit

The Giving Back Fund is a national nonprofit organization that was established in 1997 to provide professional philanthropic management, consulting, and mentoring to athletes, entertainers and others.  The organization will be holding its annual Summit in at the Omni Hotel & Resorts in San Diego, CA on April 21st and 22nd, featuring presentations and panels […]

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Baseball And Money

The owners and GMs are crying for help while the agents are saying that the sport may benefit from a hurting economy.  Who should you believe?  On one hand, guys like Jeff Borris of Beverly Hills Sports Council are quoted as saying, “If you examine history, during the worst economic times, people spend whatever they […]