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    Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium

» 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium

Taking Care of Business: How the Evolution of the Marketplace is Changing the Rules of the Game

Friday, February 6, 2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kennedy Hall, Room 237

Presented by Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s
Entertainment and Sports Law Society 
This event qualifies for 6 hours of California MCLE credit

Symposium Schedule:

Check-in & Registration (8:30 - 9 a.m.) 

Opening Remarks (9 - 9:15 a.m.): Evan Brennan, NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and Fowler School of Law JD Candidate

Panel I: Jack of All Trades: How Business Acumen and Crisis Management Skills have Become Essential to the Role of In-House Counsels (9:15 - 10:30 a.m.) (View webcast)

Moderator: Hugh HewittNationally Syndicated Radio Host; Best Selling Author; and Professor, Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Panelists:

  • Erik Greupner – Senior Vice President of Business Administration and General Counsel, San Diego Padres
  • Leila Milano (Fowler Law alumna) – Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)
  • Les Pico – Executive Director of Player Development & Legal, Minnesota Vikings
  • Katie Rodin (Fowler Law alumna)– Assistant General Counsel, Anaheim Ducks
  • Dan Ventrelle – General Counsel, Oakland Raiders
  • Alex Winsberg – Director, Legal Affairs and Risk Management, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Panel II: Slurs, Student-Athletes and Tattoos: Key Intellectual Property Battles in Sports and Their Implications (10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.) (View webcast)

Moderator: Samuel Ernst, Professor, Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Panelists:

Keynote Introduction (12:20 -12:30 p.m.): J.D. Sanchez, Professor, Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Lunch Keynote Presentation (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) (View webcast): David Dunn, CEO, Athletes First 

Panel III: How David Beats Goliath in the Age of Corporate Conglomerate Sports Agencies (1:45 - 3 p.m.) (View webcast)

Moderator: Rand Getlin, NFL Insider, Yahoo! Sports

Panelists:

  • Brian Adkins – COO and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, 7 Sports Group
  • Steve Caric – President and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Caric Sports Management
  • Bardia Ghahremani – CEO and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, International Sports Agency
  • Chris Koras (Fowler Law alumnus) – Director, Entertainment and Branding, Prime Athletes
  • Bob McClellan – Owner, McClellan Nichols Sports Syndicate LLC
  • Cameron Weiss – Partner and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Empire Athletes

Panel IV: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? Fiduciary Duties, Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Athlete Representation (3:15 - 4: 30 p.m.) (View webcast)

Moderator: Evan Brennan, NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and Fowler School of Law JD Candidate

Panelists:

  • Diana Day (Fowler Law alumna) – Principal, Landmark Sports Agency
  • Scott Gaffield – Assistant General Counsel, Octagon
  • Mark Humenik – Vice President and General Counsel, Athletes First
  • C.J. Laboy – NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Relativity Sports
  • Kelli Masters – President and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, KMM Sports Management
  • Allan Walsh – NHLPA Certified Agent, Octagon

Closing Remarks (4:30 - 4:40 p.m.): Jack Anderson, President of the Chapman Entertainment and Sports Law Society and Fowler School of Law JD Candidate

"En Banc" Reception (4:40 - 6 p.m.): Cocktails and appetizers for all guest, presenters, faculty and students

For questions, please email Jack Anderson at ander338@mail.chapman.edu

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Keynote Speaker

David Dunn, CEO of Athletes First, is one of the most prolific, effective and respected negotiators in the industry. A true powerhouse in NFL representation, Mr. Dunn has negotiated more NFL contracts than any other agent, and his negotiating efforts have resulted in scores of record-breaking deals.