Sports Law Symposium

John and Frances Angelos Law Center
12th floor

UB Law’s Center for Sport and the Law and EASL present
12th Annual Sports Law Symposium -- April 3, 2019

“So You Want a Job in Sports Law?”

9:45-10:20 Lawyers in a University Athletic Department
Moderator: Mitch Gasche, Sports Law Professor, University of Toledo
Panelists: Mariel Rakijas, JD ’15, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, Oakland University; Paul Cox, JD ’14, MBA ’16, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, North Carolina Central University; Alex Roy JD ‘13, Compliance Officer, Student Financial Services, MIT; Gabe Carter, Assistant Director of Compliance, University of Maryland, and Brian Warcup, Director of Eligibility Services, Rutgers University

10:20-10:45 Intellectual Property in Sports Apparel
Prof. Phil Closius and Nicholas Hawkins, JD ’15, MBA ’17, Assistant Counsel, Under Armour

10:45-11:10 Practice Inside a Sports Union
Associate Dean Koller and Sophie Gage, JD ’16, Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, NFL Players Association

11:10-11:45 The Boutique Sports Agency
Prof. Closius and Eddie Johnson, JD ’96, and Tony Agnone, JD ’78, both Eastern Athletic Sports

~ lunch is served ~

12-12:50 Life in a Mega Sports Agency
Prof. Closius and Tom Condon, JD ’81, DHL ’09, CAA Sports

12:50-1:25 The Role of an NFL Club General Counsel
Associate Dean Koller and Brandon Etheridge, General Counsel,
Baltimore Ravens

1:30-1:55 The Sports and Concert Ticket Business
Prof. Closius and Steve Nickel, JD ’01, Owner, Sports Tickets Unlimited

2:00-2:25 The Future is Esports
Prof. Closius and Steve Hall, JD ’79, Owner, Hallmark Aviation

2:30-2:50 Investigations and Sports
Prof. Closius and Darryl Tarver, JD ’14, and Neill Thupari, JD ’14, DLA

2:50-3:10 Entertainment Law and MMA
Prof. Gasche and Steven Pacitti, Las Vegas-based sports and
entertainment attorney

3:10-3:30 Tech Issues for Athletes
Prof. Gasche and Brad Shear, JD ’98, CEO, Digital Armour LLC

~ concluding remarks ~

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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