3rd Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University will host our 3rd Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law. Speakers and Panelists from all over the country will present and discuss the most critical issues in the fields of Sports and Entertainment Law. We’re pleased to announce that former Phoenix Suns Owner Jerry Colangelo and Attorney Jared Bartie (Arent Fox, NY Office) will be delivering a Joint Keynote Address. To see information about previous Conferences, click here.

  • Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Time: 9am – 6pm, followed by a reception for all attendees and speakers
  • LocationArmstrong Hall, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Campus – Tempe, AZ
  • Registration: Please register through the Paypal button below. CLE credit available for attorneys!
Below is the list of confirmed panels and their panelists. Click for Biographies.
Panel: Amateurism
  • Timothy Epstein (Partner, SmithAmundsen)
  • Darren Heitner (Attorney, Wolfe Law Miami P.A + Writer at Forbes)
  • Marc Isenberg (Founder, MoneyPlayersBlog.com; Writer, The Student Athlete Survival Guide )
  • Mark Mignella (Partner, Law Office of Mark R. Mignella)
  • Stephen Webb (Executive Director of Athletic Compliance, Arizona State University)
Panel: Business of Sports & Entertainment
  • Jason Belzer (Founder, Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc.) (Moderator)
  • Jeffery Benz (Arbitrator, Benz ADR)
  • Woodie Dixon (General Counsel and Vice President of Business Affairs, PAC12 Conference)
  • Don Gibson (Founder, Kavi Sports & Entertainment)
  • Nona Lee (Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, Arizona Diamondbacks)
  • Debbie Spander (Former VP of Business Affairs, MTV Entertainment; Fox Cable Networks)
Panel: Collective Bargaining Agreements

Panel: Concussions & Sports Litigation

Panel: Entertainment & Right of Publicity

Panel: Future of Gambling & Gaming

  • Dana Hooper (Associate, Greenberg Traurig LLP) (Moderator)
  • Marc Isenberg (Founder, MoneyPlayersBlog.com; Writer, The Student Athlete Survival Guide )
  • Bill Squadron (President at Bloomberg Sports, Co-founder of Sportvision)

Panel: Town Hall: Current Topics in Sports Law (Lance Armstrong, Penn State Sandusky penalties, etc)

Presentation: Ethics (CLE Credit Available!)

Registration Fees: (includes lunch)

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If you represent a business, law firm, or especially kind individual and would like to sponsor the event in part, please contact us directly here.