Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference

ESLS Conference

2021 Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Virtual Conference

Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9, 2021

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ESLS Conference 2021

 

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CLE credits will be provided

The conference is presented by the Entertainment and Sports Law Society
and the LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law at the University of Miami School of Law

Please stay tuned as additional panelists are added in the coming weeks.

 Thursday, April 8th, 2021

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:10 AM

Concussion Litigation & Health and Safety

Moderator
Peter Carfagna
Chairman/CEO, Magis, LLC and Co-Director, Sports Law Track - Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M at the University of Miami School of Law

Panelists
Chris Nowinski
Co-Founder and CEO, Concussion Legacy Foundation

Mike Adamle
Former NFL Player and Retired Announcer, NBC Sports and the WWE

10:15 - 11:30 AM

The Future of Name, Image and Likeness in the NCAA

Moderator
Peter Carfagna
Chairman/CEO, Magis, LLC and Co-Director, Sports Law Track - Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. at the University of Miami School of Law

Panelists
Marc Weinroth
Counsel at Jones Day, Adjunct Faculty at University of Miami School of Law

Jennifer Strawley
University of Miami Deputy Director of Athletics, Chief Operating Officer, & Senior Woman Administrator

Nadia Eke
Founder, Axxelerate, Olympic Athlete, 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

Michael Kelly
Adjunct Faculty in the Juris Doctor and Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M., University of Miami School of Law

Technology in the Entertainment Industry

This panel will be presented in a separate Zoom room available at https://www.law.miami.edu/esls-tech

Moderator
Harold Flegelman
Director of the Entertainment Track, Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law and Lecturer in Law, University of Miami School of Law

Panelists
Lauren Spahn, J.D. '13
Partner, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

Greg Norman
Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment

Joe Wetzel
Partner, Latham & Watkins

Ghaith Mahmood
Partner, Latham & Watkins

 

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Mind & Body: Mental Health in Sports

Moderator
Kensa Gunter, PsyD, CMPC
Clinical and Sport Psychologist and President, Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Panelists
Brandon Marshall
Former NFL Player, Co-founder, PROJECT 375, and Founder and CEO, House of Athlete

Jackie MacMullan
Award-Winning Sportswriter, ESPN.com

1:20 - 2:20 PM

NFC East In-House Counsel Panel

Moderator
John Ruzich
Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Legends 

Panelists
William Heller, J.D. '93 
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, New York Giants

Jason Cohen
General Counsel, Dallas Cowboys

Damon Jones
Chief Legal Officer, Washington Football Team

Marla Axelrod
Director of Legal and Government Affairs, Philadelphia Eagles 

2:25 - 3:25 PM

The Emergence of Podcasts

Moderator
Macy Nix, Class of 2021
Juris Doctor and Entertainment. Arts and Sports Law LL.M. Student, University of Miami School of Law

Panelist
Horacio Gutierrez, J.D. '98
Head of Global Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Spotify

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Play Ball: Navigating COVID-19 - A Discussion with Women Leaders in Sports

Moderator
Megha Parekh
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Jacksonville Jaguars, Bold Events and All Elite Wrestling

Panelists
Kim Miale
NFL Agent and General Counsel, Roc Nation Sports

Samantha Sankovich
NFL Agent and VP of Football Operations, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment

Terri Jackson
Executive Director, Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA)

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Athletes as Entrepreneurs: A Career after the NFL with Hall of Famer Ty Law and Virtual Happy Hour

Moderator
Greg Levy, J.D. '10
Associate Dean Law Academic & Student Services and Strategic Initiatives and Director, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M., University of Miami School of Law

Panelist
Ty Law
NFL Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur and Co-Owner, V-One Vodka

 

Interested in participating in the virtual happy hour?

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Friday, April 9, 2021

9:15 - 9:30 AM 

Opening Remarks

9:30 - 10:10 AM

Industry Insights: The Future of Live Entertainment

 

Introduction by Dean Serona Elton

Associate professor, Director of the Music Business & Entertainment Industries Program, and Associate Dean of Administration at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. 

Moderator
Sophia Sofferman, Esq.
Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law LL.M. Student, University of Miami School of Law and First Place Award Winner, Winner of Recording Academy’s Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

Panelists
Denise Rubin-Carter
Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, Madison Square Garden

Clifford Carter
Keyboardist, Musical Director, Composer and Alumnus, University of Miami, Frost School of Music. Has worked with James Taylor, Idina Menzel and many others

10:15 - 10:55 AM

Industry Insights: Athlete Investment in Technology (Co-Hosted with the Miami Law Technology Law Club)

Introduction by Michael Bailey, Class of 2021
President and Co-Founder, Miami Law Technology Law Club

Moderator
Charles H. Baker
Partner and Sports Industry Group Co-Chair, O’Melveny & Meyers and Adjunct Faculty Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M., University of Miami School of Law

Panelist

Isaiah Kacyvenski
Retired NFL Player and Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Will Ventures

11:00 - 11:40 AM

Industry Insights: Non-Fungible Tokens and The Future of Art

Introduction by Marcia Narine Weldon
Professor of Legal Writing and Lecturer in Law, University of Miami School of Law

Moderator
Alan Ket
Co-Founder, Museum of Graffiti

Panelist
Persue
Artist, Designer, Author and Creator of Bunny Kitty

11:45 - 12:45 PM

COVID-19 and the NBA Bubble

Moderator
Adam Schlatner
Partner and Sports Industry Chair, Cozen O'Connor and Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law

Panelists
Faron D. Kelley
Vice President, ESPN Wide World of Sports, runDisney and Disney’s Water Parks

Joseph Graziano III
Senior Vice President, Business Operations & Global Events, NBA

Nyea Sturman
Vice President & General Counsel, Orlando Magic

The State of the Entertainment Industry in Latin America

This panel will be presented in a Zoom breakout room available at https://www.law.miami.edu/esls-latam

Moderator
Guillermo Page
Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Music Business and Entertainment Industries Program, Frost School of Music, University of Miami

Panelists
Carlos Rodriguez-Feliz
Founder and Managing Partner, RodFel Law

Angela Martinez
General Counsel, Ozuna Entertainment and Co-Founder, Angela Martinez, P.A.

Ady Harley
Head of Music Label Partnership, LATAM Facebook and Instagram

Pablo Maspero
Head of Business & Legal Affairs, Sony Music Latin America/Iberia

12:45 - 1:00 PM

Honoring Outstanding Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M Students

 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Leaders in Sport: Lessons Learned from 2020

Moderator
Osamudia James
Professor of Law, dean's distinguished Scholar and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Community, University of Miami School of Law

Panelist
DeMaurice Smith
Executive Director, NFL Players Association (NFLPA)

2:05 - 3:20 PM

The Esports and Video Game Explosion

Moderator
Allison Rothman
Founding Partner, Morrison Rothman LLP

Panelists
Manny Vietes
Founder and CEO, XTRA Gaming and Director of Esports and Player Integration at Subnation

Harris Peskin
Esports Attorney and Partner, ESG Law

Tammy Brandt
Chief Legal Officer, Head of Business & Legal Affairs at FaZe Clan

 

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Entertainment in Her Eyes: Keynote Interview with Gwen Marcus

Moderators
Anthony E. Varona
Dean and M. Minnette Massey Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
Lili Levi
Professor of Law, Dean's Distinguished Scholar and Vice Dean for Intellectual Life, University of Miami School of Law

Panelist
Gwen Marcus
Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Showtime Networks

4:35 - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Speakers, topics and time subject to change without notice.

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Conference featured top industry leaders from companies, sport organizations, and law firms:

AEG Presents Beasley, Demos &; Brown LLC Carlton Fields Christie Ferrari City National Ban
Cozen O'Connor Dolphins Edmonton Oilers Entertainment One ESPN
Frost School Of Music Harvard Law School Heitner Legal Jacksonville Jaguars Jayaram Law Group
Jones Day Lan Party Lawyers Lapidus, Root &; Sacharow, LLP Legends Magic Leap
Magis, LLC Merging Vets & Players Misfits Gaming MLS Museum of Graffiti
Pac 12 Shackelford   Showtime   Sony Music   Spotify  
Minnesota Timberwolves Telemundo University of Augsburg Warner Brothers Wealth Strategies Financial Group

 

We would like to thank the following 2020 sponsors for their generous contributions:

Miami Law brand UM Athletics LAFAC
Contact JAMS Jones Day
  Paydirt NFL Representation  

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