Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference

Presented by the University of Miami's Entertainment and Sports Law Society
and the LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law

Thursday & Friday, April 4 & 5, 2019

Donna E. Shalala Center, University of Miami
1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Topics to include:

Sports
Hot Topics Facing NFL General Counsels
Stadium and Venue Financing and Development
View from the NBA Front Office
NCAA Amateurism and Pay to Play 

Entertainment
Distribution, Streaming, and New Media
The Current State of the Music Industry
Representing Artists of the Next Generations

Business / Technology
Taxation of International Transfers and Contracts
Innovation in the Entertainment and Sports Industries
The Role of Technology and Venture Capital

Schedule

 Thursday, April 4th

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Registration 

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Innovation Insight Speaker Series

Speaker:
Ashley Juchawski Rich, Attorney at DLA Piper and Member of DLA Piper's NEST Program (Nextgen Environment for Startups)
Leslie Zigel, Chair, Entertainment, Media & Technology Industry Group and Partner, Greenspoon Marder 

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Entertainment Litigation Update

Moderator:
Richard Wolfe, Managing Partner, Wolfe Law

Speakers:
Bryan Caplan, Partner, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC
Christine Lepera, Partner & Co-Chair of Entertainment and IP Litigation Practice Group, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Paul LiCalsi, Partner & Co-Chair of Entertainment and Media Group, Robins Kaplan
Edwin McPherson, Partner, McPherson Rane LLP

OR

The Future of Sports Analytics (Presented by University of Miami Business School)

Moderator:
Brian MacDonald, Principal Consultant, GreaterThanPlusMinus LLC and Adjunct Professor, University of Miami Business School

Speakers:
Sunny Mehta, Former Director of Hockey Analytics, New Jersey Devils
Tom Pasquali, Coordinator, Football Administration/Strategic Planning, Miami Dolphins
Michael Shuckers, Dana Professor of Statistics, St. Lawrence University, and CoFounder, Statistical Sports Consulting, LLC

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Keynote:
Representing Artists of the Next Generations


Moderator:
Carolina Jayaram, President, CGJ Consulting

Speakers:
Vivek Jayaram, Founder and Managing Partner, Jayaram Law
Dennis Scholl, President and CEO, Oolite Arts
Ahol Sniffs Glue, Artist

1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
NCAA Amateurism and Pay to Play

Moderator:
Peter Carfargna, Chariman and CEO of Magis, LLC and Professor of Law at Harvard, Case Western and the University of Miami School of Law

Speakers:
Mike Martin, Financial Advisor, Wealth Strategies Financial Group 
Marc Weinroth, Associate, Jones Day

2:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Tech, Venture Capital, and the Evolution of the Entertainment and Sport Industries

Moderator:
Daniel Ravicher, Director, Larry Hoffman/Greenberg Traurig Startup Practicum and Lecturer in Law, University of Miami School of Law

Speakers:
Grant Cohen, Chief Product Officer, FCFL
Horacio Gutierrez, General Counsel and Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, Spotify
Ana Lang, SVP, Legal and Compliance, Magic Leap
Thomas Lee, Director of Greenlit Content, Advisor of the Kinekt Group, LLC, Vice President of Thomas and Friends Contracting
Margaret Marshall, Senior Practice Group Attorney, Greenberg Traurig

3:40 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Hot Topics Facing NFL Counsels

Moderator:
John Ruzich, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Legal Officer, Legends

Speakers:
Gregg Brandon, Vice President and General Counsel, Buffalo Bills
Todd Davis, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Los Angeles Rams
Dan Malasky, Chief Legal Officer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Myles Pistorius, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Miami Dolphins

4:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
A View from the NBA Front Office

Speakers:
Peter Guelli, Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Hornets
Ted Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer, Minnesota Timberwolves
Joe Pierce, Vice President and General Counsel, Charlotte Hornets

Networking Reception at the Shalala Center, University of Miami, open to all speakers and symposium attendees.

 Friday, April 5th

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Registration

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
A Fireside Chat with ESPN's Ryan Smith

Moderator:
Osamudia James, Vice Dean & Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law 

Speaker:
Ryan Smith, Host, ESPN Outside the Lines 

11:35 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
The Current State of the Music Industry

Moderator:
Henry Root, Partner, Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP

Speakers:

Jeff Brabec, Senior Vice President Legal and Business Affairs, BMG
Todd Brabec, Former Executive Vice President and Director of Worldwide Membership for ASCAP, Adjunct Professor at the USC Thornton School of Music/Music Business Program
Mike Olsen, EVP, Operations and Business & Legal Affairs, Entertainment One
Stuart Silfen, Principal, Stuart Silfen P.C.

OR

Taxation of International Transfers and Contracts

Moderator:
Tony Argiz, Chairman, Chief Operation Officer, MBAF

Speakers:
Luis Fernando Pamplona Novaes, Master Partner, Nemez Kuhnen Avocacia
Kashyap Bakhai, Principal, MBAF
Shlomi Steve Levy, Partner, Levy Salis LLP

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Distribution, Streaming, and New Media

Moderator:
Jose Sariego, Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Speakers:
Glenn Dryfoos, EVP & General Counsel, Univision Networks & Studios
Sally Ng, Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, NBC Universal Networks International
Greg Norman, Senior Director of Business & Legal Affairs, Sony Music Entertainment's Global Digital Business
Hernan Pantaleon, Founder of Hernan Pantaleon Abogados, Professor at the University of Miami School of Law

OR

Stadium and Venue Financing and Development

Moderator:
Adam Schlatner, Partner, Cozen O'Connor

Speakers:
Holt Hackney, Founder, Hackney Publications
Irwin Raij, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group
Mark Rosentraub, Bruce and Joan Bickner Endowed Professor of Sport Management and Director, Center for Sport & Policy, University of Michigan

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Athletes as Entrepreneurs

Moderator:
Charles H. Baker, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group

Speakers:
Roger Mason Jr., Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Vaunt
Rudy Cline-Thomas, Founder & Managing Partner, Mastry Inc.

4:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks

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

Companies of Conference Speakers

Registration Fees and CLE

Attorney & Community General Admission (CLE included): $150.00
University of Miami Young Alumni (2009-2019): $100.00
Students (Non University of Miami Students): $75.00
Students, Faculty & Staff (University of Miami ONLY): FREE

CLE APPROVED: 13.0 Florida CLE credits, including 1  technology

Certifications include:
13.0 credits in: Business Litigation, Civil Trial and Intellectual Property Law
1.5 credits in: International Law, International Litigation & Arbitration and Tax Law

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