Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference

Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5, 2024

University of Miami Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Presented by Miami Law's Entertainment and Sports Law Society and LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law 

Confirmed Florida CLE Credits  
13.5 general credit hours (2.5 Ethics and 1.0 Technology), 13.5 Business Litigation certification  


AGENDA

Thursday, April 4

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10 AM - Opening Remarks

9:10 - 10:10 AM - Game Changer: The Future of College Athletics

Moderator: Peter Carfagna – Chairman/CEO of Magis, LLC; Adjunct Faculty & Co-Director, Sports Track, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

Speakers:
Gino Torretta – Heisman Trophy Winning QB for the Miami Hurricanes, Two-Time National Champion, Former NFL Player and College Football Hall of Famer
Tom McMillen – President & Chief Executive Officer, LEAD1 Association
Dan Radakovich – Vice President & Director of Athletics, University of Miami
Alanys Viera – Women’s Volleyball Student Athlete, University of Miami

10:25 - 11:20 AM - Breakout Session: Show Me The Money: The Modern Agency and Managing Success

Moderator: Hal Biagas – Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Seven1 Sports & Entertainment Group

Speakers:
Kim Miale – NFL Agent & General Counsel, RocNation Sports; Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board
Andrew Latack – Head of Legal, Klutch Sports Group, LLC
Adewale Ogunleye – Executive Director, Head of Sports and Entertainment, UBS

10:25 - 11:20 AM - Breakout Session: Making Miami: How the Arts and Law Help Shape a Global City

Moderator: Carolina Jayaram – CEO, The Elevate Prize & Co-Director, Arts Track, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

Speakers
Allison Freidin – Co-Founder & General Counsel, Museum of Graffiti and The Art of Hip Hop
Lorie Mertes – Executive Director, Locust Projects
Elle Bourgeois – Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Design Miami
Antonia Wright – Artist

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Thinking Out Loud: A Conversation with Ed Sheeran’s Leading Litigator

Moderator: Sophia Sofferman – Associate, Media + Entertainment Litigation Group, Pryor Cashman LLP; LL.M. ’21

Speakers:
Donald Zakarin – Co-Chair and Partner, Pryor Cashman’s Litigation and Music Group

12:45 - 1:30 PM - The Road to 2026: Hosting the FIFA World Cup 

Moderator: Ally Levy– Associate, Entertainment, Sports, and Media, M&A, Private Equity, Sidley Austin LLP

Speakers:
Myles Pistorius – Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Miami Dolphins & Board Member, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board
Emilio García Silvero – Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, FIFA

1:45 - 2:45 PM - Hospitality, Premium Spaces and Sports-Anchored Development

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

Speakers:
Michael Mellis – Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, New York Yankees
Jason Cohen – General Counsel, Dallas Cowboys
Marlene Nations – Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Hollywood Park Management Company, LLC

3:00 - 4:00 PM - The Business of Equity: A Women’s Sports Roundtable

Moderator: Terri Jackson – Executive Director, WNBPA & Board Member, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board

Speakers:
Camila Garcia – Vicepresidenta, FIFPro
Andrea Bucilla - Creative Producer & Director, Malka 
Jessica McCourt – Head of Partnerships/Executive Producer, Malka

4:10 - 5:00 PM - A Fireside Chat with Seth Krauss 

Moderator: Danielle Garno – Partner & Co-Chair of Entertainment Practice, Holland & Knight & Board Member, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board

SpeakerSeth Krauss – Chief Administrative Officer & Senior Counsel to the Board of Directors and Senior Management, Endeavor Group Holdings

5:10 - 6:00 PM - Athlete Partnerships and Collectibles: How Fanatics Is Changing the Game

ModeratorGreg Levy – Associate Dean & Director Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Graduate Program, Miami Law; JD ‘10
Alanna Sadler – President, Entertainment and Sports Law Society; 3L J.D./LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, Miami Law

Speakers:
Shiri Ben-Yishai – General Counsel, Fanatics
Omar Wilkes – Head of Athlete Partnerships, Fanatics

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Networking Reception

Friday, April 5, 2024

9:00 - 9:10 AM - Welcome Remarks

9:15 - 10:00 AM - Bet On It: The Landscape of Sports Gaming

Moderator: Alexis Garcia – Executive Vice President, Film Group, Endeavor Content

Speakers:
Nick Menas – Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, Hard Rock Digital
Jonathan Vilma – Broadcaster, Entrepreneur, Retired NFL Player and Miami Hurricane Hall of Famer

10:10 - 11:00 AM - The New Frontier of Private Equity in Sports

Moderator: Chuck Baker – Co-Chair, Entertainment, Sports & Media, Sidley Austin LLP; Adjunct Faculty & Board Member, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board

Speakers
Juan Arciniegas – Managing Director, Ares Management
Jasmine Robinson – Managing Partner, Monarch Collective

11:10 - 12:05 PM - From Algorithms to Artistry: The AI Revolution

Moderator: Vivek Jayaram – Partner, Jayaram Law; Adjunct Faculty & Co-Director, Arts Track, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

Speakers
Andres Sawicki – Professor of Law and Director of the Business of Innovation, Law, and Technology Concentration, Miami Law
Jessica Neer McDonald – Head of Global Trademarks, Midjourney, Inc.; Trademark and Copyright Attorney, Neer McD PLLC
Lindsay Kokoska – Artist, Infinite Mantra

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Miami as the World Stage: A Conversation with Sports Counsel

Moderator: Irwin Raij – Co-Chair, Entertainment, Sports & Media, Sidley Austin LLP & Adjunct Faculty & Board Member, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board

Speakers:
Marc Weinroth – Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel, Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium & Board Member, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board
Brandon Briggs – Vice President, Legal & Human Resources, Inter Miami CF
Aaron Caputo – Staff Counsel, Miami Marlins
Krista Whittaker – VP Associate General Counsel, Miami Heat & Board Member, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board

1:40 - 2:40 PM - The Hoffman Forum Presents: A Discussion on Inclusive Leadership in Entertainment, Arts & Sports

Moderator: Ivy Kagan Bierman – Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP; Adjunct Faculty & Director, Entertainment Track, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

Speakers:
Lin Cherry – Chief Talent Experience Officer, Wizeline, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board
Nona Lee – Founder & CEO, Truth DEI Consulting
Corey Smith – Head of Diversity & Inclusion, North America at LVMH
Christine Simmons - Entrepreneur, Former COO, Academic of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and President and COO, LA Sparks, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program Advisory Board

2:40 - 2:55 PM - Honoring Outstanding Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. Students

Patricia D. White Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Scholarship
Erica E. Hamilton

Dean's Writing Prize Award in Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law
Ryan N. Brida

Morris, Beatrice, Lewis, Peter, and Joseph Weinberger Endowed Scholarship at the University of Miami School of Law
Morgan Anisman & Samantha Y. Stofsky

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Who Needs Superheroes When We Have Toys: Barbie and Beyond

Moderator: Gwen Marcus – Distinguished Practitioner, Advisor, & Adjunct Faculty, Entertainment Track, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

Speakers:
Jonathan Anschell – Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Mattel
Josh Goldstine – President of Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures Group & Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

4:00 - 4:45 PM - The Latin Music Industry: Then & Now

ModeratorHans Hertell – Partner, Hogan Lovells

Speakers:

Jesus Gonzalez - Vice President, Creative, Latin, Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)
Angie Martinez – General Counsel, Ozuna Entertainment
Bruno Del Granado – Head of the Global Latin Music Touring Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

4:45 - 5:00 PM - Closing Remarks


(See last year's program)

Confirmed 2024 Speakers

Seth Krauss

Seth Krauss

Chief Administrative Officer & Senior Counsel to the Board of Directors and Senior Management, Endeavor

Jonathan Anschell

Jonathan Anschell

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Mattel, Inc

Danielle Garno

Danielle Garno

Partner & Co-Chair, Entertainment Law, Holland & Knight LLP

Ivy Kagan Bierman

Ivy Bierman

Chair, Entertainment Labor, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Gwen Marcus

Gwen Marcus

Distinguished Practitioner & Advisor, Entertainment Track, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M., University of Miami

Vivek Jayaram

Vivek Jayaram

Partner, Entertainment & Intellectual Property, Jayaram Law

Sophia Sofferman

Sophia Sofferman

Associate, Media & Entertainment, Pryor Cashman LLP

Kim Miale

Kim Miale

NFL Agent & General Counsel, Roc Nation Sports

Andrew Latack

Andrew Latack

Head of Legal, Klutch Sports Group, LLC

Shiri Ben-Yishai

Shiri Ben-Yishai

General Counsel, Fanatics

Omar Wilkes

Omar Wilkes

Head of Athlete Partnerships, Fanatics

Emilio García Silvero

Emilio García Silvero

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, FIFA

John Ruzich

John Ruzich

Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Legal Officer, Legends

Tom McMillen

Tom McMillen

President & Chief Executive Officer, LEAD1

Myles Pistorius

Myles Pistorius

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Miami Dolphins

Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen

General Counsel, Dallas Cowboys

Michael Mellis

Michael Mellis

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, New York Yankees

Marlene Nations

Marlene Nations

Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Hollywood Park Management Company, LLC

Terri Jackson

Terry Jackson

Executive Director, WNBPA

Dan Radakovich

Dan Radakovich

Vice President & Director of Athletics, University of Miami

Chuck Baker

Chuck Baker

Co-Chair, Entertainment, Sports & Media, Sidley Austin LLP

Irwin Raij

Irwin Raij

Co-Chair, Entertainment, Sports & Media, Sidley Austin LLP

Peter Carfagna

Peter Carfagna

Chairman & Co-Director, Sports Law Track – Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law LL.M., Magis

Brandon Briggs

Brandon Briggs

Vice President, Legal & Human Resources, Inter Miami CF

Lin Cherry

Lin Cherry

Chief Talent Experience Officer, Wizeline

Marc Weinroth

Marc Weinroth

Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel, Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium

Alanys Viera

Alanys Viera

 UM Volleyball Student Athlete

Nona Lee

Nona Lee

Founder & CEO, Truth DEI

Krista Whitaker

Krista Whitaker

Vice President, Associate General Cousnel, Miami Heat

Corey Smith

Corey Smith

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.

Camila Garcia

Camila Garcia

Vicepresidenta, FIFPro

Donald Zakarin

Donald Zakarin

Partner, Pryor Cashman

Hal Biagas

Hal Biagas

Chief Operating Officer, Seven1 Agency

Adewale Ogunleye

Adewale Ogunleye

Executive Director, Head of Sports and Entertainment, UBS

Aaron Caputo

Aaron Caputo

Staff Counsel, Miami Marlins

Jonathan Vilma

Jonathan Vilma

Broadcaster, Entrepreneur, Retired NFL Player and Miami Hurricane Hall of Famer, FOX NFL

Nick Menas

Nick Menas

Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, Hard Rock Digital

Alyssa Levy

Alyssa Levy

Associate, Entertainment, Sports, and Media, M&A, Private Equity, Sidley Austin LLP

Juan Arciniegas

Juan Arciniegas

Managing Director, Ares Management

Jasmine Robinson

Jasmine Robinson

Managing Partner, Monarch Collective

Andres Sawicki

Andres Sawicki

Professor of Law and Director of the Business of Innovation, Law, and Technology Concentration, Miami Law

Jessica Neer McDonald

Jessica Neer McDonald

Head of Global Trademarks, Midjourney, Inc.; Trademark and Copyright Attorney, Neer McD PLLC

Lindsay Kokoska

Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez

General Counsel, Ozuna Entertainment

Bruno Del Granado

Bruno Del Granado

Head of the Global Latin Music Touring Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Josh Goldstine

Hans Hertell

Hans Hertell

Partner, Hogan Lovells

Allison Freidin

Allison Freidin

Co-Founder & General Counsel, Museum of Graffiti and The Art of Hip Hop

Lorie Mertes

Lorie Mertes

Executive Director, Locust Projects

Elle Bourgeois

Elle Bourgeois

Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Design Miami

Antonia Wright

Jessica McCourt

Jessica McCourt

Head of Partnerships/Executive Producer, Malka

Andrea Buccilla

Andrea Buccilla

Creative Producer & Director, Malka 

Gino Torretta

Gino Torretta

Heisman Trophy Winning QB for the Miami Hurricanes, Two-Time National Champion, Former NFL Player and College Football Hall of Famer

Alexis Garcia

Alexis Garcia

Executive Vice President, Film Group, Endeavor Content

Carolina Jayaram

Carolina Jayaram

Executive Director, The Elevate Prize Foundation

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