Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference

Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31, 2023

University of Miami Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

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.


Approved Florida CLE Credit  
15.0 general credit hours (2.0 Ethics and 3.0 Technology), 15.0 Business Litigation certification 

2023 Program
(subject to change)

Thursday, March 30, 2023

8:30 - 9:00 AM


(3rd Floor - Shalala Student Center (SSC))

9:00 - 9:10 AM

Opening Remarks

9:10- 10:00 AM



Keynote: A Conversation with South Florida Sports Leaders


Irwin Raij – Co-Chair, Entertainment, Sports & Media, Sidley Austin LLP; Adjunct Faculty and Board Member, Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law.


Eric Poms – Chief Executive Officer, Capital One Orange Bowl

Eric Woolworth – President, Business Operations, Miami Heat

10:10- 11:10 AM

Player Licensing and NIL


Peter CarfagnaChairman/CEO of Magis, LLC; Adjunct Faculty, Co-Director, Sports Law Track - Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.


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

DeMaurice Smith - Executive Director, NFLPA

Eric Winston – Chief Licensing Officer, Head of Partnership Development and College, OneTeam Partners

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM

The Entertainment Deal: Lessons from Top Executives


Sophia Sofferman, LL.M. '21 - Associate, Media + Entertainment Litigation Group, Pryor Cashman LLP


Angie Rho – Head, Music Business Affairs, Creative Artists Agency

Sally Stacy – SVP Legal Affairs, US Concerts, Live Nation Entertainment  

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Lunch Panel: Player Safety in Sports


Terri Jackson - Executive Director, WNBPA

Elizabeth Williams – WNBA Player and WNBPA Executive Committee Member, Secretary

Liz Moore – Chief Legal and IT Officer, LPGA

2:00- 3:10 PM

Hot Topics for Sports Counsel: Stadium and Arena Development


John Ruzich - Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Legal Officer, Legends


Kathryn D’Angelo – Interim General Counsel, Buffalo Bills

Adolpho Birch – Senior Vice President and Chief External & Legal Affairs Officer, Tennessee Titans

Jennifer O’Sullivan - Chief Operating Officer, New York City Football Club

Myles Pistorius – Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Miami Dolphins

3:25- 4:45 PM

The Hoffman Forum Presents:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Discussion with Women Leaders in Entertainment & Sports


Ivy Kagan BiermanPartner, Loeb & Loeb LLP; Director, Entertainment Track, Miami Law Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M


Rahwa H. Ghebre-Ab – Executive Vice President, Chief Ethics & Legal Compliance Officer, Lionsgate 

Krista Whitaker – Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Miami Heat

Deirdre Dix Hunt – President & Senior Executive, Edge of a Dream Company

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Changing the Game: the Rolling Loud Story


Sandy York – Principal, Chief Executive, YORK®

former General Counsel Ultra Music Festival® (2011-2022)


Matthew Zingler - Co-Founder, Rolling Loud

Tariq Cherif - Co-Founder, Rolling Loud Festival, Dope Entertainment, and Dark Side Management

Brian Oliver – General Counsel Rolling Loud Festival, Director, Legal and Business Affairs, Chief Government & Public Affairs Strategist

6:00-7:00 PM

Networking Reception

(SSC - Lakeview Terrace)


Friday, March 31, 2022


Panel or Event

9:15 - 9:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:30 - 10:10 AM

Art Coffee Talk: Warhol v. Goldsmith: The Future of Transformative Use


Stephen Urice – Professor of Law and Director of Arts Track, University of Miami School of Law


The Honorable Simon J. Frankel – Judge, California Superior Court, County of San Francisco

Philippa Loengard – Executive Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts; Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School

10:20 - 11:00 AM

Sports Coffee Talk: Investing in Sports


Chuck Baker –Co-Chair, Entertainment, Sports & Media, Sidley Austin LLP; Adjunct Faculty and Board Member, Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law.


Julie Uhrman - Co-Founder and President, Angel City FC

11:10 - 11:50 AM

Entertainment Coffee Talk: Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin’s Impact on Music Copyright Law 


Serona EltonDirector, Music Industry Program; Associate Dean of Administration, University of Miami Frost School of Music


Peter AndersonPartner, Davis, Wright, and Tremaine, LLP

Mike Olsen – Music Lawyer and Special Counsel, Smith Entertainment Law Group, LLP; Adjunct Faculty, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law LL.M.

12:00- 1:00 PM

Fashion’s Impact on the Creative Direction of Sports


Vivek Jayaram – Partner, Jayaram Law; Adjunct Faculty, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M


Danielle Garno – Co-Chair, Entertainment Law, Holland & Knight; Adjunct Faculty and Board Member, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

Matthew Growney – Senior Advisor - Fashion, Creative, and Partnerships, PUMA; Founder and Creative Director, Thermal Brands

Don C.Designer; Creative Strategy and Design Advisor, Chicago Bulls

1:20 - 2:10 PM





2:20 -  2:30 PM

A Keynote Conversation with Former Chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks, Ann Sarnoff


Gwen Marcus – Distinguished Practitioner and Advisor, Entertainment Track, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M


Ann Sarnoff - Former Chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks 

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

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Chat ENT: AI’s Impact on Entertainment


Andres Sawicki - University of Miami Professor of Law; Director, Business of Innovation, Law, & Technology (BILT) Concentration


Ryan AbbottCo-Chair AI Subcommittee American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine UCLA; Professor of Law and Health Sciences University of Surrey

Greg Norman - Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Sony Music Entertainment

3:40 - 4:30 PM

Afternoon Keynote: The Business of Podcasting


Erica Eckman – Founder and CEO, Ecko Digital Media


Claudia Oshry @girlwithnojob – Co-Host, the Toast; Founder and Co-Owner, Spritz Society

Jackie Oshry @jackieoshry – Co-Host, the Toast; Founder and Co-Owner, Spritz Society


4:30 - 4:40 PM

Closing Remarks


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