18th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Conference To Explore Labor Issues; New LL.M. Degree to be Announced


Leading experts in sports and entertainment law will participate in Miami Law’s 18th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Conference on February 20th at the Student Activities Center. They will explore the timely topics of labor issues in sports and entertainment, and how technology has changed the delivery and monetization of content.

Among the panelists will be James Quinn, the most successful and influential litigator of sports antitrust cases in the 25 years that the cases have contested in the national arena. Quinn is a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and will focus on the three biggest ongoing cases in sports: O’Bannon v. NCAA, the Kessler suit, and the challenge of NCAA athletes as employees on the NCAA Case Law Roundup panel.

Former San Francisco Giant minor league pitcher and Korein Tillery attorney Garrett Broshuis will discuss the minimum wage lawsuits he has filed on behalf of players on the panel "Pay to Play: Discussing the Legalities of the Unpaid Intern and the Underpaid Athlete." His work on behalf of minor leaguers has been featured on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

As part of the conference activities, Miami Law will announce and discuss the unique LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law*, Miami Law’s newest offering. The degree is designed for U.S. and foreign-based law students and attorneys committed to counseling professionals and companies in these fields, and lawyers currently in the field who wish to be better prepared to address emerging and novel issues such as equity investment, public-private conduct, and regulatory compliance.

Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. and will run throughout the day. Lunch will be served and a reception will follow the day’s events from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event is open to the public. For Miami Law students, click hereAll other students with valid ID, the cost is $20, for Miami Law alumni the cost is $75, and General admission is $125. 5.0 Florida CLE Credits, including 1 in ethics, is pending approval.

*Subject to University of Miami Board of Trustees approval, program commences August 2015.