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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Allegheny College Pre-Law Society

On April 15, 2015, I was back at my alma mater, Allegheny College, to speak with the pre-law students about pursuing a legal degree.  I was joined by fellow alums Tony Dias of Jones Day, Dusty Kirk of Reed Smith, and Adam Cromie of the Washington Nationals.  Its always great to get back to Meadville and reconnect with the students.

St. John's LL.M. Program in International and Comparative Sports Law

I was back to guest lecture for St. John’s University School of Law’s LL.M. Program in International and Comparative Sports Law on October 21, 2014.  This is a fantastic program and I strongly encourage current law students and recent graduates to explore the opportunities that it offers.  I look forward to being back again soon.  Special thank you to Ettie Ward for having me participate once again!

Ontario Bar Association

On October 6, 2014, I traveled north of the border to speak to the Ontario Bar Association.  I was a panel member, along with Layth Gafoor of Lucentem Sports and Entertainment and Mike George of Excel Sports Management.  The panel discussed Best Practices for Negotiating and Drafting Endorsement Contracts.  We had a great discussion and a very engaged audience!

40th Annual Sports Lawyers Association Conference

I served as a panelist for the 40th Annual Sports Lawyers Association Conference on May 17. 2014.  The panel discussed “Balancing Legal Ethics in a 24/7 Media World”.  I was joined by Gabe Feldman (moderator) from Tulane Law School, Ned Ehrlich, Associate General Counsel of the NFLPA, Layth Gafoor of Lucentem Sports & Entertainment, Peter Ginsberg and David Prouty, General Counsel of the MLBPA.  The annual SLA conference is the preeminent sports law conference in the United States, and I was thrilled to be a part of it!

Ohio Northern University Law School - Sports and Entertainment Law Society

It was great to be back at my alma mater, Ohio Northern University School of Law on April 24, 2014.  I was invited by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society to speak on current issues in sports law.  The students were engaged, the campus looks great, and was able to visit with some of my professors!  I look forward to my next visit!

3rd Annual Bob Berry Sports Law Lecture - Boston College Law School

I was honored to have been the featured speaker at the 3rd Annual Bob Berry Opening Day Sports Law Lecture at Boston College Law School on April 4, 2014.  I truly enjoyed the experience.  Thank you to Boston College law professors Brian JM Quinn and Bob Bloom for inviting me!  In addition to the lecture – I was also able to attend opening day for the World Champion Boston Red Sox!

Harvard's 2014 Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium

I was thrilled to serve as a panelist in Harvard University Law School’s 2014 Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium.  The panel’s topic was “Representing Clients in Trouble with the Law”.  The panel was moderated by Gabe Feldman of Tulane University Law School and we were joined by Tamar Arminak, who has represented numerous celebrity clients, and Michael Fee, who was counsel for former New England Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez.  We had a lively discussion on the challenges of representing high-profile clients in criminal and complex civil litigation matters.