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.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
I’m proud to have served as a judge in the 7th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition in January 2014. I was joined by Jon Fetterolf of Zuckerman Spader and other great judges from the baseball industry. This is simply one of the best run moot court tournaments in the country, and as always, am appreciative of the invitation. Gabe Feldman continues to do amazing work with the Tulane Sports Law program.
Special thank you to Ettie Ward for inviting me (again) to guest lecture for St. John’s University School of Law’s LL.M. Program in International and Comparative Sports Law on November 8, 2013. 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.
I had a great time serving as a judge in the 6th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition in January 2013. The level of competition is getting better and better each year. Thanks again to Tulane Sports Law Professor Gabe Feldman for the invitation. Congratulations to Pace Law School, who took top honors. I look forward to judging again in the future.