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Monday, February 20, 2012
Cardozo Law Symposium: Amateur Athletics, Professional IP: Sponsorship, Surveillance, and the London 2012 Olympics

On Thursday,  March 8 the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law will host a symposium titled Amateur Athletics, Professional IP: Sponsorship, Surveillance, and the London 2012 Olympics. Anyone can attend this free symposium (and if you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP to the Symposium Editor, Wells Crandall, at by March 4).  Attorneys will receive 1.5 hours of transitional/nontransitional professional practice CLE for each session they attend. 

I'm honored to be a panelist.  Here is the schedule:

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Panel on surveillance at the Olympics
  • Michael Drury, of Burton Copeland.  Mr. Drury is a barrister in England who works on surveillance law.  His prior post was General Counsel to the GCHQ, which stands for "Government Communications Headquarters," which is an intelligence agency in the U.K., and is akin to the NSA. 
  • Pete Fussey, Sociologist and Criminologist.  He wrote "Securing and Sustaining the Olympic Games." He has in depth knowledge of the surveillance developments in Britain and how Britain has developed quite a bit of surveillance.  
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Break, snacks provided

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Panel on brand protection at the Olympics
  • Ben Sturner, CEO of the Leverage Agency.  He is a sports marketing agent who has 11 agents working for him.  His business is marketing brands during sports events.  He has attended six Olympics in a work capacity.  Notably, he was involved with attempting to sell the naming rights to the "Bird's Nest" in Beijing (see WSJ article here). 
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM - Lunch


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