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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
 
15th Annual University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium

The sports law conference season is in full swing. The University of Miami School of Law Entertainment and Sports Law Society has organized the 15th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium. The April 14, 2012 event is co-hosted by the Miami Marlins and held at the team's new stadium. Full details about the conference can be found here. A summary of the schedule is below.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

BREAKFAST, REGISTRATION, AND OPENING REMARKS: 8:00AM – 8:40AM
Breakfast, registration, and opening remarks will occur before the start of the symposium.

PANEL I: 8:40AM – 9:40AM
Protecting Your Client's Image: The Use of Intellectual Property Law to Represent a Client's Business and Personal Interests

PANEL II: 9:50AM – 10:50AM
Leveraging Social Media: Best Social Media Practices for the Entertainment and Sports Industries

PANELS III: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
The Year of Copyright Recapture: Analyzing the Music Industry's Response to a Change of Control in Ownership Rights

PANELS IV: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Professional and International Sports: The Role of Mediation, Arbitration, and Negotiation in Labor Issues

LUNCH AND KEYNOTE PANEL: 12:00PM – 2:00PM
The Stadium as a Center for Entertainment and Sports: An Overview of the Business and Legal Issues That Arise in Event Planning at the Modern Stadium

PANEL V: 2:00PM – 3:00PM
From the Television Screen to the Computer Screen: Distributing Entertainment and Sports Content in Today's Digital Age

TOUR OF THE BALLPARK: 3:00PM – 3:45PM

GAME VERSUS THE HOUSTON ASTROS: 7:10PM

The Following Speakers Are Confirmed

Jeff Gewirtz: Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment – Brooklyn, NY
Michael Yormark: President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida Panthers – South Florida
Derek Jackson: Vice President and General Counsel, Miami Marlins
Kathleen Carignan: Executive Director, LegalArt
Brad Rose: Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP
Steven Olenick: Associate, Davis & Gilbert LLP
Jaime Vining: Partner, Friedland Vining P.A.
Darren Heitner: Associate, Wolfe Law Miami, P.A.
Alan Fertel: Partner, Boyd & Jenerette
David Canter: President and Chief Executive Officer, DEC Management
Billy Corben: Director, Producer, and Founder of rakontur
Andrew Fine: Managing Director of Sports Media Consulting, RLR Associates
David Bercuson: Law Offices of David Bercuson, P.A.
Leslie Zigel: Partner, ZIGLAW
Stephen Carlisle: Stephen M. Carlisle, P.A.
Serona Elton: Assistant Professor of Music Business & Entertainment Industries, University of Miami
Dennis Curran: Senior Vice President & General Counsel, National Football League
Stephen Starks: Legal Affairs Director, United States Anti-Doping Agency
Scott Shapiro: Praver Shapiro Sports Management, Founder
Mike Santos: Assistant General Manager, Florida Panthers
Tony Agnone: Owner, Eastern Athletic Services
Jan Paulsson: Professor, University of Miami School of Law
Yaphett Powell: Director, Business & Legal Affairs, International & Emerging TV Networks, FOX – Los Angeles
David Schwartz: Vice President & Counsel, The Walt Disney Company
Karyn Smith-Forge: Vice President of Programming, FOX Television Studios
Fred Goldring: Founder, Goldring Strategies
Jose Sariego: Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, HBO Latin America Group





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