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Sunday, March 01, 2009
Vanderbilt Symposium

On Friday, March 13, the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law is hosting a symposium at the law school entitled, "Lights, Labor, Action: Labor Controversy in the Sports and Entertainment Industries." CLE credit is available for practitioners and registration information can be obtained at the above link. Here is the schedule of events:

9-9:50 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:50-10:00 a.m. Welcome

10-11:30 a.m. Student-Athlete or Student-Employee? The Relationship Between the NCAA, Universities, and Student Athletes

David Cohen, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

William King, III, Lightfoot, Franklin & White

Gene Marsh, Professor of Law, University of Alabama Law School

Naima Stevenson, Assistant General Counsel, NCAA

David Williams, Vice Chancellor for University Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, Vanderbilt University

12-1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Handel, Attorney, Troy Gould
Keynote Address: Like Scorpions in a Silicon Cage: How Hollywood Management and Labor Fought While Content’s Kingdom was Slipping Away

1:30-2:45 p.m. Sweat Equity: Contracting with Players and Coaches in the NFL

Anthony Agnone, Eastern Athletic Services

Dennis Cordell, Founder of Coaches, Inc.; Former Staff Counsel for the NFLPA and Asst. Exec. Dir. of NFL Coaches Association

Rick Karcher, Assoc. Prof. of Law and Dir., Ctr. for Law and Sports, Florida Coastal School of Law

Steve Underwood, General Counsel, Tennessee Titans

3:15-4:30 p.m. Maintaining the Musician: Protecting Music, Image, and Technology Today

Joseph F. Brazil, Loeb & Loeb; Former Vice President of Business Affairs for EMI Music

Elizabeth Gregory, The Law Offices of Elizabeth V. Gregory, P.C.

Ken Sanney, Day & Blair, PC, and Adjunct Prof. in the Department of Recording Industry, College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University

Cheryl Slay, Solo Practitioner and Asst. Prof. of Music Business at Belmont University in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business

4:30-5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Reception

Please contact Emily Creditt ( if you have any questions.


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