Local Outreach Efforts

New Hampshire

Put the Coach On the Line: An Alternative Approach to Increasing Player Safety in the NHL

Scheduled Panelists:

Dmitry Chesnokov, Hobson Bernardino & Davis, LLP and NHL writer for Yahoo Sports
Paul Kelly, Jackson Lewis
Gregory Moffett, Preti Flaherty
Michael Wall, Performance Sports Group/Bauer

Michael McCann, Professor of Law, Director, Sports and Entertainment Law Institute

October 22, 2014

Schedule of Events:

5:30 p.m.
Opening remarks by Alexandra J. Roberts, Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property,
Executive Director, Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property

5:35 p.m.
Third-year UNH Law student and Becker & Poliakoff legal resident John DeWispelaere presents his forthcoming law review article, "Put The Coach on the Line: An Alternate Approach to Increasing Player Safety in the NHL."

5:45 p.m.
Second-year UNH Law student and The Pink Puck associate editor and writer Jessica Higham offers a response.

6:00 p.m.
Panel discussion

7:15 p.m.
Networking Reception

UNH School of Law, Room 229
(followed by networking reception in the Douglas Wood Boardroom)

This event is open to the public.

RSVP to Mary O'Malley, faculty assistant to the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property

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Jacksonville, FL

Happy Hour with complimentary snacks

Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Blue Sky Golf Club
1700 Monument Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225



Phoenix, AZ

Negotiation Topics, Tactics and Legal Issues followed by the Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs

Scheduled Panelists:

Melissa Goldenberg, General Counsel, Phoenix Suns & Phoenix Mercury
Trevor Bukstein, Assistant General manager, Phoenix Suns
Caleb Jay, Associate General Counsel, Arizona Diamondbacks

October 31, 2014
3:30 pm       Check in
4:00 pm       Panel Presentation*
5:30 pm       Networking

US Airway Center
201 E Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

For tickets please return form to: JLHawley@student.azsummitlaw.edu

Questions and inquiries please contact: SELS@azsummitlaw.edu

**One (1) CLE credit will be given for attending the panel. This event satisfies the suggested requirements of the MCBA, but is not an accredited MCBA event. Certificate of completion will be given.

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Las Vegas, NV

Hot Topics in sports Law

Guest Panelists:

Richard Berthelsen - Former General Counsel, NFLPA
Rich Ensor - Commissioner of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Peter Gopelrud - Dean and Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law
Debbie Spander - Vice President of Broadcasting, Wasserman Media Group
Richard Thigpen - General Counsel, Carolina Panthers
Glenn Wong, Professor, Sport Management Program - The University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Vered Yakovee - Associate Team Counsel, Boston Celtics

Bob Ruxin - President, Kazmaier Associates, Inc.

Thursday, November 6th
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Check-In
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Panel Presentation*
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Networking, Drinks + Appetizers

Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility
University of Las Vegas
William S. Boyd School of Law
4505 S Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154

$70 Attorneys
$50 Boyd Alumni who are not BSL Alumni Association Members
$25 Sports Law Association members and Boyd Alumni who are BSL Alumni Association Members
Free Boyd Faculty and Students
$35 General Public (no CLE credit requested)

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Indianapolis, IN

"Hear it From the AD's Office"

Scheduled Panelists:

  • Jack Swarbrick, Athletic Director at the University of Notre Dame
  • Morgan Burke, Athletic Director at Purdue University
  • Barry Collier, Athletic Director at Butler University

Moderated by:
Patrick Reilly, Attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Monday, November 10, 2014

11:15 a.m. — 11:45 a.m. EDT   Registration & Networking
11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. EDT     Lunch & Program

Faegre Baker Daniels
300 N Meridian Street
Suite 2700
Indianapolis, IN 46204

This program is being submitted for Indiana CLE certification.

There is no charge to attend this event, however, you must register in advance. Please RSVP to Melissa Pomerene at mpomerene@drohanmgmt.com by November 5, 2014

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