SLA Virtual Fall Symposium – The Future of Sports Media & Data Rights


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Thursday, November 3, 2022

All Times are Eastern

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Navigating the Growth of Women’s Sports Media Rights and NIL
This panel will analyze the surging popularity of women's sports, the growth of media rights for women's professional leagues and the unique ways female athletes are capitalizing on NIL opportunities.


Sandra Richards, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment


Zandria Conyers, Deputy General Counsel, NCAA
Bill Ordower, Chief operating officer & Chief Legal Officer, National Women’s Soccer League
Maddie Salamone, Sports Attorney, College Athlete Advocate, and Former Division I Lacrosse Player
Carol Stiff, Stiff Sports Media Consulting


1:40 pm – 2:40 pm

Exploring the New Frontiers of Sports Media
With rapid innovation and new technology, the interplay among linear TV, CTV and OTT continues to expand. This panel will share their perspectives on changes to sports media, content distribution and broadcast deals.


Daniel Cohen, Executive Vice President, Global Media Rights Consulting, Octagon


Brett Goodman, General Counsel, NBC Sports Group
Sunjay Mathews, Former General Counsel, DAZN North America
Adam Neuman, Chief of Staff, Strategy & Operations and Deputy General Counsel, Big Ten Conference
Amanda Oliver, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, NASCAR Enterprises, LLC


2:50 pm – 3:50 pm

Place Your Bets: The Impact of Sports Data on Wagering
This panel will explore the convergence of sports data and media in sports betting, challenges with real-time media and wagering, the emergence of biodata, and ethical and privacy rights issues.


Layth Gafoor, CEO, Lucentem Sports


Daniel Alfreds, Head of Legal, Stats Perform
Ashwin Krishnan, Head of Legal, BETR
Mark Merolli, Former General Counsel and Head of Corporate and Business Development, MyFitness Pal
Percy Wilman, Special Counsel LATAM, Genius Sports


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Future is Now: Sports and Web 3.0
Panelists will share perspectives and case studies on sports opportunities in the Metaverse, address NFT trends in memorabilia and ticketing, and provide insights into cryptocurrency sponsorships and stadium financial transactions.


Ivan Parron, Entertainment & Sports Lawyer / Business Counsel, Parron Law®


Philip Jones, Employment Law Associate, Ogletree Deakins
Ryne Miller, General Counsel, FTX
Ellen Zavian, General Counsel, USA Women’s Lacrosse

This program has been approved for 5 Continuing Legal Education Credits in FL and the request for approval is pending in NJ, NY, and CA.

Registration Fees:

Regular Member rate with Symposium registration
Renew or join now at the Regular Membership Rate and attend the Fall Symposium, all for $450.

Law Educator Member rate with Symposium registration
Renew or join now at the Law Educator Membership Rate** and attend the Fall Symposium, all for $325.

Student Member rate with Symposium registration
Renew or join now at the Student Membership Rate*** and attend the Fall Symposium, all for $175.

New Lawyer Member Rate**** with Symposium registration
Renew or join now at the New Lawyer Membership Rate**** and attend the Fall Symposium, all for $200.

Already renewed for 2023, contact Melissa Pomerene for a promotional discount code to register at for the Symposium for $150!

Regular Membership
*Regular membership in the Sports Lawyers Association shall include only attorneys who are licensed to practice law before the highest court of any jurisdiction.

Law Educator Membership
**A Law Educator is a person serving as a full- or part-time educator at an accredited college or university, and not actively engaged in practicing law, shall be eligible for law educator membership. Only law educator members who are full-time professors of law at a school of law accredited by the ABA and not actively engaged in practicing law may vote and hold office in the association.

Law Student Membership
***Any full-time law student enrolled at an accredited school of law shall be eligible for law student membership. Law student members shall have no vote nor be eligible to hold office in the association.

New Lawyer Membership
****Recent graduates who have passed their Bar exam within 2 years of their graduation. The same member benefits are extended as that of a Regular Membership.

Interested in registering for only the Fall Symposium?


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