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Los Angeles, CA

Join the Sports Lawyers Association and Pepperdine University Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports and Culture for a panel discussion on Creation, Protection, and Enforcement of Brand and Image in Entertainment, Media, and Sports

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Where: STAPLES Center, DTLA, 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Conference Room for the Panel)

NHL LA Kings vs. Minnesota Wild hockey game to follow at 7:30 p.m. (seats in the 200 level, but upgrades available)


Legal side: Charles J. Harder, HARDER LLP
Business/Brand side: Dedan Brozino, Rose Bowl Stadium | Chief Development Officer
Talent/Brand side: Jessica Hall, Radio/TV Personality-Blogger, Founder

To attend, please contact Nick to purchase your tickets (prices start at $60):

Nick Grodotzke
Manager, Business Development
o: 213.742.7352

**One hour of MCLE credit Available.
These excellent panelists will be discussing image, brand, protection and enforcement in the EMS space.

Questions: contact Jeremy Evans
SLA Southern California, Outreach Co-Captain

Hempstead, NY

Please join the SLA and Hofstra Law's Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) for a Roundtable conversation on current Professional and NCAA sports law issues, and why the game may never be the same. The expert panel discussion will include topics such as current litigation in professional sports, including MiLB FLSA Wage Suit against the MLB, as well as NCAA limitations on Student-Athlete Name, Image and Likeness Rights.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Hofstra Law School | Room 308
A networking reception will follow the roundtable discussion. For more information, contact SELS president Tony Farina at

There is no fee to attend. Registration is required, and seating is limited.


Gregg E. Clifton '85
Principal and Co-Leader of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Gregg Clifton has extensive experience in the collegiate and professional sports worlds. He has advised numerous professional franchises on general labor and employment issues, including Title III ADA regulatory compliance and wage-and-hour issues. He serves as lead counsel for several Major League Baseball teams in their salary arbitration matters and has represented NCAA and NAIA collegiate clients regarding rules compliance and investigatory matters and in disciplinary hearings.


Garrett Broshuis
Associate, Korein Tillery

Much of Garrett Broshuis' complex litigation practice is sports-related. He represents dozens of former minor league baseball players in a wage-and-hour action challenging the pay scheme for minor leaguers. He also represents clients in securities litigation emanating from the failure of the mortgage-backed securities market. His appellate experience includes briefing and arguing multiple cases in the Missouri Court of Appeals.

Robin Harris
Executive Director, The Ivy League

Since becoming the Ivy League Council of Presidents' second full-time Executive Director on July 1, 2009, Robin Harris has led the Ivy League to new heights in a number of areas. She oversaw the implementation of the Ivy League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments; guided the League in the creation and development of the Ivy League Network (ILN) and the transition to a ten-year partnership with ESPN; implemented a continuing, broad-based concussion research and prevention initiative; expanded and negotiated the Ivy League’s television coverage agreements; fostered a long-term relationship with JMI Sports to introduce new League-wide sponsorship deals; and focused the League’s communication on core messaging points. She has continued to help the League’s member schools foster an unrivaled experience for Ivy League student-athletes towards a foundation for life-long success through a broad-based offering of athletic and academic pursuits. In 2019, she was named Administrator of the Year by Women's Leaders in College Sports.

Darren Heitner
Founder, Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C.

Darren Heitner has served as legal counsel to some of the most well known individuals and corporate entities in the world, including NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown, NBA superstar Draymond Green, full-service sports agency Rosenhaus Sports Representation, massively successful nutritional and dietary supplement company Evlution Nutrition, and retired athletes such as Manny Ramirez and Luis Castillo.

Kevin S. Parker
New York State Senator, 21st District

A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, Senator Parker was first elected to the New York State Senate in 2002 to represent the diverse 21st Senatorial District, which includes Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. The eight-term lawmaker is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications and proudly serving as the whip for the Democratic majority.

Angela A. Smedley
Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP

Much of Angela Smedley’s litigation practice involves the application of the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, and the Federal Arbitration Act to the unique landscape of professional sports. In this context, she has represented clients such as the National Football League Players Association, the National Basketball Players Association, and a variety of individual professional athletes and sports agents. She also has experience representing multinational corporations in class-action antitrust litigation, including in multiple auto parts cases in one of the largest multi-district litigations to date.

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San Francisco, CA

Discussion of Recent California Sports and Entertainment Topics / Mixer

November 14, 2019

Please join Seyfarth Shaw, the Pac-12, and SLA for a discussion of recent California sports and entertainment topics including SB-206 and its impact on the collegiate amateurism model, AB-5 and its impact on the independent contractor/employee distinction for sports entities, and the recent Ninth Circuit decision in Dawson, amongst other interesting topics. A mixer for all attendees and tour of Pac-12 Conference and Networks will be included.

When: November 14th, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Pac-12
360 3rd Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107

Please RSVP by emailing:

Sarasota, FL

Are You Ready to Be a Part of Herstory?

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Please join the SLA and Women's Sports Museum (WSM) as we celebrate the first-of-its kind in the world Women's Sports Museum devoted solely to women in sports to be built in Sarasota, FL. The much-anticipated museum will be a living, breathing museum featuring interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits that recognize the women who have given their time, talent, tears and triumphs to defy gender stereotypes and lead all women to heights beyond expectation. The museum is for all women in sport — athletes, coaches, journalists, broadcasters, LAWYERS!, referees, business women, etc. The mission is to inspire girls through the power of sport, the vision — inspire ALL through the power of sport.

The idea for the Women's Sports Museum was sparked by a former All-American Girls Professional Baseball Player. The initial concept was to build a museum for professional women baseball players, but once WSM's founding board members learned that there wasn’t a single museum in the world dedicated solely to women in sports — the focus changed.

When: November 16, 2019
Discount Code for SLA Members: SLA2019
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34236

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Durham, NC

Join us for a North Carolina Tailgate and HBCU Football Game

We cordially invite you to attend a Sports Industry Panel hosted by the Sports Lawyers Association at North Carolina Central University Law School. This event will promote conversations between the areas’ premier sports industry professionals and will be followed by a tailgate and HBCU football game. This event takes place on November 16, 2019 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at NCCU Law School before heading to the Football Stadium. All members of the NC Bar Sports & Entertainment Section, Sports Lawyers Association, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, and Esports Bar Association receive discounted admission to the event after the free RSVP tickets are unavailable.

November 16, 2019

NCCU Law School
640 Nelson Street
Durham, NC 27707

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Meet and Greet
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM Outside Counsel Panel
12:30 AM - 2:00 AM Tailgate
2:30 AM NCCU vs SCSU Football Game

Sherrod Seward, Esq. | Attorney |Sherrod Sports Visas

Ryan Fairchild, Esq. | Esports Attorney | Brooks Pierce
Taren Moore, Esq. | Executive Director of Athletics Human Resources | Duke University
Yao Williams ii | Head of International Business | Athletes First Partners


** Pre-registration is required. Sherrod Sports Visas will secure parking passes for first twenty attendees that RSVP at least 5 days in advance in the closest parking deck to the law school. NCCU does not permit vehicles on campus during game day. Other guests are encouraged to purchase parking at the deck or catch third-party transportation to the law school. The walk from the Law School to the Stadium is about .5 miles.

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