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Panelists  

2011 Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium
Date of Symposium: February 15, 2011

Panel 1 - Trial Publicity
 
Christopher D. Adams
Christopher D. Adams, Esq.
Walder, Hayden & Brogan, P.A.

Mr. Adams received his B.A., cum laude, from West Virginia University in 1995 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1998, where he served as President of the Student Bar Association and a tutor to first-year students. He concentrates his practice in the areas of state and federal criminal defense, attorney ethics matters and complex commercial litigation.
 
Darren Del Sardo
Darren Del Sardo, Esq.
Damico, Del Sardo & Montanari, L.L.C.

Mr. Del Sardo received his Juris Doctorate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1999. He is a highly regarded criminal attorney in Passaic County, and has given his legal knowledge and analysis to the general public through numerous television appearances in the Greater New York/New Jersey area.
 
Ellen C. Marshall
Ellen C. Marshall, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis L.L.P.

Ms. Marshall focuses her family law practice on high and medium net worth clients with regard to complex financial and custodial issues. In matrimonial litigation she has tried complex cases to conclusion and has argued before both trial and appellate courts.
 
Michael McCann
Prof. Michael McCann
Vermont Law School

Professor Michael McCann is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of sports law, antitrust, and behavioral law and economics. He received tenure in 2010 and is the Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee. Professor McCann is also a Legal Analyst for Sports Illustrated, the "Sports and the Law" columnist on SI.com, and, along with Harvard Law School professor Jon Hanson, a co-founder of The Project on Law and Mind Sciences at Harvard Law School.
 
Panel 2 - Labor Concerns in Sports & Entertainment
 
Jessica Berman
Jessica Berman, Esq.
National Hockey League

A former associate with the firm of Proskauer Rose LLP, Jessica Berman works as Associate Counsel for the National Hockey League, where she deals with issues of labor and employment law.
 
Ann Burdick
Ann Burdick, Esq.
Writers Guild of America East

Ms. Burdick received her B.S. from Cornell University and her J.D. from George Washington University in 1999. Formerly In-House Counsel at AFTRA and NYSUT, Ms. Burdick is Senior Counsel at the Writers Guild of American East and an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations in New Brunswick.
 
Marc Edelman
Marc Edelman, Esq.
Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Professor Marc Edelman is an Assistant Professor at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of antitrust, contracts, property law and sports law. He is regularly cited by the media about how the Sherman Act applies to professional sports leagues, and his publications have been cited by three Supreme Court briefs in the case American Needle v. National Football League.
 
 Alan C. Milstein
Alan C. Milstein, Esq.
Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky, P.A.

Mr. Milstein is nationally recognized as a preeminent litigator, expert, lecturer, and author. His expertise on bioethics issues has made him a sought-after television guest. He has appeared on Dateline, Sixty Minutes, 48 Hours, Hannity and Colmes, The Today Show, Sunday Morning, CBS News, NBC News, CNN, BBC’s Science and Nature, ZDF German Public Television, and NHK Japanese Public Television.
 
Ann Burdick
William Z. Ordower, MLS Vice President
Business and Legal Affairs