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2010 Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium  

2010 Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium

Date of Symposium:  April 12, 2010

8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Seton Hall Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law will be hosting its annual Symposium on April 12, 2010, to address current sports and entertainment issues.  Specifically, this event will discuss financial and estate planning for athletes and entertainers, consider the bankruptcy and relocation issues related to the Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy litigation, and examine the National Football League's Rooney Rule.  The Symposium will address these topics in the form of three panels, moderated by Lance T. Eisenberg, Esq., Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor, Professor Geoffrey C. Rapp, University of Toledo College of Law, and Professor Charles Sullivan, Seton Hall University School of Law, respectively.  Additionally, Lou Lamoriello, CEO, President, and General Manager of the New Jersey Devils, will appear as the Symposium's keynote speaker.  5 CLE credits will be awarded for full day attendance.


PANEL 1: Financial & Estate Planning for Athletes and Entertainers in Turbulent Times

Brian Mackler, NFL Contract Advisor & CPA, Sportstars, Inc.

Andrew Bondarowicz, Esq., NFL Contract Advisor, Aregatta Group

Timothy J. McIlwain, Esq., Partner, McKenna McIlwain, LLP

Courtney Hall, Managing Director, Hillcrest Venture Partners, & former NFL Player

Jim Spanarkel, Financial Advisor and former Duke Basketball Player

PANEL 2: Franchise Bankruptcy & Relocation Rights

James A. Keyte, Esq., Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, LLP

Professor Marc Edelman, Professor Barry University School of Law and Sports Attorney

Andrew Sroka, Esq., Senior Associate, Brown Rudnick LLP

Hon. Rosemary Gambardella, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

PANEL 3: Equal Opportunity in Coaching: Rooney Rule & Similar Minority Initiatives

Professor Robert Boland, New York University Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management

Robert Talley, Head Football Coach, Stonehill College

Dr. M. Diane Murphy, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Columbia University