What: Duke Law School’s 2nd Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium – The Business: Recent Developments and New Challenges in Sports, Entertainment and the Law

When: March 16, 2012 (9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.)

Where: Duke Law School 3043 (map)

Schedule of Events

9:00 – 9:20: Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:20 – 9:30: Opening Remarks

9:30 – 10:15: Collective Bargaining Panel

  • David Feher, Partner, Co-Chair of Sports Litigation Practice, Dewey Leboeuf, New York Office
  • Gary Roberts, Dean and Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis

10:20 – 11:05: New Age, New Problems: Athletes’ Rights of Publicity and Other IP Issues Panel

  • Curt Clausen, Associate, Skadden Arps, New York Office
  • Gary Roberts, Dean and Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis

11:10 – 11:55: Entertainment Law Firm Panel

  • T. Robert Zochowski, Jr., Corporate Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Adam Cooper, Corporate Associate, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Alma Asay, Litigation Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

12:00 – 12:30: Immigration Issues in Professional and Amateur Sports Presentation

  • Robert Seiger, Partner, Jackson Lewis, Philadelphia Office

12:30 – 1:30: Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:15: Structuring Complex Sports Transactions Panel

  • Chris Melvin, Partner, Nixon Peabody, New York Office
  • David Connolly, Partner, Shearman &Sterling, New York Office
  • Richard Brand, Partner, Chair of Sports Practice Group, Arent Fox, Washington DC Office

2:20 – 3:05: Entertainment In-House Panel

  • Rick Baker, VP, Business and Legal Affairs, Content Distribution & Marketing, MTV Networks
  • Clifton Knight, Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Direct Brands
  • Jill Greenwald, Assistant General Counsel, ABC
  • Mavis Fowler-Williams, Adjunct Professor, Columbia Law School & former Director of Business Affairs at CBS News and Nickelodeon                                

3:10 – 3:55: General Counsel Panel

  • William Traurig, General Counsel of Carolina Hurricanes
  • Scott Wilkinson, General Counsel of Atlanta Hawks

4:00 – 4:45: Working With Talent in Sports and Entertainment Panel

  • Gregg Clifton, Partner, Co-Chair of Collegiate and Professional Sports Industry Group, Jackson Lewis, Phoenix Office
  • Mark Watkins, Intellectual Property Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

4:45: – 4:50: Closing Remarks

4:50 – 6:00: Formal Networking Reception in Star Commons