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Brooklyn Law School to host Sports Law Symposium

November 6, 2022 Rob Abruzzese
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Brooklyn Law School will host its second annual Sports Law Symposium with professor Jodi Balsam serving as one of the moderators on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The event will feature Tim Slavin, managing director and chief legal officer of OneTeam Partners, LLC., as its keynote speaker.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Sports Intellectual Property in a Time of Disruption” and it will be hosted by BLS’ Brooklyn Entertainment & Sports Law Society (BESLS) & the Intellectual Property Law Association.

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The six-hour event will feature three sessions. The first is titled Sports Trademarks: Challenges & Opportunities and will be moderated by Prof. Jodi Balsam, who is the BLS sports law professor and director of the externship program. She will be joined by Andrew Patrick, counsel at MSG Sports, Wendy Li, associate counsel at BSE Global, and Mark Conrad, professor at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

Prof. Jodi Balsam will moderate one of the panels at Brooklyn Law School’s second annual Sports Law Symposium. Eagle file photo by Robert Abruzzese

The second panel will focus on the future of sports broadcasting. It will be moderated by Anthony Iliakostas, manager of ABC News Rights and Clearances and an adjunct professor at New York Law School. He will be joined by Michelle Torres, senior counsel at NBC Sports, Laurie Curnes, senior director at ESPN, and Bretta Oluyede, counsel at Youtube.

The final panel, Athlete Publicity Rights: Colleges & Beyond, will be moderated by Dan Lust, a sports law professor at New York Law School, with Arun Thottakara,, a legal coordinator at Excel Sports Management, Medhi Ansari, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, and Robert Boland, a sports law professor at Seton Hall Law.

After the three panels are wrapped up, lunch will be served as guests listen to Tim Slavin give his keynote speech.

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