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Fri, Apr 5, 2024 11:00am - 3:00pm
2024 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium

This symposium promises to be a comprehensive and insightful event for anyone interested in the legal aspects of the sports industry. Attendees will hear discussions on managing legal liabilities in sports injuries and exploration of legal considerations for organizing sports events, including contracts and regulatory compliance.  Legal representation for athletes and organizations will be a key focus, covering contracts, endorsements, disputes, anti-doping rules, and intellectual property.  Additionally, ethical concerns, governance structures, and integrity in sports will be addressed.  


11:00 - 11:45 am:  Representing the Athlete
Kelton Crenshaw
  • Kelton Crenshaw '13, NFL Agent, Klutch Sports Group, LLC




Ricky Volante
  • Ricky Volante '15, Core 5 Sports Management




Hannah Valente Cropped
  • Hannah Valente JD, Sports Agent 




Tyler Walchanowicz
  • Tyler Walchanowicz '20, Friedman Nemecek & Long L.L.C.




12:00 - 12:45 pm:  Women in Sports
Lacy Mencl
  • Lacy Mencl '20, National Women's Soccer League




Imani Tibbs - Cropped
  • Imani Denmark Tibbs '23, Thompson Hine LLP





Brittini Fabinak-Associate General Counsel, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Brittni Fabinak, Associate General Counsel, Jacksonville Jaguars 





Shelby Close
  • Shelby Klose, Deputy General Counsel, Chicago Fire FC
1:00 - 2:00 pm:  Keynote: Mark Termini '84, Cleveland Sports Agent & Attorney
photo of sports agent and attorney Mark Termini

Cleveland-based lawyer and sports agent Mark Termini has represented professional basketball players, coaches, and executives for more than 30 years. From 2014 to 2019, he personally negotiated $1.4 billion in contracts for a number of NBA clients, including Ben SimmonsJohn WallEric BledsoeTristan ThompsonDraymond Green, and LeBron James.  Over the course of his career he has negotiated more than $2 billion in professional sports contracts. His is the author of an acclaimed 2023 book, “Words to Negotiate By: Axioms, proverbs and collected wisdom from a lifetime operating in the complex worlds of business and sports.” Mark is a distinguished 1984 alumnus of CSU|LAW.

2:15 - 3:00 pm:  Legal Implications of Sports Injuries
Danielle D'Ambrose
  • Danielle D'Ambrose, D'Ambrose P.C.




Jason Setchen
  • Jason Setchen, Jason A. Setchen P.A.




Stephanie Verdoia
  • Stephanie Verdoia, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP





Registration is free.  


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3.25 hours pending
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