11th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Moot Court Room
Now in it's 11th year, the Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium returns to an in-person format on April 15, 2022.  The Symposium brings students, attorneys and industry experts from all over the country to discuss emerging legal issues in the fields of sports and entertainment law.  The event will include a distinguished four-panel set covering a range of current sports and entertainment topics, a unique dialogue with NBA Agent and C|M|LAW Alumnus, Mark Termini '84, and opportunities to network through interactive sessions.

Students Free - REGISTER HERE

Professionals (CLE credit available) - REGISTER HERE

Program Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.:   Registration/Check-in
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.:  Coffee Chat with the Cleveland Cavaliers Front Office
This interactive Q&A breakfast session will feature members of the Cavaliers Front Office to discuss the day-to-day experience of working in professional sports as well as new developments in the industry.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.:  Panel 1: The Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) Landscape
This panel will explore the dramatic shift in college sports within the last year with collegiate athletes now able to monetize their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) through brand deals and partnerships as well as how experts expect this landscape to evolve, the IP law implications, and the overall need for legal representation in this area. 
11:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.:  Panel 2:  Breaking into the Industry  
This panel will explore how young attorneys can prepare themselves for a career in sports and entertainment law, including how to refine their skills, develop expertise, network and find opportunities within the industry.
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.:  Networking Lunch in Law School Atrium
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.:  A Dialogue with Mark Termini
Mark Termini, a Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumnus, is a Cleveland, Ohio-based sports attorney, NBA contract negotiator, and agent. Mark Termini has personally negotiated over $2 billion in NBA player contracts. This unique question and answer session will explore Mark’s industry insights and current topics in sports and entertainment law. 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.:  Panel 3: The New Era of Sports and Entertainment
This panel will explore the rapidly changing technology within the sports and entertainment industry including topics such as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Virtual/Augmented Reality, digital streaming, eSports, gaming, and wearable technology as well as changes in state and federal law that facilitate such technology and what the implications are for the intellectual property rightsholders.
2:45 – 3:45 p.m:  Panel 4: Diverse Representation
Moderated by Founder of Diverse Representation, Jaia Thomas, this panel will explore themes of equity and representation. Diverse Representation seeks to ensure diversity throughout all facets of the sports and entertainment industry, especially those who represent entertainers and professional athletes, negotiate fair deals on their behalf and foster relationships for future work.
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.:  Closing Remarks


Featured Speaker: 
Mark Termini | Sports Attorney, NBA Contract Negotiator and Agent, Mark Termini Associates Inc

Featured Panel:
Diverse Representation, moderated by Jaia Thomas | Sports + Entertainment Attorney; Founder

  • F. Allen Boseman | Attorney & Principal/Owner at Sherman Boseman Legal Group LLC
  • Aaron Caputo | Executive Director, Legal & Client Services, The Superlative Group, Inc.
  • Angelin Chang | CMLAW Professor, GRAMMY Award Winner
  • Mehek Cooke | General Counsel, Ten Talents NIL
  • Kelton Crenshaw | NFL Agent, Attorney
  • David V. Croft | Partner, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
  • Dave DeVillers | Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP & Counsel, Ten Talents NIL
  • Lee Fisher | Dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Chris Harrington | Associate General Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cardale Jones | Former OSU Football Player; Chief Talen Officer, Ten Talents NIL
  • Katie Leach | Legal Counsel, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Alberta Lee | Senior Vice President, People, and Culture at Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Andrea Liguore | Owner and Principal Attorney of The Law Offices of Andrea Ligoure, LLC
  • Lacey Mencl | Associate Legal Counsel, National Womens Soccer League
  • Tom Moglovkin | EVP Business Affairs/General Counsel
  • Meg Murray | General Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jordan Ohler | Chief Communications Officer, Ten Talents NIL
  • Paige Rabatin | Associate, Korhman Jackson & Krantz
  • Ted Tywang | Vice President and General Counsel, Haslam Sports Group
  • Ricky Volante | Attorney: Chief Executive Officer, The Professional Collegiate League
  • Taylor Washington | Attorney, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
  • Kristin Williams | Associate Commissioner/Institutional Services & Senior Woman Administrator, Mid-American Conference. 

Presented by:

and in collaboration with: The Cleveland Marshall Intellectual Property & Trademark Association

CLE credit: 4.75 hours

Category: CLE Programs, Faculty, Public Lectures, Student

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