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Business Law Fall Forum

Fall Forum Schedule

Forum Schedule

Location: Law School; McCarty Complex (Directions, Parking and Campus Map)

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:30 a.m. Session I - How Sports Teams and Leagues Operate
Moderator: Paul Ehrlich- General Counsel, adidas Group- Brands and Region Americas
Peter Cohen- Partner, Blackstone Advisory Partners
Mike Golub- COO, Portland Timbers
Ben Lauritsen- Vice President and General Counsel, Portland Trail Blazers
Neil Olshey- General Manager, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Roberts-Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law


10:45 a.m. Morning Break

11:00 a.m. Session II - When Teams Fail
Moderator: Samir Parikh- Lewis & Clark Law School
Douglas Baird- Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School
Bruce Bennett- Partner, Jones Day
Peter Cohen- Partner, Blackstone Advisory Partners
The Honorable Michael Lynn- United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Martin Sosland- Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Session III - Collective Bargaining, Lockouts, and Strikes
Moderator: Paul Haagen- Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Law & Policy, Duke Law School
Meir Feder- Partner, Jones Day                                                                          Gabe Feldman- Associate Professor of law and Director for the Sports Law Program, Tulane University Law School
Nathaniel Grow- Assistant Professor, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
Mike Reynvaan- Partner, Perkins Coie
Gary Roberts- Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m. Session IV - Why Professional Athletes File for Bankruptcy
Moderator: Rafael Pardo- Robert T. Thompson Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
Marc Edelman- Associate Professor of Law, Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York
Matt Levin- Attorney, Martowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhalf PC
Jeffrey Standen- Dean, Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
Warren Zola- Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs; Carroll School of Management at Boston College

4:15 p.m. Closing of Conference and Reception


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