2014 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium

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The 2014 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium—An Inside Look at the World of Agents: Past, Present and Future—provided a 360° analysis of the sports agent world. From the cutthroat nature of the business to future challenges ahead, this behind-the-scenes look at one of the most competitive careers was a must-see event for anyone interested in the business of sports.

The Symposium took place Friday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Arthur M. Goldberg Commons at Villanova University School of Law. This program was approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 CLE credits (2 substantive, 1 ethics).

Click here to view a recorded webcast of the event.


David Cornwell
David Cornwell and Andrew Brandt
Sol Weiss
Sol Weiss and Andrew Brandt
Arn Tellum
David Feher and Andrew Brandt

Moderated by Moorad Center Director Andrew Brandt, panels included:

  • State of Sports Law: 9-10:00 a.m.
    Practicing attorneys discussed the most debated, headline-grabbing issues of the day.

    David Cornwell, Gordon & Rees, LLP, Counsel for Alex Rodriguez and Jonathan Martin
    Sol Weiss '72 VLS, Anapol Schwartz, Co-lead Counsel in NFL Concussion Injury Litigation
    David G. Feher, Winston & Strawn, Counsel for newly-filed antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA


Barry Hanrahan and Aileen Dagrosa
Barry Hanrahan, Aileen Dagrosa and Andrew Brandt
Brian Westbrook
Brian Westbrook
  • Views of Athlete Representation: 10-11:00 a.m.
    Topics in athlete representation were explored from the team and player perspectives.

    Team Perspective:
    Barry Hanrahan, Assistant General Manager, Philadelphia Flyers
    Aileen Dagrosa, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Philadelphia Eagles

    Player Perspective:
    Brian Westbrook VSB ‘01, former NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers) and commentator for Comcast SportsNet Philly


Condon Steinberg Tellem
Jeffrey Moorad, Tom Condon, Andrew Brandt, Leigh Steinberg and Arn Tellem
  • Super Agents: 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Moderated by Andrew Brandt and Jeffrey Moorad, Chairman/CEO, Moorad Sports Partners

    Tom Condon, Co-Chief of Creative Artist Agency – Football Division
    Clients include Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford and Robert Griffin III

    Leigh Steinberg
    , CEO of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment
    Clients have included Steve Young, Troy Aikman, Warren Moon, Lennox Lewis and Oscar de la Hoya

    Arn Tellem, Vice-Chairman of Wasserman Media Group
    Clients include Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook

Prior to the event start,the Moorad Center hosted a special session entitled “How to Get Into the Agent Business.” Michael Siegel VLS ‘96, a certified NBA and NFL agent whose firm's clients include Kawhi Leonard and Jerod Mayo, and Jerrold Colton, an NFL and NHL agent whose client roster includes David Akers and Jahri Evans, engaged in a revealing conversation about the business and how to launch your career. This session, geared for law students, was held from 8-8:45 a.m. in Law School classroom 203.

A limited number of Leigh Steinberg’s book, “The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game,” were available free of charge to attendees, courtesy of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law.