The 2019 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium, 4/12

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9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons

 

 

The Future of Sports:

Trends and Insights on a Changing Landscape

 

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As society changes, so do our pastimes. This year's Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Symposium will examine The Future of Sports and how the industry is evolving to respond to societal and fan demands with insights from athletes, industry experts and attorneys.

The symposium takes place on Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. This program, which is open to the public, is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 2.5 substantive CLE credits and 1 Ethics credit.

 

Schedule

 

Interview with Michael Rubin, Executive Chairman of Fanatics and co-owner of Philadelphia 76ers

 

Panel 1 —The Future of the NCAA

Discussing the implications of these new business and legal developments in college sports and on the future of the NCAA and the student-athlete model.

Panelists include:

Val Ackerman, Commissioner, Big East Conference
Mark Jackson, Director of Athletics, Villanova University
Brian Westbrook '01 VSB, former Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro Running Back and Member, SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group

 

Moderated by Andrew Brandt, Director, The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sports Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

Panel 2 - Gender Equality and Equal Pay in Sports 

Exploring the future of women’s sports in the context of the recent movements for gender equity and equal pay. 

Panelists include:

Jeffrey Kessler, Counsel for US Women's National Soccer Team in litigation against US Soccer Federation
Penny Lee, Head of Public Affairs, Invariant

 

Moderated by Andrew Brandt, Director, The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sports Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

Panel 3 - Data, Gambling and Privacy of Athletes

Discussing the multitude of issues arising from legalized gambling and the proliferation of data and its effect on privacy.

Panelists include:

Adam Berger '10, Associate, Duane Morris LLP
Jeffrey S. Moorad '81,
Chairman, Morgan Lewis Global Sports Industry Practice and Chairman/CEO, Moorad Sports Partners
Michele Roberts
, Executive Director, NBA Players Association
Darren Rovell, Senior Executive Producer, The Action Network

 

Moderated by Andrew Brandt, Director, The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sports Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

The Moorad Symposium is sponsored by Morgan Lewis.

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