Cardozo Sports Law Symposium


March 16, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm


Welcome to the Sixth Annual Sports Law Symposium at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law!

On Friday March 16th, please join us as we examine some of the most contentious legal issues in sports. Our Sixth Annual Sports Law Symposium will feature three panels and a networking lunch. All of the panelists are experts in their own right and come from a variety of areas within the Sports industry.

There will be 4.5 CLE Credits available.

We look forward to having you!

Fri, March 16, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

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Schedule of the Event:

Check in and Light Refreshments (9:30 - 10:00)

The Complex Relationship between the NCAA and NBA (10:00 - 11:30)

The Future of Sports in the Age of Virtual Reality (11:30 - 1:00)

Networking Lunch (1:00 - 2:00)

Sports, Free Speech and the First Amendment (2:00 - 3:30)

Panel Details:

1. The Complex Relationship between the NCAA and NBA (10:00 - 11:30, 1.5 CLE Credits)

Jason Belzer, Founder of GAME, Inc. (moderator)

Jeff Schwartz, President and Founder of Excel Sports Management

David Feher, Co-Chair of the Sports Law Practice at Winston & Strawn LLP

Malcolm Lemmons, Founder of Players Point Agency

Jim Engles, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Columbia University

Richard Kent, Partner at Meyers Breiner & Kent LLP & Sports Author


2. The Future of Sports in the Age of Virtual Reality (11:30 - 1:00, 1.5 CLE Credits)

Harris Peskin, Associate at ESG Law (moderator)

Sean Kane, Partner & Co-Chair of the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

James Gatto, Partner & Co-Leader of the Social Media and Games Team at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Matthew Pace, Partner at Rimon Law

Robert J. deBrauwere, Partner & Co-Chair of the Digital Media Group at Pryor Cashman LLP


3. Sports, Free Speech and the First Amendment (2:00 - 3:30, 1.5 CLE Credits)

Martin Edel, Partner at Miller & Wrubel PC & Professor of Sports Law (moderator)

Steve Silver, Associate at Pierce Atwood LLP & Co-Founder of The Legal Blitz

Scooby Axson, Writer at Sports Illustrated & US Army Veteran

Mark Conrad, Director of the Sports Business Program at Fordham & Sports Author

Elie Mystal, Executive Editor for Above the Law

*For the full bios of the panelists, please contact


All guest who plan on attending must register for a General Admission ticket. If you plan on getting CLE credit, please register for the General Admission (CLE Credit) ticket.


Please Note:

For those attending, neither the Sports Law Society nor the Cardozo School of Law are resposible for lost or stolen items left at the self coatcheck or in the building.

The panels may finish early or run late, so please plan accordingly.

The event is open to the public, so feel free to spread the word!


For any questions or inquiries, please contact the Sports Law Society at



Cardozo-Brookdale Center-Jacob Burns Moot Court Room; Cardozo-Brookdale Center-Lobby