Thursday, 14 November 2013

University of Chicago 4th Annual Sports Symposium

This Friday, November 15, 2013, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business will host its Fourth Annual Sports Symposium, organized by the School's Media, Entertainment & Sports Group (MESG).  Panelists throughout the day will be coming in from the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Fire, Chicago Sky, Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Gatorade, Intersport, and the Chicago Cubs.  Panel topics include: navigating front office management of professional teams, the increasing role of analytics in sport, and the growth of digital marketing.

I will be moderating the legal panel entitled: "The Impact of Increased Litigation in Sports."  We anticipate covering a number of topics from the concussion lawsuits to the student-athlete likeness litigation to doping.  Our panelists follow:
  • Bobby Hacker, VP of Business and Legal Affairs, Fox Sports
  • Jill Bodensteiner, Sr. Associate AD, University of Notre Dame
  • Todd Henderson, Professor, University of Chicago Law School
  • Michael LeRoy, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law and School of Labor Relations
  • Michael Siegel, Player Agent, Siegel Sports
  • Daniel Gandert, Professor, Northwestern Law School
Please come by if you are in the area.  More details can be found through the hyperlink above.

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