September 11, 2014 @ 8:30 am – September 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Benson Memorial Center
Santa Clara University

The symposium qualifies for 5.5 hours California Bar CLE general credit.

The Brave New World of College Athletics
Bullying and a Culture of Performance
Trending Topics
Match Fixing – the New Danger to U.S. Sports


Keynote Speaker

Paraag Marathe

Paraag Marathe
President, San Francisco 49ers

Featured Lunchtime Speaker

Travis Tygart

Travis Tygart
CEO United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

Brave New World of College Athletics

Marisa BrutocoMarisa Brutoco
Corporate Counsel,

Ilan Ben-HananjpgIlan Ben-Hanan
VP Programming and Acquisitions,

Missy ConboyMissy Conboy
Sr. Deputy Athletic Director,
University of Notre Dame

Marisa BrutocoModerator: Tom Farrey
Aspen Institute Sports & Society ESPN Correspondent

Bernard MuirBernard Muir
The Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics, Stanford University

Jamie ZaninovichJamie Zaninovich
Deputy Commissioner and COO,
Pac-12 Conference

Bullying and a Culture of Performance

Gary Namie


Jim Thompson

Brandi Chastain
Retired US World Champion Soccer Team Player

Dr. Gary Namie
Founder, Workplace Bullying Institute

Dr. William Pollock
Founder, National Violence Prevention & Study Center; Professor, Harvard Medical School

Jim Thompson
CEO & Founder,
Positive Coaching Alliance

Trending Topics

Hannah GordonModerator: Hannah Gordon
Director of Legal Affairs,
San Francisco 49ers

Rich BrandRich Brand
Chair, Sports Practice Group,
Arent Fox

Patrick DunkleyPatrick Dunkley
Senior University Counsel; Deputy Director of Athletics, HR and Legal Affairs,
Stanford University

William Gould IV
Professor Emeritus, Stanford Law School
and former NLRB Chairman

Ryan NeceRyan Nece
former NFL Player, Entrepreneur, Football Analyst and Philanthropist

Match-Fixing –
the New Danger to U.S. Sports

Patricia Ernstrom

Declan Hill

Patricia Ernstrom
Executive Director,
San Jose Sports Authority

Dr. Declan Hill
Investigative Journalist
Author, Academic

Afternoon Discussion –
A Big Picture View of Ethics in Sport

Jack Bowen

Jack Bowen
Philosopher, Ethicist, Author, Coach

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San Francisco ’49ers

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2014 Sports Law Symposium Speaker Bios


Jack graduated from Stanford with Honors in Human Biology and went on to earn a masters in philosophy with an emphasis in Sport Ethics graduating summa cum laude from California State University, Long Beach. He has published three books, his most recent being “If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers” (Random House, 2010) as well as a philosophical novel, “The Dream Weaver” (Penguin, 2008) and a college-level philosophy textbook. While at Stanford Jack was a 2-time All-American and NCAA MVP water polo player and was the alternate goalie on the 2006 Olympic Team. He has coached water polo at Menlo School for the past 13 years, winning the league championship 12 years and the section championship 5 times. In 2011 he was named by the Positive Coaching Alliance as a National Award Winner and now serves as the chair of the National Coaches Council for PCA. He teaches philosophy at Menlo School and serves as their College Athletics Councilor.

Partner, Arent Fox, Washington D.C.

Rich Brand, a partner in the Business Department and the chair of the firm’s Sports Practice Group, focuses on sports law, real estate and corporate transactions, e-commerce, hospitality and leisure, and partnership and corporate law.

Rich is recognized as a leading sports attorney by Chambers USA and as a leading real estate attorney by Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. As noted by Chambers USA, “he is highly regarded for his expertise in representing both sellers and purchasers of sports teams” and “he brings tons of experience, and good business sense to the deal table.”

Rich speaks extensively on many aspects of sports, real estate and hospitality law at major industry conferences. He is frequently featured on the Yes Network’s Forbes SportsMoney sports talk show and has been seen on CNN and other national video/television programs. Rich is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center teaching “Drafting, Negotiating and Understanding Sports Law Transactions” and regularly guest lectures at prominent undergraduate and graduate Sports Administration programs.


Marisa Brutoco is an attorney at YouTube/Google, who focuses on digital media deals and technology advising and transactions. She is YouTube’s lead attorney for sports and live streaming and negotiates deals with the professional sports leagues, college conference and other partners, such as Red Bull, UFC and the US Olympic Committee. Marisa also works on government, news, and entertainment partnerships for YouTube/Google Play. She previously was an attorney for Apple/iTunes and was an associate in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s technology transactions group. Marisa is on the Executive Committee and is a member of the Board for Santa Clara University’s Institute of Sports Law & Ethics. Marisa is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School, serving on Stanford Law School’s Board of Visitors and the Board of Directors for Stanford Athletics.


A two-time All-American, Chastain gained international fame by helping the U.S. National Team win the inaugural Women’s World Cup, by bringing home the first-ever Olympic women’s soccer gold medal and making that famous penalty kick to secure a second World Cup. Brandi, a former Bronco All-American and assistant coach, returned to the Broncos full-time for the 2010 season as a volunteer assistant coach and is set to begin her third season on the sidelines. Brandi also serves as an expert commentator on Olympic and World Cup Soccer broadcasts.


Missy Conboy, a 27-year veteran of the Notre Dame Athletic Department staff, serves as the senior deputy director of athletics, having also served as the interim director of athletics in the summer of 2008. She oversees the Center of Excellence for Operational Innovation and Community Commitment, which includes the Campus Crossroads Project, facility development, management, and marketing, event management and game day operations, RecSports, community outreach, sports camps, equipment, special events, and the Monogram Club. She serves as the primary university contact for all Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) matters, and is departmental liaison to the Athletic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and the Faculty Board on Athletics. She is currently a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions. Conboy, a 1982 Notre Dame graduate, received her J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1985 and worked with the enforcement staff of the NCAA before joining the Notre Dame community in 1987.  [She is on the Board for Santa Clara University's Institute of Sports Law & Ethics].

Director of Athletics and Recreation, Santa Clara University

Since taking over as the Director of Athletics and Recreation in August 2004, Dan Coonan has helped take the Broncos to new heights on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Since 2005 the Broncos have won two WCC Commissioner’s Cups, and finished as the runner-up twice. They have won nine WCC Championships and teams or athletes from 11 different sports have advanced to post-season play. Twenty-one Bronco teams have advanced to NCAA tournaments, with two reaching the Final Four. The Broncos can boast one National Player of the Year, 21 All-Americans, a Rhodes Scholar, and eight Conference Players of the Year. A 1984 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Coonan received his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1987, where he earned a spot on the Law Review.

Deputy Director, HR and Legal Affairs at Stanford University

Patrick Dunkley joined the Stanford Department of Athletics and Recreation (DAPER) in the spring of 2011 as one of the two Deputy Directors of Athletics. Dunkley is responsibility for human resources, DAPER legal affairs and leadership initiatives. Dunkley also is the sport administrator for indoor and outdoor track and field, cross-country, baseball, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, and lightweight rowing.

Dunkley joined DAPER after nearly a decade of serving Stanford as a member of the Office of the General Counsel. During his time in the legal office Dunkley became intimately involved in the activities of DAPER serving as its legal counsel. Dunkley was selected by Provost John Etchemendy to serve as interim athletic director in 2012 after the departure of Bob Bowlsby to become the Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference and before the hiring of current Athletic Director, Bernard Muir.

Prior to his arrival at Stanford, Dunkley was a vice president in the legal department at Charles Schwab and Company in San Francisco. He spent the first 10 years of his legal career as an associate and partner at Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman. Before he began his legal career Dunkley was a certified public accountant for eight years including several years at a national accounting firm.


Patricia Ernstrom, Executive Director of San Jose Sports Authority has a wealth of experience in sports management. During her tenure at the Sports Authority, Patricia has helped bring a diverse set of events to San Jose, including the NHL All-Star Game, Women’s Final Four, Women’s World Cup, USA Volleyball Open Championship, USA Water Polo Junior Olympic Championships, Dew Action Sports Tour, NCAA Basketball Championships and USA vs. Ireland Boxing.


The Sports and Society program is led by director Tom Farrey, an Emmy Award-winning journalist for ESPN and author of the book, Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children. Farrey’s work over the years has explored the connections between sport and the largest themes in society – education, globalization, technology, race and ethics, among others.

As a journalist, his reports have appeared on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, SportsCenter and E:60, ABC’s World News Tonight and Good Morning America, and in the Seattle Times, Business Week and Washington Post. He is a contributing writer at ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, where in 1996 he was one of the website’s first editors. Two of his stories have won television Emmy awards, and his written work has earned top national honors from organizations including the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalists.

His 2008 book, Game On, a deep exploration of the culture of modern youth sports, is a required text in courses at universities from Florida to Oregon. He was invited by the Aspen Institute to speak about the book at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival, and oversaw the launch of the Sports & Society Program in May 2011. He can be followed on Twitter at @TomFarrey.


Hannah Gordon is the Director of Legal Affairs at the San Francisco Forty Niners. Gordon works on the Levi’s Stadium project and other business, football and government relations issues. Her duties include negotiating sponsorship and broadcasting contracts and managing litigation and compliance with League rules. She was integrally involved in the Levi’s® Stadium naming rights deal, and served as the chief legal negotiator on hundreds of millions of dollars worth of sponsorship agreements with Anheuser Busch, Pepsi, Sony and SAP, among others. Gordon hears appeals as a panelist on the committee that administers the NFL Player Tuition Assistance Plan and the NFL Severance Pay Plan. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Santa Clara University Institute for Sports Law and Ethics. In 2012, the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal named her a finalist for its Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Rising Star award. Gordon joined the team from the NFL Management Council where she worked on the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement and reviewed NFL player contracts for salary cap compliance. Gordon holds a J.D. from Stanford and a B.A. from UCLA.


A prolific scholar of labor and discrimination law, Bill has been an influential voice on worker-management relations for more than forty years. He has served as chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. Professor Gould has been a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators since 1970 and has arbitrated and mediated more than 200 labor disputes, including the 1992 and 1993 salary disputes between the Major League Baseball Players Association and the Major League Baseball Player Relations Committee. He currently serves as Independent Monitor for FirstGroup America, addressing freedom of association complaints, and is the Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford Law School.

Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Kirk O. Hanson is Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and John Courtney Murray, S.J. University Professor of Social Ethics. He has held these positions since 2001 when he took early retirement from Stanford University where he taught in the Graduate School of Business for 23 years and holds the rank of faculty emeritus. The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is one of the most active ethics centers in the U.S., working in business, government, health care and K-12 character education. Mr. Hanson is a graduate of Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has held graduate fellowships and research appointments at the Yale Divinity School and Harvard Business School.

Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN MediaZone

Ilan Ben-Hanan was promoted to vice president, programming & acquisitions in June 2011 from senior director, west coast programming. In his daily role, he oversees all college football programming for the ESPN networks including post-season bowl games and the Bowl Championship Series. His responsibilities include managing the complete college football budget and identifying college football properties for acquisition that will maximize ratings performance, increase profitability and are strategically important in the competitive landscape.  He is the day-to-day point on college football for all major areas and businesses within ESPN, for ESPN externally, and with all leagues, conferences, schools, bowls, and TV rights holders including the BCS and the Rose Bowl. Ben-Hanan played an integral role in the network’s recent SEC, ACC and PAC-12 negotiations, helping to secure long-term agreements with full cross-platform rights. He reports to Burke Magnus, senior vice president, college sports programming.


Declan Hill is an investigative journalist, documentary maker and academic. He specializes in the study of organized crime and international issues. He broke the story of match-fixing gangs destroying international football in his book ‘The Fix: Soccer & Organized Crime’. It has now become a best-seller in 20 languages.

Before publishing ‘The Fix’ Hill completed documentaries on the killing of the head of the Canadian mafia, blood feuds in Kosovo and ethnic cleansing in Iraq. He has also made documentaries in Kurdistan, Bolivia, India, Mexico, and Turkey.

Hill has won a number of national and international awards from organizations such as Amnesty International, the Canadian Association of Journalists and Play the Game. He worked for CBC Radio (“Ideas”, “Tapestry”, “Dispatches”, “The Current”, “Iraq Unit”) CBC Television (“the fifth estate”, “Disclosure”, “Newsworld” and “Newsworld International”) and “PBS Frontline”. His programs and articles have appeared on BBC Radio World Service and BBC Radio 4: the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph (London), as well as various new media outlets. Hill was a Chevening Scholar at Green College, University of Oxford where he obtained his doctorate on the study of match-fixing in professional football. He has also testified before the Council of Europe, the International Olympic Committee and other sports agencies.

Board Chair, Institute of Sports Law and Ethics

Mr. Katz, who heads the litigation group in the Palo Alto office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and is a sports law lecturer at Santa Clara Law, specializes in complex commercial dispute resolution with an emphasis on intellectual property, antitrust and technology matters. He represented a class of 2062 retired National Football League players against their union resulting in a $28,100,000 jury verdict. Mr. Katz also teaches a course in trial advocacy at Stanford University Law School.

Dean, Santa Clara Law

Dean Lisa Kloppenberg is a well-known expert in constitutional law and Appropriate Dispute Resolution. She is the co-author of a popular text teaching law students to be effective advocates in negotiation and mediation. Previous to being appointed Dean in 2013, Kloppenberg served as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Dayton (2001-2011) where she received national recognition for championing curricular reform and creating the first accelerated five-semester law degree in the nation. She also diversified the faculty, emphasized student services and fostered a renewed student commitment to service.

A West Coast native, Kloppenberg received her law degree from the University of Southern California Law Center where she was editor-in-chief of the law review. After graduation, Kloppenberg clerked for Judge Dorothy Wright Nelson of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She then became an attorney with Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler in Washington, D.C. where she was involved with litigation, arbitration, and mediation of a variety of domestic and international disputes.


Paraag Marathe enters his 14th year with the 49ers, and first as team President.

As team President, Marathe is responsible for all of the club’s business operations. Marathe spent the three previous seasons as the team’s chief operating officer. Under his direction, the 49ers have experienced tremendous progress off the field, with the construction of Levi’s® Stadium being the focal point of the club’s efforts. His leadership has proven integral to the club’s short-term and long-term business strategy, as the team recorded consecutive years of Candlestick Park sellouts, and simultaneously launched a successful sales campaign for Levi’s® Stadium.

Marathe is charged with helping bring to life the vision of an unparalleled fan experience at Levi’s® Stadium. Levi’s Stadium will feature several innovative elements, including the new 49ers Museum presented by Sony, Michael Mina’s world-class restaurant – Bourbon Steak and Pub, a television and radio production studio, a 27,000 square foot green roof, and a mobile app allowing fans to personalize their visit to the venue. The stadium will also be home to a premium 49ers store, adding to the team’s budding retail sales initiative that already boasts three store locations throughout the Bay Area.

On the football side, Marathe is the club’s chief contract negotiator and salary cap architect, and also runs the team’s football analytics efforts. He is responsible for the 49ers compliance with the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement and works closely with general manager Trent Baalke within football operations.

Marathe has played an integral role in helping the 49ers maintain a solid veteran nucleus, negotiating contract extensions in recent years with a number of key players, including QB Colin Kaepernick, All-Pros LB Patrick Willis, DT Justin Smith, LB NaVorro Bowman, TE Vernon Davis, P Andy Lee, LB Ahmad Brooks and OT Joe Staley, Pro Bowler RB Frank Gore and Pro Bowl alternates DT Ray McDonald, OT Anthony Davis and G Alex Boone. Additionally, Marathe’s work during free agency has helped to land accomplished veteran players, such as S Antoine Bethea and K Phil Dawson.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Marathe worked at management consulting firm Bain & Company, as a Senior Associate Consultant, where he advised clients in a variety of industries including private equity, venture capital, computer software, retail, sports footwear, consumer products, and health clubs. Before that, Marathe worked in the sports consulting group at the International Management Group (IMG), where he concentrated primarily on stadium naming rights deals, corporate sponsorships, and athlete endorsements.

Marathe received his bachelor’s degree with high honors from the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley and his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.


Bernard Muir was named Stanford’s Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics on July 27, 2012. He was appointed to his position by Provost John Etchemendy.

Under Muir’s guidance in 2012-13, Stanford kept alive two of the most significant streaks in college athletics. Stanford won its 19th consecutive Directors’ Cup trophy as the top overall athletic program in the country and extended its streak of having won at least one NCAA national championship annually for the past 37 years, the longest such streak in the nation.

In addition to its 36 varsity sports, the Stanford Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation supports campus-wide recreation, fitness and wellness programs. The university employs over 100 coaches and assistants. Eleven current coaches have led their teams to one or more NCAA titles.

Muir brought nearly 25 years of athletic administrative experience to The Farm from stops at Delaware, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Butler, Auburn and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). He directed Delaware’s athletic program from 2009 to 2012 and, before that, was director of athletics at Georgetown from 2005 to 2009. As an undergraduate at Brown University, Muir was a four-year letter winner in basketball.

Founder, Workplace Bullying Institute

Dr. Gary Namie is a social psychologist (PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara) and widely regarded as North America’s foremost authority on Workplace Bullying.  He is the founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute and President of Work Doctor®, Inc., the premier consulting firm that focuses on employer solutions to correct and prevent Workplace Bullying.  He co-authored The Bully-Free Workplace and The Bully At Work and serves as an expert witness in bullying-related litigation. He testified in the nation’s first “bullying” trial and was the retained expert in the Jonathan Martin / Miami Dolphins case.  He also directs a national network of volunteer Coordinators working to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill in states. To date, 26 states have introduced this landmark legislation.  In 2014, 2010 & 2007, Dr. Namie wrote, and Zogby conducted, the scientific U.S. Workplace Bullying Surveys which provide the most frequently cited statistics in the world on the topic.

Retired NFL Player, Entrepreneur, Football Analyst and Philanthropist

Nece received his Bachelor’s Degree in business economics from UCLA, where he starred on the football field as a linebacker for the Bruins in the late 1990s, when they were nationally ranked and Pac-10 Champions.

After graduation, Nece signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on April 22, 2002. During his rookie season, Nece was awarded Rookie of the Year honors with Tampa Bay the same year they won the World Championship at Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego.

Nece has stayed active in business and charity life in parallel with his NFL football career. He sits on the board of the Tampa Bay Sports Authority and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. He has also completed NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School.

In 2006, he created The Ryan Nece Foundation in an effort to better the communities where he lives and works. His foundation strives to provide physical, financial, and spiritual assistance to those in need through various foundation programs for youth and families. Also, Nece launched the Power of Giving campaign in June 2009 to encourage individuals to become involved in the needs of their community.

Harvard Medical School

William S. Pollack, Ph.D., FAACP is the Founding Principal of the National Violence Prevention and Study Center & The Centers for Men, Young Men & Boys, an Independent Consultant oN Bullying, Behavioral Threat Assessment and the creation of “Safe Climates.” He presently is Associate Clinical Professor (Psychology) in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Faculty member & Senior Consultant at the Departments of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and the Cambridge Health Alliance.

Dr. Pollack has served on the U.S. Presidential Initiative, The National Campaign Against Youth Violence and was a consultant to The United States Secret Service, including its collaborative Safe Schools Initiative with the U.S. Department of Education, a co-author of its Handbook on Threat Assessment/ Creating Safe School Climates, the Principal Investigator of The US Bystander & Schools Anti-Violence Project and primary author of its “Bystander Study.” He serves on the National Advisory Boards of Positive Coaching Alliance, Men’s Health Magazine, the Adolescent Male Health Initiative, and the Centers for the Study of Men & Masculinity.

Dr. Pollack is also the author of numerous scholarly journal articles and book chapters, several books including Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Masculinity where he articulated the idea of “the boy code” and the pressures toward bullying and violence.

He may be reached at: info@williampollack.com or via his website: www.williampollack.com


Jim Thompson is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit formed at Stanford University with the mission to create a movement to transform the culture of youth sports so that all youth athletes have a positive, character-building experience. For more than 10 years, Jim was director of the Public and Global Management Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he also taught courses in leadership and non-profit issues. US News named Stanford’s Public Management Program the top nonprofit business management program in the nation in 1992. He has a degree in elementary education from the University of North Dakota, a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Oregon, and an MBA from Stanford.


Travis T. Tygart has served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) since 2007. In his nearly twelve years at USADA, he has also served as the Director of Legal Affairs and as Senior Managing Director & General Counsel; prosecuting cases on behalf of clean athletes before the American Arbitration Association and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Under Tygart’s leadership, USADA’s efforts to protect the rights of clean athletes and the integrity of sport have included cooperating with Federal authorities on numerous investigations, including the international steroid bust, Operation Raw Deal, and the international doping conspiracy involving the BALCO laboratory in San Francisco. Tygart led the investigation into the team-wide U.S. Postal Service Pro- Cycling team doping conspiracy and the Lance Armstrong case, which uncovered the most sophisticated and professionalized doping scheme that sport had ever seen.

Tygart has been recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in sports and was named to the TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world for 2013. A lawyer by training, Tygart has also published numerous papers and law review articles on topics including Title IX , antitrust, and doping in sport.

Vice-chair, Institute of Sports Law and Ethics

Issac Vaughn is Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel at Ooyala where he oversees all legal functions. Isaac has more than 20 years experience representing and working with high-growth technology companies. Before joining Ooyala, Issac was the Managing Director of SC Investments Consulting, a boutique angel investment and consulting company where he helped manage several sports media companies among other ventures. He is a founding partner of Bennu Venture Group, a stage-agnostic venture capital firm. Previously, Issac was partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practiced for 14 years and co-led a group that worked with both public and private technology companies. Issac received a degree in Economics from Santa Clara University and his law degree from the University of Michigan.


Deputy Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich comes to the Pac-12 after six years as the commissioner of the West Coast Conference. At the Pac-12, Zaninovich has responsibility for all aspects of the Pac-12 Conference’s administrative operations, including television administration, sport management, championships, football bowl relationships, governance, enforcement, compliance, and officiating.

In his time with the WCC, Zaninovich led the conference through a period of unprecedented membership growth, transformed the conference basketball championships into successful events, and brought forward television and digital media advances that showcased the WCC’s brand regionally, nationally and internationally.

Zaninovich was a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee from 2011-2014 and is a past Chair of the Division I Collegiate Commissioners Association Division I Subdivision. He is also a founding member of the Board of Managers and Competition Committee of the Men’s Basketball Officiating LLC, a past member of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and was named one of the prestigious “40 Under 40” honorees by the Sports Business Journal in 2010.

A native of Eugene, Oregon, Zaninovich is a graduate of Stanford University and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to the WCC, he served as a sports administrator at both Stanford and Princeton University.

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2014 Sports Law Symposium Schedule

8:00-9:00 a.m.: Registration and breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome,  Ron Katz (Chairman of ISLE)  and Lisa Kloppenberg (Dean of Santa Clara Law)

9:15-10:00 a.m.: Keynote Address,  by Paraag Marathe, President of the San Francisco 49ers.

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: Trending Topics, Hannah Gordon (Moderator, Director of Legal Affairs, San Francisco 49ers); Rich Brand (Chair Sports Practice Group, Arent Fox); Patrick Dunkley (Senior University Counsel; Deputy Director of Athletics, HR, and Legal Affairs, Stanford University); William Gould IV (Professor Emeritus, Stanford Law School and former NLRB Chairman); Ryan Nece (former NFL player, entrepreneur, football analyst and philanthropist).

11:00-11:20: Break

11:20 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Bullying and a Culture of Performance, Jim Thompson (Moderator, CEO & Founder, Positive Coaching Alliance); Brandi Chastain (Retired US World Champion Soccer Team player); Dr. Gary Namie (Founder, Workplace Bullying Institute); Dr. William Pollock (Founder, National Violence Prevention & Study Center; Professor, Harvard Medical School).

12:45-2:00 p.m.: Lunch, featured speaker Travis Tygart (CEO, United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)); introduced by Dan Coonan (Santa Clara University Athletic Director) and interviewed by Kirk Hanson (Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University).

2:00-3:25 p.m.: The Brave New World of College Athletics, Tom Farrey (Moderator, Director, Aspen Institute Sports & Society; ESPN Correspondent); Marisa Brutoco (Corporate Counsel, Google/You Tube); Ilan Ben-Hanan (VP Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN); Missy Conboy (Sr. Deputy Athletic Director, University of Notre Dame); Bernard Muir (Stanford University Athletic Director); Jamie Zaninovich (Deputy Commissioner and COO, Pac-12 Conference).

3:25-3:45 p.m.: Break

3:45-4:45 p.m.: Match-fixing–the New Danger to U.S. Sports, Dr. Declan Hill (investigative journalist, author, academic); Patricia Ernstrom (Moderator, Executive Director, San Jose Sports Authority).

4:45-5:20 p.m.: A Big Picture View of Ethics in Sport, interactive session with Jack Bowen, philosopher, ethicist, author, coach.

5:20-5:30 p.m.: Closing, Issac Vaughn (Deputy Chairman of ISLE)

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Cocktail reception

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