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Santa Clara Law – Sports Law Conference

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Santa Clara University School of Law is excited to announce its Sports Law Conference will take place on Friday, January 26, 2024.  The conference will bring together many of the sports industry’s top attorneys and business professionals for a full day of sports law-related programming and networking.  The panels throughout the day will discuss hot topics such as the legal complexities of sports sponsorships, sports investment, expansion teams, Name/Image/Likeness, and issues and trends that General Counsel of professional sports teams are facing today.  Attorneys can earn 4 hours of General MCLE credit. Download MCLE materials and Panel bios here

The conference is open to attorneys, non-attorneys, business professionals, and students.  The event will offer a tremendous educational and networking experience as well as a chance to meet and socialize with friends and colleagues from the sports industry.  We hope you will join us and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, January 26, 2024.

  • Attorneys and Professionals = $100
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Members = $80
  • Students = FREE

Registration Link – https://mysantaclara.scu.edu/LAW/Sports_Law_Conference

Flyer Download – https://law.scu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Sports-Law-Conference-Flyer-V1.pdf


9:00-9:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45am – 10:45am Panel #1:  Navigating Legal Complexities in Sports Sponsorships – (1 Hour MCLE Credit)

  • Moderator:  Martin Nguyen (SCU JD ’03), Assistant General Counsel, Ipsy
  • Panelists:  
    • Denise Yee (SCU JD ’99), Vice President & Associate General Counsel – Brand, Marketing & Sponsorship Legal – Visa
    • Andrea Soria (SCU JD ’99), VP of Legal, Tonal 
    • Jarrett Streebin, Founder & CEO, EasyPost

11:00am – 12:00pm Panel #2:  The Future of Sports Investment and Expansion Teams – (1 Hour MCLE Credit)

  • Moderator:  Brian Anderson, Partner, Co-Leader of Sports and Advertising Industry Teams, Sheppard Mullin 
  • Panelists:
    • Leslie Osborne (SCU ’04), Founder, Bay FC and former member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
    • Danielle Slaton (SCU ’01), Founder, Bay FC and former member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
    • Carmine “CJ” Napolitano, Chief Financial Officer, Side

12:15pm to 1:15pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker:  Bill Duffy (SCU ’82), Head of Basketball, WME Sports

1:30pm – 2:30pm Panel #3:  The Emergence of Name/Image/Likeness and the Changing World of the Student Athlete – (1 Hour MCLE Credit)

  • Moderator:  Richard Brand, Managing Partner and Head of Sports Practice Group, ArentFox Schiff
  • Panelists:
    • Debbie Spander, President & CEO, Insight Sports Advisors
    • Joth Bhullar, Senior Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, Pac-12 Conference
    • Joe Ferrari (SCU JD/MBA ’16), Associate General Counsel, Athletes First

2:45pm – 3:45pm Panel #4:  General Counsel Roundtable – Issues and Trends in the Sports Industry – (1 Hour MCLE Credit)

  • Moderator:  Donald Polden, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Panelists:
    • David Kelly, Chief Legal Officer, Golden State Warriors
    • Amy Tovar, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, San Francisco Giants
    • Robert Hostetter, General Counsel, Altius Sports Partners
  • Panel Bios link

4:00-5:00pm Networking and Happy Hour

Presenting Sponsor: Habbas and Associates  |  Supporting Sponsor: The Bar Association of San Francisco


January 26
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Santa Clara Law – Sports Law Conference

  • January 26
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Charney Hall