Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society will present its third annual symposium,
Relationships, Regulations & Compliance: Forces of Change in Sports Law and Business
, on Friday, February 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the law school’s Kennedy Hall. Four panels of experts will provide in-depth analysis on a wide range of core topics.
Former San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills All-Pro Linebacker
will serve as the keynote speaker. Merriman will discuss his experience as a professional athlete and the importance of protecting one’s intellectual properties, as well as his viewpoints and experiences on the selection of an agent.
A panel of sports team entity counsel representatives will discuss the strategies, complexities and negotiations they face as these entities grow greater in financial importance.
Compliance representatives from three large collegiate sports entities – California State University, Long Beach; University of California, Los Angeles; and University of California, Berkeley – will present on how to ensure compliance with regulation of student athletes, booster, agents and coaches, and what the future may hold in this rapidly expanding field.
Two agent panels will focus on recruiting and solicitation of clientele in college and high school and the issues and practices therein, as well as negotiations, crisis management and branding.