Widener Law presents daylong conference on sports and entertainment law
Public Relations - Published: February 21, 2010
SportsEntPromo2010Leading attorneys in sports and entertainment law will gather on the Delaware campus of Widener University School of Law on Wednesday, Feb. 24 for a daylong conference on hot topics in television, film, sports, music and ethics.

The program will bring together practicing lawyers and legal academics for a day of stimulating discussion on key issues, including “Collective Bargaining in Major Sports 2011” and “Digital Music Licensing in New Media.”

The conference, now in its fifth year, is presented by the law school and its Sports and Entertainment Law Association, under the direction of Widener Law Adjunct Professor Alexander Murphy.

For practicing attorneys in Delaware and Pennsylvania attendance at the program offers five continuing legal education credits, including one ethics credit. The registration cost for attorneys attending for credit is $125 and includes lunch; the fee for Widener Law alumni, solo practitioners and public-interest lawyers is $100. The event is free for students and members of the general public, but does not include program materials or lunch.

Registration and continental breakfast the day of the conference run from 9 to 9:45 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Constance Sweeney, coordinator for special programs, at 302-477-2177 or e-mail cmsweeney@widener.edu.

9:00-9:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:45-9:50 a.m. Introductions
9:50-10:00 a.m. Welcome: Sports and Entertainment Law Association
10:00-11:15 a.m. TV PANEL/FILM PANEL
  1. 10:30-11:00 a.m. Globalization & Trends in Film Financing
    Alexander Murphy Jr., Esq.
    Adj. Professor, Widener Law- Wilmington
  2. 11:00-11:15 a.m. TV Personality Agreements
    Mary Cavallaro, Esq.
    Montgomery McCracken, & Rhoads LLP
  3. 11:00- 11:15 a.m. Questions & Comments
11:15-11:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:30-12:45 p.m. MUSIC PANEL
  1. 11:30-12:00 p.m. Digital Licensing in New Media
    Marcy Rauer Wagman, Esq.
    Professor, Drexel University
  2. 12:00-12:30 p.m. The Art of Negotiating 360 Agreements
    Bob Donnelly, Esq.
    Lommen Abdo, New York
  3. 12:30- 12:45 p.m. Questions & Comments
12:45-2:00 p.m. LUNCH: BARRISTERS
2:00-3:15 p.m. SPORTS PANEL
  1. 2:00-2:30 p.m. Collective Bargaining 2011 MLB
    Marc Edelman, Esq.
    Professor, Barry School of Law
  2. 2:30-3:00 p.m. Collective Bargaining 2011 NFL
    Len Schiro, Esq.
    Mets Schiro & McGovern LLP
  3. 3:00- 3:15 p.m. Questions & Comments
3:15-3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:30-4:45 p.m. ETHICS PANEL
  1. 3:30-4:00 p.m. Finders Agreements and Security Placement
    Jill Whitelaw, Esq.
    Montgomery McCracken & Rhoads LLP
  2. 4:00-4:30 p.m. Multi-Jurisdictional Practice
    Robert Davis Jr., Esq.
    Adjunct Professor of Law, Widener Law-Harrisburg
  3. 4:30- 4:45 p.m. Questions & Comments