He was also Special Assistant to the CEO of the Anaheim Ducks (NHL) and led the launch of the San Diego Gulls, the Ducks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, where he served as the Gulls' first President of Business Operations. He also founded several publicly traded companies and has been a successful entrepreneur. Sturman graduated from Cornell University (B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations), the University of Oregon (M.B.A., Sports Business) and Marquette University Law School (J.D., Certificate in Sports Law), during which time she completed internships with the National Football League, Milwaukee Bucks and the Pettit National Ice Center. Mr. Motta has been working in the soccer market since 1997, when he became the director and international representative for CR Flamengo. Bobby Sharma is President of Blue Devil Holdings, LLC, an international sports, media &entertainment investment and advisory company based in New York City. in history from Boston College. He also is a past Sports Committee Chair of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and he previously served as pro bono General Counsel for the Eastern Section of the U.S. Tennis Association. Kate is licensed to practice law in Nevada and California. All rights reserved (About Us). 2014, 3d. Pierce serves on the Boards for North Carolina Travel & Tourism, the Charlotte Regional Partnership and the Charlotte Hornets Foundation. The 2020 NBA draft marks the first of the Chicago Bulls’ post-GarPax era. She was responsible for the IBM e-business campaign, which won the 2006 Grand Effie award as well as numerous advertising, direct marketing and web awards. Lee currently serves as a member of the board of directors and as President of the Sports Lawyers Association, a non-profit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. Asaf Orr joined NCLR in February 2012 as a Staff Attorney working on issues related to families and youth. He was the on-air legal analyst for the NFL network and a lead analyst for other national media outlets during the National Football League lockout in 2011. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Ryan RodenbergFlorida State UniversityRyan Rodenberg is an Associate Professor at Florida State University. from Harvard Law School in 1991. Bobby HackerRobert A. Hacker Attorney At Law Martin SchimkeBird & Bird From 1999-2005, Baird worked at IBM, first as vice president of advertising and then as senior vice president of worldwide marketing communications. Baird has created a number of event, media and marketing platforms including the successful "Road To" fan engagement program, annual Team USA Awards Program and a website integrating 25 National Governing Bodies and the fastest growing social fan base. Adam BrezineAssociate Director (Legal) Business Development Jon is editor of www.ImmigrationMagazine.com. He also previously directed the League's player development efforts, which comprise a number of programs designed to support player and employee off-field success, focusing on continuing education, financial education, career development and clinical assistance.Prior to joining the NFL, Mr. Birch was in private practice in Houston, Texas, initially with Fulbright & Jaworski's Antitrust/Complex Litigation and Public Law group; and later with a boutique firm specializing in labor, insurance defense and municipal finance. Brooklyn Sports & EntertainmentJeff Gewirtz is the Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Legal & Compliance Officer for Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE). Christopher Conniff is a member of the firm's Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group, Sports Law Group, and co-lead of the firm's Securities & Futures Enforcement Group. In addition to working in traditional sports media where he represents above-the-line production talent and consults on program development, he has been focusing on esports, representing both event and production entities, as well as teams. He became a partner in White & Case in 1997 and then moved to London in 1998, where he continued to advise clients on EU law generally and EU competition law in particular. Pierce is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he received a bachelor's in business administration and was captain of the track & field team. He had management responsibility for all league and team businesses, operations, and legal matters, including: franchises (administration, governance & expansion); sales (sponsorship, tickets & naming rights); media (broadcast, digital & social);marketing; licensing & merchandising; arenas; event operations; employment (front office, players, coaches & referees); anti-doping; and security. He attended Duke University and the Duke University School of Law, where he received a Bachelor's degree in economics and psychology, a Masters degree in social psychology, and a Juris Doctor. He has particular expertise in international litigation and arbitration as well as in commercial and transactional work relating to such industries. He was also a three time collegiate All-American and National Champion in rugby and was inducted into the Oklahoma Rugby Hall of Fame and is the Director of Oklahoma University Rugby. The Dolphins used their first-round choice (13th overall) acquired in the trade to draft guard/tackle Laremy Tunsil. In May 2014, he was named a Trustee to the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. So another draw is held, vaulting the Lakers from No. A leading sports law scholar, he has published articles in several of the nation's leading law reviews as well as in medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, and is a member of the advisory board for The International Sports Law Journal. In 2010, she created the Team USA brand successfully raising the awareness, engagement and profile of an umbrella brand that in 2016 achieved a top twenty ranking in digital engagement among all U.S. sports franchises. His prior teaching experience includes serving as an adjunct professor at Phoenix School of Law, where he taught Sports Law from 2009-2010, and at Dominican University, where he taught courses in its Sports Management program from 2004-2007. Weston is co-author of casebooks on sports law, arbitration, ADR, and has written numerous articles in the areas of Olympic and international sports arbitration, disability law, sports law, and dispute resolution. A member of the California State Bar, she was an attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in Los Angeles before undertaking her role at Long Beach State. Gewirtz sits on the Board of Directors of both the National Sports Law Institute and the Sports Lawyers Association, where he is a member of the Board's Executive Committee. Through his management of the BSE Legal Department, Gewirtz has oversight for all corporate, commercial, transactional, media, litigation, compliance, and day-to-day legal and business affairs for the BSE companies and ventures. Elise has also been named "Best in Labor & Employment" at Euromoney's Women in Business Law Awards Americas in 2017, 2016 and 2014. In nearly five years there, he directed LAUSD legal affairs, conducted litigation for the district and oversaw the work of 40 outside law firms and 40 in-house attorneys. DeMaurice Fitzgerald Smith is the Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). “New Orleans,” the NBA’s assistant general counsel, Jamin Dershowitz, announced. Ron's responsibilities also include administration and interpretation of the NBPA Agent Regulations, including the player-agent arbitration system, and he leads the NBPA's efforts to educate and counsel players and agents on the terms of the CBA and the Agent Regs. Jodi S. Balsam is Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director of Externship Programs at Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Lisko drafts and negotiates operating agreements and other commercial contracts, as well as develops internal policies, strategic business plans, and operating manuals. Jon VelieVelie Law FirmJon Velie has practiced law for twenty-one years and is internationally renowned in Immigration Law, Corporate Law and Litigation.