23rd Annual Symposium

Fordham Sports Law Forum
23rd Annual Symposium

Friday, February 22, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This year’s event will feature Super Bowl Champion and Fordham Law Alum, Howie Roseman ’00, as well as top legal executives from FanDuel, the Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, New York Jets, New York Islanders, and O’Melveny.


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Check in and Coffee

9:30 – 9:40 a.m. | Welcome Remarks
Matthew Diller

Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

9:40 – 10:25 a.m. | Keynote Speaker
Howie Roseman
Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Philadelphia Eagles

10:25 – 10:40 am | Break

10:40 – 11:30 am | Panel 1: Legalization of Sports Betting
1.0 Professional Practice CLE
Christian Genetski
Chief Legal Officer, FanDuel Group

John Gerba
Associate Counsel, National Hockey League Players’ Association

Marc Edelman
Attorney, Law Office of Marc Edelman; Professor of Law at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School

Moderator: Stephen Master, Chief Revenue Officer, SimpleBet & Strategic Advisor for the American Gaming Association’s Sports Betting Task Force

11:30 – 11:40 am | Break

11:40 am – 12:30 pm | Panel 2: Team Counsel
1.0 Professional Practice CLE
Kari Cohen
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, BSE Global / Brooklyn Nets

Hymie Elhai
Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, New York Jets

Rich Haddad
Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Palace Sports & Entertainment / Detroit Pistons

Zach Klein
Deputy General Counsel, New York Islanders

Moderator: Mark Conrad, Associate Professor, Gabelli School of Business & Director of the Sports Business Program, Fordham University

12:30 – 1:30 pm | Lunch sponsored by Weil

1:30 – 2:20 pm | Panel 3: Growth and Future of eSports
1.0 Professional Practice CLE
David Bialek
Co-Founder & CEO, ReKTGlobal

Jared Bartie
Sports Industry Co-Chair, O’Melveny & Myers

Alicia Jessop
Assistant Professor, Sport Administration, Pepperdine University

Moderator: Chuck Baker, Sports Industry Co-Chair, O’Melveny & Myers

2:20 – 2:30 pm | Break

2:30 – 3:20 p.m. | Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Maureen Hanlon, President, Onexim Sports and Entertainment

3:20 – 3:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks

To register for the event, please click here. Registration is free.

Fordham Law School
Skadden Conference Center
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

CLE Credits have been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 3.0 transitional and non-transitional professional practice credits.

This event is presented in conjunction with Weil, Gotshal & Manges and the Sports Lawyers Association.