In the spring of each year, the Fordham Sports Law Forum holds an annual Symposium on Current Legal Issues in Sports which has attracted many of the top practitioners in the industry and is annually the best attended symposium at Fordham Law School.
For more information regarding our 23rd Annual Symposium, which will take place Friday, February 22, 2019 at our law school, click here.
Since 2001, the Fordham Sports Law Forum has had distinguished alumni give the keynote address at each symposium. Past keynote speakers include:
2001: Dave Howard, Executive VP, New York Mets
2002: Edward Tighe, Attorney, NFL
2003: Tim Brosnan, Executive VP, MLB
2004: Pamela Lester, Lester Sports and Entertainment Inc.
2005: Stephanie Vardavas, Nike
2006: James Quinn, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
2007: Tim Brosnan, Executive VP, MLB
2008: John Mara, CEO New York Giants
2009: Dean John Ferrick, Arbitrator
2010: John P. McEnroe, Of Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
2011: Howie Roseman, General Manager, Philadelphia Eagles
2013: Ken Hershman, President of HBO Sports
2014: Joseph Collins, Counsel for the New York Yankees
2015: Jessica Berman, VP and Deputy General Counsel, National Hockey League; Shepard Goldfein, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
2016: DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, National Football League Players Association; Ken Hershman, Former President of HBO Sports
2017: Jeffrey Kessler, Partner at Winston & Strawn; Anastasia Danias, Chief Litigation Officer, National Football League
2018: Jeffery Gerwitz, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment.
Past Symposium Topics and Speakers