The 5th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium

Presented by the Entertainment & Sports Law Society

Friday, April 12, 2019

Syracuse University College of Law

This is a transitional program open to newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

Registration fee is $35, which includes lunch. Attorneys will receive a total of 3.0 CLE credits

Those needing financial assistance can review the financial aid policy.

To request an accommodation for the event, please contact Student Affairs at (315) 443-1146 or no later than Monday, April 2.

Symposium Resources

  • Written materials

Symposium Agenda

CLE Registration: 9:45 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks: 10:40 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Panel 1: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Music Licensing: The Impact of the Music Modernization Act

Imraan Farukhi, Licensed Attorney and Assistant Professor of Television, Radio & Film at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Matthew Van Ryn, Attorney at Melvin & Melvin, PLLC

Ryan Raichilson, Director, Business & Legal Affairs at Sony/ATV Music Publishing

1.5 credits, Areas of Professional PracticeModerated by: Bill Werde, Director, Bandier Program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Lunch 12:15 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., Levy Atrium

Panel 2: 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom

NCAA Amateurism: How Current Rulings in the Court System Will Affect the College Game

Frank Ryan L’94, Partner at DLA Piper

James Zesutek L’75, Partner at Dinsmore and Shohl

Seth Greenberg, ESPN College Basketball Analyst

1.5 credits, Areas of Professional Practice

Moderated by: Kevin Belbey L’16, Director of Sports Broadcasting, The Montag Group

Panel 3: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Final Round of Inaugural Advocacy Honor Society and ESLS Sports Negotiation Competition Judged by:

Final Round Judges:

Kevin Belbey L’16, Director of Sports Broadcasting, The Montag Group

James Zesutek L’75, Partner at Dinsmore and Shohl

John Wolohan, Licensed Attorney and Professor of Sports Law