Schedule

The Evolution of Entertainment & Sports Law: Breaking Geographical & Technological Barriers

February 24, 2012

*** This event has been approved for 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics credit. Registration for CLE credits will be available at the Symposium.

8:30–9:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast

9:00–9:15 AM: Opening Remarks

Speaker: Professor David S. Sokolow, Distinguished Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Life at The University of Texas School of Law

9:15–10:15 AM:  Ethical Issues in Collegiate Sports Gambling: A Perspective from the Practitioner and the Athlete (1 hour of CLE Ethics Credit Available)

Speaker: Mr. Richard J. Evrard, Attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King

10:15–10:30 AM: Break

10:30–12:00 PM: Trademarks and the Rise of the Branding Phenomenon in the Music Industry

Moderator: Mr. Joseph Stallone, Entertainment Litigator & Partner at Oaks, Hartline & Daly LLP

Panelists: Ms. Andrea Villarreal, Associate at Oaks, Hartline & Daly LLP; Mr. Jeff Kreinik ,Vice President at Front Gate Tickets; Mr. Matt Noveskey, Bass Player for Blue October and Producer

12:00–1:00 PM: Founders’ Lunch (sponsored by The Law Offices of Stephen Wade Nebgen, PLLC) and Presentation: The Way of the Future

Speaker: Professor Michael Cramer, former President of the Texas Ranges and the Dallas Stars

1:00–2:30 PM: International Entertainment Litigation: The Challenges of Practice Abroad

Moderator: Mr. Lawrence A. Waks, Entertainment Lawyer & Partner at Jackson Walker LLP

Panelists: Mr. Emilio Nicolas, Associate at Jackson Walker LLP; Mr. Yocel Alonso, Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center

2:30–2:45 PM: Break

2:45–4:15 PM: Modern Sports Broadcasting: From Digital Audiences to the Longhorn Network

Moderator: Professor Lucas Powe, Anne Green Regents Chair in Law at The University of Texas School of Law

Panelists: Ms. Patti Ohlendorf, Vice President of Legal Affairs for the University of Texas System; Professor Joel Lulla, Media Rights Consultant; Professor Daniel Gandart, Clinical Instructor and Fellow at the Program on Negotiation and Mediation at Northwestern School of Law

4:15–4:30 PM: Closing Remarks

Speaker: Professor David S. Sokolow, Distinguished Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Life at The University of Texas School of Law

5:30–7:00 PM: Meet & Greet Happy Hour

Location: Icenhauer’s (23 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701)