Cornell ILR Sports Leadership Summit

Monday, September 18, 2017

Westin New York Grand Central 212 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

Celebrate the innovators and trailblazers who have helped to shape the modern sports industry, and join in creating a fresh dialogue around key issues shaping the future of sport.

The event registration is closed.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Kevin F. Hallock Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean and Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor, ILR School

THE FUTURE OF LABOR IN SPORTS: A VIEW FROM THE TOP
Commissioners discuss the future of labor negotiations in a sports world of megastar athletes, evolving economics and global competition

  • Jeremy Schaap ’91 (Moderator) Reporter/Journalist, ESPN
  • Gary Bettman ’74 Commissioner, National Hockey League
  • Rob Manfred ’80 Commissioner, Major League Baseball

TRAILBLAZER SPOTLIGHTS

  • Abe Madkour (Moderator) Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal/Daily
  • JoAnn Neale ’91 Chief Administrative Officer, Major League Soccer
  • Jason Hirschhorn (Moderator) Chief Executive Officer and Chief Curator, REDEF
  • Jimmy Pitaro’91 Chair, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

MEDIA RIGHTS NEGOTIATIONS AFTER THE CORD IS CUT
How will leagues, teams, conferences, events and other sports properties negotiate rights fees when the economic model shifts from beneath?

  • Mike Ozanian (Moderator) Executive Editor, Forbes Media
  • Tracy Dolgin ’81 Former President and Chief Executive Officer, YES Network
  • Frank Golding Chief of Strategy, Eleven Sports HQ
  • Rob Landau ’91 Senior Vice President, NBC Universal Sports Group
  • Mark Tatum ’91 Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, National Basketball Association

DEAL MAKING IN THE NEW FRONTIER

  • Abe Madkour (Moderator) Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal/Daily
  • Michael Levine ’93 Co-Head, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

ETHICS & LAW IN ATHLETE WELLNESS
What is the current legal landscape for the rights and obligations of sports employers and employees? How is it changing? How should both employers and employees negotiate given the diffuse injury risks inherent in contact sports? What are the legal considerations for both employer and employee? How can youth and amateur sports legally adapt to this new reality? What are the legal implications of using biometric data in sports?

  • Jon Frankel (Moderator) Correspondent, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
  • Will Ahmed Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WHOOP
  • Joseph Baumgarten ’80 Co-chair, Labor and Employment Law Department, Partner,
  • Employment Litigation and Arbitration Department, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Robert Gulliver ’92 Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer, National Football League
  • Tom Heiden JD ’71 Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Jennifer Phelps General Counsel, USA Football

COLLEGE SPORTS
Legally speaking, should college athletes be paid — and what have and will the courts eventually rule?

Experts discuss the past, present and future labor law around college sports compensation.

  • Jack Ford (Moderator) Broadcast Journalist
  • Jim Boeheim Head Coach, Syracuse University Men’s Basketball
  • Jeff Jackson ’83 Deputy Commissioner, Big South Conference
  • Senator Marlon Kimpson South Carolina State Senator Dist. 42
  • Adam Lupion ’98 Partner, Labor and Employment Law Department, Proskauer Rose LLP

ATHLETES, AGENTS & BRANDS: MAKING THE BEST DEAL
From the perspective of the athlete, this panel will discuss the challenge of negotiating a deal in the postmodern age, where athletes also serve as brands and, in some cases, they hold an increasingly important amount of power in negotiations.

  • Matthew Hiltzik ’94 (Moderator) Founder, Hiltzik Strategies
  • Kevin Boothe ’05 Two-time Super Bowl Champion
  • Michael Huyghue ’84 President, Michael Huyghue & Associates
  • Rachel Jacobson ’96 Senior Vice President, Business Development, National Basketball Association
  • Susan Schroeder ’86 Founder, Jump Shift Marketing

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