Event Overview

Thursday, January 19, 2023

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM — In-Person CLE Program

5:45 PM – 8:00 PM — Reception & Dinner — Bills Bar & Burger,
16 W. 51st Street

4.0 MCLE Credits
2.0 Skills; 1.0 Ethics; 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys
including those newly admitted.

General Registration Fee

Required for in-person attendees. Register by December 21 to save!

 Early Bird Until 12/21/22Starting 12/22/22
NYSBA Members$115$215
Non-members$200$300

+plus…

$105 Program Registration Fee

Optional Add-On

Reception Dinner at Bills Burgers (Registration required)

Section Member – $70
Law Student Member – $60
NYSBA Member – $120
Non-NYSBA Member – $120

Thursday, January 19, 2023

4.0 MCLE Credits
2.0 Skills; 1.0 Ethics; 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys
including those newly admitted.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

EASL Committee Meetings

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

EASL Executive Committee Meeting and Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.

EASL Annual Meeting

  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. Presentation of EASL's Bresler/Cowan Scholarship Awards
  3. Membership Voting:
    1. Revision of EASL Bylaws
    2. Election of certain EASL Executive Committee members

Speaker

Ethan Bordman, Esq. | Section Chair; Attorney & Counselor, Ethan Y. Bordman, PLLC; White Plains, NY

1:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Approaches to Negotiation in Sports, Entertainment and Other Universes

No matter your field of practice or industry, as professionals we negotiate on a regular basis. We all have a vested interest in improving our negotiation skills. The EASL Sports Law Committee has assembled a panel of expert negotiators from different industries and business environments to share their views on best negotiation practices. Many common themes apply to negotiation, from preparation and research, to emotional intelligence and communication skills, to long term and critical thinking. Please join us to learn how to improve your negotiation IQ!

Speaker

Daniel A. Etna | Partner, Co-Chair Sports Law Group, Herrick; New York, NY

Arthur McAfee, III | Senior Vice President, Football Operations, NFL; Washington, DC

Gary Noesner | FBI Chief Hostage Negotiator, Retired, Consultant and Public Speaker; Moneta, VA

Maggie Ntim | Founder and International Sports Agent, Trinity 3 Agency; New York, NY

2.0 Credits in Skills

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Ethics in Negotiating in Sports, Entertainment and Other Universes

Ethics are at the core of the legal profession. Unique to the profession, attorneys are bound by rules when negotiating. Panelists will discuss how The Rules of Professional Conduct and other issues to consider when negotiating, addressing the considerations that arise in the sports and entertainment industries. Discussions will include how Professional Conduct rules affect attorneys who act in other roles in entertainment and sports.

Speaker

Devika Kewalramani | Partner, Moses Singer; New York, NY

Carla Varriale-Barker | Partner, Segal McCambridge, and Professor of Sports Law and Ethics, Columbia University Sports Management; New York, NY

Moderator

Ethan Bordman, Esq. | Section Chair; Attorney & Counselor, Ethan Y. Bordman, PLLC; White Plains, NY

1.0 Credit in Ethics

4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Regulation of Social Media and Online Content

Recent efforts by the federal government and various state legislatures (including New York) to regulate social media and online content (e.g., by imposing controls on so-called "content moderation" policies and practices, and by requiring certain disclosures and reports to be made in the interest of "transparency"), have faced First Amendment and other challenges. Our speakers are directly involved with relevant federal court litigation en route to the U.S. Supreme Court and likely to have large implications for anyone involved with content creation and distribution.

Speaker

Carl Szabo | Vice President & General Counsel, Net Choice

Scott Wilkens | Senior Counsel, Knight 1st Amendment Institute at Columbia University; New York, NY

Brian W. Barnes, Esq. | Partner, Cooper & Kirk PLLC; Washington, DC

Moderator

Barry Skidelsky | Former EASL Section Chair; New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

5:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Final Announcements

5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Location: Bill’s Bar -15 W. 51st Street (5th Ave. - Rockefeller Plaza), Lower Level

Daniel A. Etna
Partner, Co-Chair Sports Law Group, Herrick
New York, NY

Arthur McAfee, III
Senior Vice President, Football Operations, NFL
Washington, DC

Gary Noesner
FBI Chief Hostage Negotiator, Retired, Consultant and Public Speaker
Moneta, VA

Maggie Ntim
Founder and International Sports Agent, Trinity 3 Agency
New York, NY

Devika Kewalramani
Partner, Moses Singer
New York, NY

Carla Varriale-Barker
Partner, Segal McCambridge, and Professor of Sports Law and Ethics, Columbia University Sports Management
New York, NY

Moderator: Ethan Bordman, Esq., Section Chair
Attorney & Counselor, Ethan Y. Bordman, PLLC
White Plains, NY

Carl Szabo
Vice President & General Counsel, Net Choice

Scott Wilkens
Senior Counsel, Knight 1st Amendment Institute at Columbia University
New York, NY

Brian W. Barnes, Esq.
Partner, Cooper & Kirk PLLC
Washington, DC

Moderator: Barry Skidelsky
Former EASL Section Chair
New York, NY

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