*the 2019 Conference Schedule will be available March 4, 2019


Friday, April 13th - University Club at california memorial stadium

Welcome and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Keynote Address: The Future of the Role of the GC
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM

A conversation with Sam Fernandez, current General Counsel of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • Sam Fernandez: General Counsel, Dodgers

  • Interviewed by Cameron Mabrie ‘12: Associate, Sheppard Mullin LLP

Panel 1: The Future of E-Sports
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

E-Sports was a $1.5 billion industry in 2017 and is expected to grow to $2.3 billion by 2022, yet many still have very little understanding of what the field entails. This panel aims to facilitate a discussion with experts from different sectors of the industry, who will provide an overview of relevant issues in the field including streaming rights, player representation issues, and the influence of new technologies."

  • Moderator: Jennifer Stanley: Litigation Partner, Fenwick and West

  • Jason Greenglass: EVP of Esports for Evolved Talent Agency and Collegiate Esports Coach

  • Rick Ling: Blitz eSports: first journalistic organizations focused solely on eSports

  • Justin Dellario: Head of eSports, Twitch

  • Brogan Keane: CMO, SmashCast

Panel 2: The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Professional sports organizations are constantly challenged with finding unique and innovative ways to be socially conscious and active within their local and global communities. This panel will address the impact that those organizations have within their local communities and address how that responsibility is reflected through corporate governance.

  • Joanne Pasternack: Vice President, Community Relations & Executive Director, Warriors Community Foundation

  • Interviewed by Amelia Miazad: Founding Director and Senior Research Fellow, Business in Society Institute at Berkeley Law

Lunch: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Panel 3: The Future of the Business of Sports
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

There are a wide variety of industries working behind the scenes that enable sports leagues to function and enjoy nationwide marketability. On this panel, we will hear from industry leaders, across a wide variety of disciplines, regarding their careers, roles within their respective companies, and thoughts on the future of the business of sports.

  • Moderator: Kelly Becker, Innovation, Under Armour

  • John Oliverius: VP Media and Distribution, PAC 12

  • Karen Brodkin: Executive VP of Content Strategy & Partnerships, Endeavor   

  • Maurice Jones-Drew: former NFL Player, Sirius XM, NFL Network

Panel 4: Fireside Chat with Tiffany Porter and Rodney Gilmore '86
1:45 PM - 2:20 PM

A conversation about the current state of NFL concussion cases, including the eligibility process, effects of the latest CTE findings and delayed payouts.  

  • Tiffany Porter: NFL Agent, Zenith Sports and Entertainment Group

  • Rodney Gilmore '86: Of Counsel, Doty, Barlow Britt & Thieman & ESPN Analyst

Panel 5: The Future of Sports Betting
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Future of the Role of Money in Sports panel will explore how different forms of sports betting will impact the future of the sports industry, including the rise of online betting through daily fantasy sports providers like FanDuel and DraftKings.

  • Moderator: Richard Trachok, Gaming Law Professor

  • AG Burnett: Former Chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board

  • Frank Fahrenkopf: Former Chairman of the American Gaming Association

  • Nik Bonaddio: Head of Product, Fan Duel

Panel 6: The Future of the Oakland Athletics
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

This panel will focus on current issues of the Oakland A's as a franchise and delve deeper in to the the organization's future goals and trajectory.

  • Moderator: Felipe Saltz '16, Associate Director Business & Legal Affairs, Fox Sports

  • Chris Giles: Chief Operating Officer, Oakland Athletics

  • Ashwin Puri: VP, Strategy & Business Operations, Oakland Athletics

  • D'Lonra Ellis: Assistant General Counsel, Oakland Athletics

Closing Keynote Address: The Future of Social Justice in Sports
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Marc J. Spears, Senior NBA Writer, ESPN The Undefeated

  • Garrett Temple, Guard, Sacramento Kings

VIP Reception, University Club at California Memorial Stadium 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

*Schedule subject to change