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Hofstra Law's Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS): Sports Law Roundtable

Hofstra Law's Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) presents the

Sports Law Roundtable

A conversation on current Professional and NCAA sports law issues,
and why the game may never be the same.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Hofstra Law School | Room 308

A networking reception will follow the roundtable discussion. For more information, contact SELS president
Tony Farina at

There is no fee to attend. Registration is required, and seating is limited.

Sponsored by



Gregg E. Clifton '85
Principal and Co-Leader of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Gregg Clifton has extensive experience in the collegiate and professional sports worlds. He has advised numerous professional franchises on general labor and employment issues, including Title III ADA regulatory compliance and wage-and-hour issues. He serves as lead counsel for several Major League Baseball teams in their salary arbitration matters and has represented NCAA and NAIA collegiate clients regarding rules compliance and investigatory matters and in disciplinary hearings.


Garrett Broshuis
Associate, Korein Tillery
Much of Garrett Broshuis' complex litigation practice is sports-related. He represents dozens of former minor league baseball players in a wage-and-hour action challenging the pay scheme for minor leaguers. He also represents clients in securities litigation emanating from the failure of the mortgage-backed securities market. His appellate experience includes briefing and arguing multiple cases in the Missouri Court of Appeals.



Robin Harris
Executive Director, The Ivy League

Since becoming the Ivy League Council of Presidents' second full-time Executive Director on July 1, 2009, Robin Harris has led the Ivy League to new heights in a number of areas.  She oversaw the implementation of the Ivy League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments; guided the League in the creation and development of the Ivy League Network (ILN) and the transition to a ten-year partnership with ESPN; implemented a continuing, broad-based concussion research and prevention initiative; expanded and negotiated the Ivy League’s television coverage agreements; fostered a long-term relationship with JMI Sports to introduce new League-wide sponsorship deals; and focused the League’s communication on core messaging points. She has continued to help the League’s member schools foster an unrivaled experience for Ivy League student-athletes towards a foundation for life-long success through a broad-based offering of athletic and academic pursuits.  In 2019, she was named Administrator of the Year by Women's Leaders in College Sports.


Darren Heitner
Founder, Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C.

Darren Heitner has served as legal counsel to some of the most well known individuals and corporate entities in the world, including NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown, NBA superstar Draymond Green, full-service sports agency Rosenhaus Sports Representation, massively successful nutritional and dietary supplement company Evlution Nutrition, and retired athletes such as Manny Ramirez and Luis Castillo.


Kevin S. Parker
New York State Senator, 21st District

A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, Senator Parker was first elected to the New York State Senate in 2002 to represent the diverse 21st Senatorial District, which includes Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. The eight-term lawmaker is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications and proudly serving as the whip for the Democratic majority.


Angela A. Smedley
Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP

Much of Angela Smedley’s litigation practice involves the application of the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, and the Federal Arbitration Act to the unique landscape of professional sports. In this context, she has represented clients such as the National Football League Players Association, the National Basketball Players Association, and a variety of individual professional athletes and sports agents. She also has experience representing multinational corporations in class-action antitrust litigation, including in multiple auto parts cases in one of the largest multi-district litigations to date.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019



Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Tony Farina

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