Sports Law Symposium: Sports Tech: A Sports Lawyer’s Playbook

Please join the Brooklyn Entertainment & Sports Law Society (BESLS) and the Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA) on Friday, October 27 for our third annual Sports Law Symposium. The symposium theme is “Sports Tech: A Sports Lawyer’s Playbook,” and will feature three panels and a keynote conversation.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. with introductory remarks from BESLS and IPLA leadership, Dean David D. Meyer, and Professor of Clinical Law and Director of Externship Programs, Jodi Balsam.

The subsequent three panels will focus on:

Panel 1: “Playing Offense: Optimizing Artificial Intelligence and Athlete Biometric Data in Sports”


Eric Fishman, Partner, ArentFox Schiff

David Foster, Deputy General Counsel, NBPA

Meeka Bondy, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP


Karleigh Wike, Associate, Ropes & Gray


Panel 2: “The Esports Playing Field”


Patrick Murphy, Senior Legal Counsel, NYCFC

Harris Peskin, Partner, ESG Law

Peter Tringali, Senior Legal Counsel, New York Red Bulls


David Fish, Senior Litigation Counsel, Romano Law

Panel 3: “Playing Defense: Sports Data Privacy and Cybersecurity”


Wendy Li, Vice President & Senior Counsel, BSE Global

Leslie Shanklin, Partner & Co-Head of Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, Proskauer

Stephanie Weissenburger, Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, MLB Network


Robert Boland, Sports Law Professor, Seton Hall


Keynote Conversation

Jax Russo Curtin, VP, Legal, Major League Soccer (MLS)


CLE credit: This is a CLE-accredited event! If you would like to receive 4.5 CLE credits for this event, please fill out the CLE Credit form.  

If you are not attending for CLE credit, please fill out this Non-CLE Credit form.

The program provides 4.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the categories are Professional Practice (2.0 credits), Ethics and Professionalism (1.0 credits), Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection (1.0 credits) and Skills (0.5 credits). Materials will be distributed digitally prior to the event. Please print out a hard copy if you would like to have one as a reference. A limited number of printouts will be available upon email request to by the deadline of Oct. 20.


Questions: Please email