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Social Justice Intersecting with Sports- Is It Right?

ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting


Date: April 1, 2022

Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM (EST)

Location: Hybrid

From Jackie Robinson to Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith and more recently Colin Kaepernick, sports have historically been a stage for social justice issues. While sports intersecting with social justice is not new, it has become more prominent recently. Mintz Member and Co-chair of the firm's Sports & Entertainment Practice, Tyrone Thomas will be speaking on a panel titled, "Social Justice Intersecting with Sports- Is It Right?" at the 2022 ABA Business Law Section Hybrid Spring Meeting on Friday, April 1st, from 12:00pm - 1:30 pm EST. The panel, which also includes Sterling Hawkins, senior vice president and general counsel at Learfield collegiate sports marketing, Terence Moore, a national sports columnist, Ashley Page, senior vice president, deputy general counsel, chief compliance officer at Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company  and Jeffrey Schlerf, Sports Law attorney at GrayRobinson, will discuss such topics as major sporting event relocations; business and contractual relationships; athlete advocacy; college NIL (name, image and likeness) policies; labor relations; corporate social responsibility; and antitrust law.

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