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  • 1. Slide Cast #2
    Caitlyn Hanlon
  • 2. Bruce Wilson
    Bruce is a Corporate Lawyer and has worked in the sports, media, health and branded consumer goods industries
    He’s a principal transaction advisor to all most important professional sport team’s
    Has represented Barclay’s Bank, NASCAR and the NFL regarding media, sponsorships and facility naming rights
    He was named “Best Lawyer in America” from 2009 to 2011
    He is also part of the “Chambers USA” from 2006 to 2011
  • 3. Joe Leccese
    Chairman of Proskauer
    Co-head of Sports Law Group
    “He has a broad-based corporate practice with particular emphasis on the representation of professional sports leagues, teams and owners; college conferences; and financial institutions that provide capital to the broad array of transactions that occur in the sports industry.”
    He has negotiated and represented for the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, New Jersey Devils and Orlando Magic
  • 4. Jeffrey Kessler
    Chairman of Dewey & LeBoeuf’sGlobal Litigation Department
    Co-chairman of the Sports Litigation Practice Group and a affiliate of its executive and leadership committees
    He is known as one of the most important and well-known lawyers in the country because of his widespread knowledge about antitrust laws, sports law and academic property
    One of his biggest and prominent antitrust cases was McNeil vs.. the NFL, in which free agency was developed
    He graduated from Columbia University and the Columbia University Law School in 1977
  • 5. Mary K. Braza
    She is a member of the Foley & Lardner LLP committee and a chair of the Sports Industry Team
    She’s an outside counsel for the Major League Baseball and works on matters such as “employment, taxation, technology and consulting agreements, licensing, trademark and antitrust litigation”
    Corresponded with the successful MLB Advanced Media, L.P. and negotiated their business partnership with
    She graduated and received her J.D. degree from Cornell University in 1981
    She was recognized for being a top editor for the Cornell International Law Journal
  • 6. Howard Ganz
    He is a lawyer with Joe Leccese at Proskauer and is the co-head of the Sport Law Group
    The biggest organization’s Howard has negotiated for comprise of the “National Broadcasting Company, Reader's Digest, Marubeni America Corporation, The Ford Foundation, AIG, Prudential, United Parcel Service, Major League Baseball, and the National Basketball Association”
    He has also worked as a “principal outside labor counsel” for the NBA for 25 consecutive years and have assisted the WMBA as well
  • 7. Marquette University’s National Sports Law Institute
    It’s a one of a kind institute
    Mission Statement: “to be the leading national educational and research institute for the study of legal, ethical and business issues affecting amateur and professional sports from an academic and practical perspective”
    The director of the institute is Professor Mitten
    The sport law courses available are very extensive and rigorous and the school focuses highly on student internships
    The classes concentrate on learning about “antitrust, labor, intellectual property, federal disability discrimination laws, and on developing contract negotiation, business planning, and transactional skills”
  • 8. History
    In 1908, there were two law schools in the area
    Milwaukee Law School which was more-established
    Milwaukee University Law School which was fairly new with financial problems
    Marquette took on exclusive ownership of both schools in that year during September deciding to name the new addition Marquette University College of Law.
    Once is started to become established, in 1923 the college's name transformed to the now Marquette University Law School.
    Finally in 1989, the National Sports Law Institute united with Marquette’s Sports Law program and made it was it is today
  • 9. References