Sports Law

Manatt Sponsors Concussion Symposium With SF '49ers, San Jose Sharks and Oakland Athletics

Manatt will again be a Gold Sponsor of the Santa Clara Institute of Sports Law and Ethics Symposium. Other Gold Sponsors are the SF '49ers, the San Jose Sharks and the Oakland Athletics.

The Symposium will be held September 12 at Santa Clara University. The topic this year will be Sports Concussions: Problems and Proposed Solutions.

The speakers include keynoters Alan Schwarz of the NY Times and NFL Senior Vice-President for health and Safety Policy, Jeff Miller. There will be a panel on medical issues, chaired by Dr. Robert Cantu, who is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Boston University and who is the author of a leading book on issues with youth concussions; a panel on football, chaired by Ramogi Huma, President of the National College Players Association; a panel on soccer, chaired by Olympic and World Cup champion, Brandi Chastain; a panel on youth issues, chaired by Tom Farrey of ESPN; and a panel on legal issues chaired by Ted Leland, the Athletic Director of University of the Pacific. Also speaking will be retired football players, including Hall-of-Famer, Ronnie Lott, and three-time All Pro, Brent Jones.

There will also be a special lunchtime presentation, "What we can learn from What Happened at Rutgers" by Jack Clark, the Cal Berkeley rugby coach who has won 22 NCAA Championships, and Jim Thompson, CEO and Founder of Positive Coaching Alliance.



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