Sports Law

Manatt Sponsors Symposium on Integrity in Sports

Topics Include Bullying, Match-Fixing, Performance Enhancement, Changing Landscape of College Sports

Manatt, along with cosponsors the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks and Oakland A’s, will be sponsoring the Fifth Annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium at Santa Clara University on September 11, 2014. The Symposium, titled “Integrity in Sports,” will include presentations on bullying, match-fixing, performance enhancement, the changing landscape of college sports and other trending topics that may arise before the event.

The Symposium’s keynote speaker is Paraag Marathe, the President of the San Francisco 49ers. The lunchtime speaker is Travis Tygard, CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Chairing the event for the fifth year in a row is Ron Katz, Chairman of the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics and chair of Manatt’s Sports Law Practice.

Registration online is now open (see below), and those wanting more information can contact Nancy Diaz:; 408 554-4451.

 Sports Law Institute



September 11, 2014
9 am - 6 pm
(Check-in begins at 8:30am)

Benson Memorial Center
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Register online

The Brave New World of College Athletics,
Bullying and a Culture of Performance,
Trending Topics,
Match Fixing - the New Danger to U.S. Sports

 The symposium qualifies for 5.5 hours California Bar CLE general credit.


Keynote Speaker

Paraag Marathe

Paraag Marathe
President, San Francisco 49ers


Featured Lunchtime Speaker

Travis Tygert

Travis Tygart
CEO, United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)


Brave New World of College Athletics

Marisa Brutoco

Marisa Brutoco
Corporate Counsel, Google/YouTube

Ilan Ben-Hananjpg

Ilan Ben-Hanan
VP Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN

Missy Conboy

Missy Conboy
Sr. Deputy Athletic Director,
University of Notre Dame

Marisa Brutoco

Moderator: Tom Farrey
Director, Aspen Institute Sports & Society, ESPN Correspondent

Bernard Muir

Bernard Muir
The Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics,
Stanford University

Jamie Zaninovich

Jamie Zaninovich
Deputy Commissioner and COO, Pac-12 Conference


Bullying and a Culture of Performance

Jim Thompson

Brandi Chastain
Retired US World Champion
Soccer Team Player

Gary Namie

Dr. Gary Namie
Founder, Workplace Bullying Institute

Gary Namie

Dr. William Pollock
Founder, National Violence Prevention &
Study Center; Professor, Harvard Medical School

Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson
CEO & Founder,
Positive Coaching Alliance


Trending Topics

Hannah Gordon

Moderator: Hannah Gordon
Director of Legal Affairs,
San Francisco 49ers

Rich Brand

Rich Brand
Chair, Sports Practice Group, Arent Fox

Patrick Dunkley

Patrick Dunkley
Senior University Counsel; Deputy Director of Athletics, HR and Legal Affairs, Stanford University


William Gould IV
Professor Emeritus, Stanford Law School and former NLRB Chairman

Ryan Nece

Ryan Nece
former NFL Player, Entrepreneur, Football Analyst and Philanthropist


Match Fixing -
the New Danger to U.S. Sports

Patricia Ernstrom

Patricia Ernstrom
Executive Director,
San Jose Sports Authority

Declan Hill

Dr. Declan Hill
Investigative Journalist,
Author, Academic


Afternoon Discussion -
A Big Picture View of Ethics in Sport

Jack Bowen

Jack Bowen
Philosopher, Ethicist, Author, Coach



Gold Sponsors:

Manatt Oakland A's
SF-49ers-logo San Jose Sharks

Silver Sponsors:

Law Seminars International
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP


Institute of Sports Law and Ethics
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0430




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