We are pleased to announce that Attorney Robert J. Romano will be attending and colleague, Attorney Dan Fitzgerald, will be a panelist at the Harvard Sports Law Symposium on March 25, 2011. The symposium promises to be an informative and enjoyable for sports industry professionals as well and those looking to break into the industry.
The Symposium will take place on Friday, March 25th, 2011 from 9:30am to 6:30pm in Austin Hall at Harvard Law School.
The symposium will focus on the legal and business issues surrounding intercollegiate athletics, and the overarching theme of the symposium is “The Changing Face of Intercollegiate Athletics: Amateurs, Academics, and the Athletic Arms Race.”
The symposium will feature five panels and a Keynote Speech from Sonny Vaccaro, “The Godfather of Grassroots Basketball”. Vaccaro is a former sports marketing executive (he signed Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to their first shoe deals) and pioneer on the summer basketball circuit (he founded the ABCD Summer Camp). In his second career, Vaccaro has become an advocate for student-athletes in an effort to change the NCAA’s treatment of student-athletes. Vaccaro currently serves as a consultant for the plaintiffs in O’Bannon v. NCAA, a class action lawsuit with the potential to radically alter the college sports landscape.