Sports Law: Behind the Lights, Camerasand Action -
Deflategate and Beyond (4 hours of CLE credit; 1 hour of Ethics credit)
The Symposium will focus on the interaction between law and sports. The panel will give a broad overview of how the law shapes what goes on behind the bright lights and TV cameras of the professional sports world. Included will be an in-depth review of the legal proceedings and opinions related to Deflategate – National Football League Management Council and the National Football League v. National Football League Players Association and Tom Brady.
Symposium speakers will include Randy A. Hendricks, co-owner of Hendricks Sports Management in Spring, Texas; Eric Winston, an offensive tackle with the Cincinnati Bengals and the current president of the NFL Players Association; and Raffi Melkonian, a partner with the Houston firm of Wright & Close and a frequent commentator on sports issues. Stephanie Stradley, of counsel with the Stradley Law Firm and a long-time blogger on the Texans for the Houston Chronicle, will serve as moderator.