31: Leveling the Playing Field with Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard

In this episode, Peter speaks with Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard, assistant general counsel for a professional sports franchise and host of the Leveling the Playing Field podcast. They discuss Bobbi-Sue’s career trajectory as well as her new podcast, which features women in sports. You can find the iTunes link for her podcast here and you can reach her on twitter here. You definitely don’t want to miss out on her wisdom on twitter, both personally and professionally!

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29: Sports Law at an International Law Firm with Brian Socolow

In this episode, Peter speaks with Brian Socolow, the Co-Chair of the Sports group at Loeb & Loeb, an international law firm. Brian speaks about his career as an attorney practicing “sports law” at a large law firm, including the challenges and opportunities that he has encountered. This podcast will be of particular interest to law students and lawyers interested in pursuing a career in sports law.

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26: MLB Service Time Manipulation with Pat Kessock

In this episode, Peter speaks with Pat Kessock, a law student and Boston College School of Law and author of the article Out of Service: Does Service Time Manipulation Violate Major League Baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement?, which was published in the September 2016 issue of the Boston College Law Review. Peter and Pat speak about service time manipulation in Major League Baseball and the various proposed solutions to this issue.

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24: Sports Law Biz Podcast Update

Hi everyone – you may have noticed that the Sports Law Biz Podcast did not put out any new episodes over the past couple of months. That’s because I have been busy with work and other obligations. But, with a new year comes more free time and a renewed dedication to releasing podcast episodes.

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23: HGH-Gate with Dan Werly

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the recent “HGH-Gate” NFL interviews with Dan Werly. Dan is the founder and managing editor of the White Bronco, a leading sports-law blog. If you like this podcast and have not yet checked out the White Bronco, you should definitely check it out. . You can follow him on twitter at @WerlySportsLaw.

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21: Lawyerball with Charles H. Martin

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the MASN television rights fees lawsuit between the Orioles and the Nationals with Charles H. Martin. Charles is the author of Lawyerball: The Courtroom Battle of the Orioles Against the Nationals and MLB for the Future of Baseball. We discuss his book and the details and implications of this ongoing lawsuit in this episode.  You can visit his website here and follow him on twitter at @Every1sGuide.

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18: Sports Law Entrepreneurship with Tony Iliakostas

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses the experience of hosting a sports law blog with Tony Iliakostas, the host and founder of the sports law webshow Law and Batting Order. He’s also a sports law contributor for the website LawNewz. Tony is a graduate of Fordham University and an alumnus of New York Law School. He’s also currently a Business Affairs Manager in the Rights Representation Group at Corbis Entertainment. You can follow Tony on twitter at @aliakostas and Law and Batting Order at @LawandBO.

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16: Sustainability in Sports with Brian McCullough

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses protections for student athletes with Brian McCullough, Assistant Professor of Sport Administration & Leadership at Settle University, where he serves as the coordinator of the new Sport Sustainability Leadership graduate specialization and certificate program. In this interview, we discuss the past, present and future of sustainability in the world of sports. You can follow Brian on twitter at @mcculloughbrian.

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13: Morals Clauses with Kelly Jones

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses morals clauses with Kelly Jones. Kelly is Senior Counsel at Under Armour, an apparel and footwear company. She has years of experience negotiating endorsement contracts (among other types of contracts) on both sides of the bargaining table, previously representing athletes and currently representing a company that  seeks athlete endorsement of its products. In this interview, she provides insight into why morals clauses exist and how these clauses operate in the “real world.” This discussion covers good contractual drafting and negotiation principles for all lawyers, including sports lawyers.

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11: Ethical Issues for Lawyer-Agents with Jeff Meehan

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses potential ethical issues faced by lawyer-agents in the sports world with Jeff Meehan.  Jeff wrote an article about the particular challenges faced by sports agents who are also lawyers that was published in the Spring 2014 edition of the Sports Lawyers Journal entitled “Harvard or Hardball? An Examination of Ethical Issues Faced by Lawyer-Agents.” Although many sports agents have law degrees, the rules of professional conduct that lawyers are subject to potentially expose these lawyer-agents to greater liability than their peers. These are issues not commonly examined, and Jeff explores them in depth during the course of our discussion and in his article.

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