In the world of sports, what happens on the field or the court is just the beginning. Coaches, owners, university athletic departments, facility managers, and others behind the scenes of amateur and professional sports confront a host of legal issues off the field. The exercise of free speech by fans, wage and hour pitfalls, and trademark enforcement are just a few examples.

In this webinar, a panel of Ballard Spahr attorneys and in-house counsel will provide a broad overview of the most pressing legal concerns affecting the sports industry.


  • First Amendment issues, including policies governing banners and signs at sports venues
  • Labor and employment concerns, such as problems with volunteers and unpaid interns
  • The impact of intellectual property litigation on professional and collegiate sports
  • Issues involving the use of athletes’ names and likenesses
  • Panel Q&A on other issues on the horizon


12:00 PM - 1:00 ET | Webinar


Travis J. Leach, Partner, Ballard Spahr


Kieron Frazier, Associate Counsel, Minnesota Vikings

Caleb Jay, Senior Director of Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel, Arizona Diamondbacks

Lance Van Houten, Associate General Counsel, PING

John G. Kerkorian, Partner, Ballard Spahr

Brian W. LaCorte, Partner, Ballard Spahr

Edward D. Rogers, Partner, Ballard Spahr

There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.
Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa Prickril at 215.864.8252 or

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