(Webcast) The Future of College Name, Image, and Likeness Rights: The Athlete’s Perspective

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Program Co-Chairs:
John Kolesar
Harris Beach PLLC
Ethan Orlinsky
Co-Chair, NYC Bar Sports Law Committee
Katie Steiner
Legal Coordinator, Major League Baseball

  • In the second installment of the Sports Law Committee’s three-part series covering the evolving legal landscape and marketplace concerning Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights, a panel comprising former professional and collegiate athletes will explore the novel legal issues, opportunities, and challenges surrounding the use of a college student-athletes’ NIL rights. The panel, featuring notable former athletes Caitlin Hannibal, Al Leiter, and Jill Pilgrim, and moderator Michael McCann, will share unique insights into the athlete’s perspective on NIL rights. Attendees will hear the panelists’ perspectives on the potential impact college athletic departments and programs will face, including impacts on recruiting, competitive fairness, and non-revenue generating sports. Additionally, the panelists will discuss the new opportunities NIL rights create for student-athletes and the changing landscape affecting college athletics as a whole.

    Program Fee: $79 for Members | $179 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Caitlin Hannibal
    Retired Professional Boxer
    Senior Manager, Business Affairs & Legal, iNDEMAND
    Former Asst. Director of Academic Services, University of Louisville Athletics
    NYC Bar Association, Sports Law Committee Member

    Al Leiter
    Two-Time World Series Champion, and Retired MLB All-Star
    Father of Jack Leiter, Baseball Student-Athlete, Vanderbilt University
    Emmy Award Winning Broadcaster

    Jill Pilgrim
    Decorated Track and Field Star, Princeton University
    Former General Counsel of LPGA
    Former General Counsel and Director of Business Affairs for USA Track & Field
    Founder and Managing Attorney of Pilgrim & Associates Arbitration, Law & Mediation LLC

    Michael McCann (Moderator)
    Legal Analyst and Senior Sports Legal Reporter, Sportico
    Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

  • 5:30 pm – 5:35 pm
    Introduction of Topic and Panelists

    5:35 pm – 6:00 pm
    The Changing Landscape of College Athletics and Concerns of Competitive Balance

    6:00 pm – 6:25 pm
    Implications and Potential Adverse Effects on Student-Athletes

    6:25 pm – 6:30 pm

  • New York: 1.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 1.0 General
    California: 1.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Sports Law, Eleanor M. Lackman & Ethan G. Orlinsky, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org