Atlanta Sports Explosion: The Business and Legal Impact

Georgia State University College of Law

Friday, April 12, 2019


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8:30-9:00 am

Opening Remarks

9:00-9: 15 am

Panel One

9:15-10: 30 am
Sports and Real Estate: Stadium Acquisition, Renovation and the Legal Implications of Public-Private Partnerships

  • Bharath Parthasarathy, Esq. Deputy General Counsel, Georgia State University
  • Douglass P. Selby, Esq. Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Thad Sheely Chief Operating Officer, Atlanta Hawks

Networking Break

10:30-10: 45 am

Panel Two

10:45 – 12:00 p.m.
The Growth of eSports in Atlanta: Negotiating Team, Player Rights & Competition

  • Robin Dunson, Esq. Asst. General Counsel, Cox Enterprises Overwatch League
  • Nathaniel Blair, Esq. General Counsel, Hi-Rez Studios
  • Eric Schroeder, Esq. Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • David Schulman, Esq. Partner, Greenberg, Traurig

Panel Three

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Super Bowl LIII: An Overview of the Complex Legal and Business Issues Facing the City of Atlanta

  • Justin King, Esq. Partner, King & Spalding
  • Jon Keen, Esq. Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of Atlanta
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, City of Atlanta
  • Nick Brown, Esq. Legal Counsel, AMB Sports and Entertainment

Closing Remarks
1:00 p.m.


Thad Sheely

Nick Brown

Nathaniel Blair

Justin King

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Jon Keen

Eric Schroeder

Douglass P. Selby

David Schulman

Bharath Parthasarathy