Sports and Entertainment Law event to feature executives from Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN, “Addicted to Food”
Public Relations - Published: February 11, 2012
SportsEnt2012 NEWSPROMOThe general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles and an ESPN analyst will help Widener Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Association kick off its annual daylong conference on hot topics in sports, television, film, music and ethics.

The event Thursday, Feb. 16 on the law school’s Delaware campus will begin with the panel discussion, “Sports law in hindsight: A dissection of the NFL lockout,” featuring Howie Roseman, Esq., general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles and Andrew Brandt, a sports business analyst with ESPN. Widener Law alumnus Christopher J. Cabott, Esq. ’05 of Zane Management Inc. in Philadelphia will moderate.

The conference, now in its seventh year, is presented by the student-run Sports and Entertainment Law Association under the direction of Widener Law Adjunct Professor Alexander Murphy. Murphy will moderate the three remaining panels.

The sports panel featuring Roseman, Brandt and Cabott will run from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Other event panels include:

11:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. “How to become a great music lawyer in one hour…and 63 years,” featuring attorney Kenneth J. Abdo, of Minneapolis and attorney Robert E. Donnelly of New York City. Both men practice with Lommen Abdo.

2 - 3:15 p.m. “Reality TV: Beyond the Jersey Shore,” featuring John Foy, executive producer for the Oprah Winfrey Network show “Addicted to Food” and Philadelphia attorney and Widener Law alumnus Justin B. Wineburgh, Esq. ’97.

3:30 - 4:45 p.m. “Ethics in intercollegiate athletics – Lessons learned,” featuring Heather Lyke, associate athletic director at The Ohio State University and Professor John P. Sahl of the University of Akron School of Law.

For practicing attorneys in Delaware and Pennsylvania attendance at the program offers five continuing legal education credits, including one ethics credit. The registration cost for attorneys attending for credit is $125 and includes lunch; the fee for Widener Law alumni is $100. The event is free for students and members of the general public, but does not include program materials or lunch.

Registration and continental breakfast the day of the conference run from 9 to 9:50 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Constance Sweeney at 302-477-2177 or e-mail