On Friday, October 27th, 2023, the Brooklyn Leisure and Sports activities Legislation Society (BESLS) and the Mental Property Legislation Affiliation (IPLA) hosted the third annual Brooklyn Legislation Faculty Sports activities Legislation Symposium. This 12 months’s symposium theme was “Sports activities Tech: A Sports activities Lawyer’s Playbook.”
After a full morning of panel discussions and networking alternatives, the day concluded with a keynote dialog between Professor Jodi Balsam and Jax Russo Curtin (Vice President, Authorized, Main League Soccer). Ms. Curtin’s distinctive experience lies in her potential to mix authorized experience with a deep understanding of how know-how impacts the sports activities area.
Ms. Curtin spoke concerning the vital position know-how performed in making her an asset at earlier corporations and at present at MLS. She highlighted how embracing ever-changing know-how has enriched her authorized apply by serving to her present progressive options within the sports activities regulation area. Ms. Curtin’s enthusiasm for utilizing know-how to enhance her authorized work was evident and she or he inspired younger attorneys to stay tech-savvy as effectively.
Previous to becoming a member of MLS, Ms. Curtin gained invaluable expertise negotiating sponsorships at Heineken USA, the place a significant focus was on offers with sports activities groups and stadiums. This expertise allowed her to seamlessly transition to MLS, the place her background laid the inspiration for her success within the complicated world of know-how integration in sports activities regulation.
General, Ms. Curtin expressed her pleasure in witnessing how know-how will play a job within the present momentum MLS is experiencing. For instance, Ms. Curtin mentioned her distinctive alternative to interact in discussions concerning the integration of latest applied sciences similar to blockchain and NFTs into MLS initiatives. A willingness to delve into such complicated conversations highlights Ms. Curtin’s forward-thinking method and talent to navigate the intersection of regulation, know-how, and sports activities. Like Ms. Curtin, we’re additionally wanting to see how know-how will hold reshaping the sphere of sports activities regulation, providing new alternatives and improvements that may definitely change the sport.
BESLS, IPLA, and everybody in attendance want to thank Ms. Curtin and Professor Balsam for an unimaginable dialogue to finish our Sports activities Legislation Symposium on a excessive word.