On Friday, November 11th the Brooklyn Leisure and Sports activities Legislation Society and the Mental Property Legislation Affiliation hosted the second annual Brooklyn Legislation College Sports activities Legislation Symposium. The symposium theme was “Sports activities Mental Property in a Time of Disruption” and had many college students, college, practitioners, household and buddies in attendance. The occasion was an ideal success and BESLS and IPLA are already excited for subsequent 12 months!
The day of panels concluded with a keynote dialog between Professor Jodi Balsam and Tim Slavin (Managing Director and Chief Authorized Officer of OneTeam Companions). Tim offered nice perception into his profession, the work of OneTeam, and the longer term for athletes and sports activities attorneys.
Tim Slavin is the Managing Director and Chief Authorized Officer of OneTeam Companions, LLC. OneTeam was shaped in 2020 by the Nationwide Soccer League Gamers Affiliation, Main League Baseball Gamers Affiliation and RedBird Capital Companions. In lower than three years, Redbird exited with the enterprise valued at $1.9Billion. OneTeam has turn out to be a number one international sports activities licensing, advertising, media and funding firm representing the industrial pursuits of greater than 10,000 gamers of the NFLPA, MLBPA, MLSPA, U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Workforce PA, WNBPA, NWSLPA, U.S. Rugby PA, and the LCSPA, in addition to school athletes.
A founding government, Tim leads numerous initiatives to develop current and new income alternatives and manages company-wide authorized issues. Previous to his present place, he was the President of MLB Gamers, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the MLBPA. In that function, he guided gamers of their industrial relationships with Main League Baseball, licensees, sponsors, brokers and different strategic companions. Tim has been acknowledged as a member of the Sports activities Enterprise Journal’s Forty Below 40 and was additionally featured in a number one sports activities journal as a “rising government serving to to form the following period of baseball enterprise.”
After discussing Tim’s spectacular experiences and the way he received the place he’s immediately, the dialog continued with some perception into the world of group licensing and athlete publicity rights. Given an increase in alternatives (media, merchandise, memorabilia, fan experiences, and so forth.), Tim highlighted how necessary it’s that athletes have an actual seat on the negotiating desk. Whereas previously athletes had been typically left to concentrate on their sports activities profession and had been neglected within the enterprise world, the elevated energy of participant unions, the work of OneTeam, and the accessibility of data has propelled athletes into a strong function in negotiations about their rights. By offering athletes and unions with assets, uniting the objectives of athletes throughout numerous leagues, and exploiting new income alternatives, Tim and OneTeam should not solely getting athletes a seat on the desk, however a considerable voice as properly.
Total, Tim defined how the rise in alternatives for athletes may even result in alternatives for attorneys within the area. By uniting forces, embarking on inventive initiatives, and understanding the evolution of the sports activities enterprise, the longer term for athletes and sports activities attorneys is shiny!
BESLS, IPLA and everybody in attendance want to thank Professor Balsam and Tim Slavin for such an attention-grabbing dialog to conclude an ideal day of panels.
Written by: Daniel Erber
Daniel is a 2023 J.D. Candidate at Brooklyn Legislation College