Cadwalader’s Stephen Weiss Moderates Amateur Sports Panel at American University Law Conference

March 04, 2019

Cadwalader associate Stephen Weiss served as moderator for a panel, titled “Prominent Issues in Amateur Sports,” at the 2019 Spring Symposium presented by the American University Washington College of Law Sports and Entertainment Society.

Weiss, a member of Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations and Sports Law Groups, was joined by several other industry experts. Together, they examined the government’s role in regulating amateur sports and the future of the NCAA’s amateurism rules.

“There are a number of stories that are capturing the headlines in amateur sports – NCAA and other governing body oversight, sports betting and university compliance with amateurism rules,” Weiss said. “Universities, amateur associations and corporations have this very complicated and tangled relationship that is often fraught with conflicting interests and tension. The panel provided a good opportunity to raise some of these issues and hear some spirited debate on how to improve the current state of amateur sports.”

Cadwalader’s Sports Law Group represents governing organizations – including the NHL, NFL, NBA, ATP and NCAA – as well as individual franchises, universities and athletes across a full spectrum of issues, including commercial and corporate litigation, enforcement and compliance investigations, antitrust matters, intellectual property disputes, employment and compensation arrangements, and municipal finance and securitization transactions.