Student-Athlete NIL: Federal and State Legislative Updates and Disparities, Litigation Trends, Use of School's IP, Pay-to-Play
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel to companies, universities, and student-athletes on name, image, and likeness (NIL) developments. The panel will discuss legislative updates and litigation trends and address pay-to-play concerns and issues related to using a university's IP. The panel will also discuss lessons from the first year of NIL and how the recent developments and lessons inform counsel going forward.
- NIL developments
- Legislative updates
- Litigation trends
- Pay-to-play concerns
- Using a university's IP and associated issues
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How has the playing field changed for a student-athlete's ability to endorse goods and services?
- What action have states taken to address the changes with the leveraging of NIL?
- How may colleges and universities work with donors, athletes, and sponsors in this new legal environment?
- What lessons can counsel take away from the recent changes in NIL and apply going forward?
Barry M. Benjamin
Partner; Chair Advertising and Marketing Group
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Mr. Benjamin’s practice focuses on advertising, privacy, and technology transactions, in areas where traditional... | Read More
Mr. Benjamin’s practice focuses on advertising, privacy, and technology transactions, in areas where traditional and digital media converge, and where evolving distribution platforms and data gathering tools push the boundaries of intellectual property rights, privacy, technology, and content. He regularly advises clients small and large, from multinational corporations to start-up ventures, across numerous industries including retail, fashion, gaming, telecommunications, cosmetics, food and beverage, consumer products, and technology. Mr. Benjamin regularly negotiates technology and commercial contracts, including advertising industry contracts such as agency-client deals, brand licensing, promotion, native advertising, celebrity talent, endorsement, influencer, and sponsorship agreements, as well as technology contracts such as website development agreements, programmatic media transactions, email marketing and list rental, software development, and hosting agreements. He also has an extensive and varied counseling practice, advising on the structure of and reviewing advertising and marketing campaigns, and drafting terms and conditions for all forms of marketing and promotion initiatives, including sweepstakes, online, mobile, and app games, skill contests, social media engagement, fantasy sports, email, text messaging, and charitable marketing and co-venture programs. Mr. Benjamin is a frequent speaker on advertising, marketing, privacy, and emerging media issues, and has written articles in many different publications.Close
Martin D. Edel
Chair College Sports Law Practice and Director
Goulston & Storrs
Mr. Edel is Co-Chair of the firm’s Sports Law Practice, which has been recognized as one of the best in the... | Read More
Mr. Edel is Co-Chair of the firm’s Sports Law Practice, which has been recognized as one of the best in the U.S. In his litigation and advisory practice, Mr. Edel advises and represents leagues, teams, media companies and individuals in licensing matters and disputes, IP matters, employment, gender equity, antitrust, and other complex contractual disputes. Mr. Edel is an Adjunct Instructor at Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches Sports Law. In addition, for over 20 years, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches classes in Sports Law and in Antitrust.Close
Mr. Winter is recognized as a leading college athlete name, image, and likeness lawyer and is sought out by clients and... | Read More
Mr. Winter is recognized as a leading college athlete name, image, and likeness lawyer and is sought out by clients and the media for this expertise. In addition to his commercial litigation and transactional practice, he has unique and broad experience assisting college athletes, universities, conferences, and college athletics-related businesses with their legal needs. Mr. Winter represents universities, college athletes, and related businesses in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters. This includes acting as a name, image, and likeness attorney for universities, businesses, and college athletes who are preparing for and taking advantage of NIL deals and opportunities.Close