The Future of Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) and College and Professional Sports

April 25, 2024 | Philadelphia | Duane Morris LLP and Misconduct Tavern

Duane Morris LLP will present The Future of Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) and College and Professional Sports, featuring a keynote speech from Michael McCann, professor and founding director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, Franklin Pierce School of Law, University of New Hampshire, on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. The program will take place at the firm's Philadelphia office and the NFL draft reception at Misconduct Tavern, 1801 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Registration and Networking: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Keynote and Panel Discussion: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
NFL Draft Reception: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

About the Program

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that gave student-athletes the ability to monetize their name, image and likeness continues to make waves across campuses. After Michael McCann’s keynote speech, join our speakers for a lively discussion on the current and future status of NIL in collegiate athletics and the implications for professional sports. Topics to be discussed include: the role of collectives, employment and labor concerns, state and federal regulations, contracts and marketing, and other issues.


Christiane Schuman Campbell
Partner and Vice Chair of Intellectual Property Practice Group
Duane Morris LLP


Pat Waters
President and CEO
Strategic Sports Marketing

Sean P. McConnell
Partner and Vice Chair of Antitrust and Competition Group
Duane Morris LLP


1.5 CLE credits pending.

Questions? Contact Hallie Garrison and Jenny Tran.

About Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris attorneys have decades of experience representing the diverse and growing range of participants in the sports and gaming industry. Our lawyers understand the unique issues presented by operating in the industry, including the importance of establishing and maintaining relationships, controlling sensitive information, maintaining privacy and confidentiality, and achieving goals in tight timeframes. We have represented athletes, teams, leagues, executives, athletic departments and other varied sports clients with negotiating deals, intellectual property, liability, risk and misconduct and civil claims, wealth management and tax planning, and other matters.

With the advent of internet and mobile gaming and the proliferation of sports wagering, we also represent technology providers for internet and mobile gaming, sports wagering operators and multimedia companies seeking to coordinate, work with and form partnerships with these new industry participants.

Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 900 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges.