Experts from many Disciplines to Discuss Baseball and the Law

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Date: 03/29/2011

The official Major League Baseball historian and a sports agent will gather with attorneys, government officials, academics and others to discuss "Baseball And The Law: America's National Pastimes" on Monday, April 11, 2011, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Albany Law School.

The symposium will span a variety of topics, including performance enhancing drug use, labor negotiation and collective bargaining, stadium development, intellectual property rights in the age of new media, player representation and contract negotiation and the history and development of free agency. Click here for a more comprehensive schedule.

Participants to date include: 

  • John Thorn, Official Baseball Historian, Major League Baseball, and Author, Baseball in the Garden of Eden
  • Henry D. Fetter, Author, Taking on the Yankees: Winning and Losing in the Business of Baseball
  • Douglas Gladstone, Author, A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB and The Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve
  • Marc A. Lorenti, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations
  • David L. Snyder, Professor, Department of Sport Management at the State University of New York College at Cortland
  • Joseph Gunn, New York City Corporation Counsel
  • Susan E. Farley '84, Principal, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
  • Eric Bowman '90, Founder and Senior Partner, Bowman Law Firm
  • Moshe Bonder '03, Regional General Counsel - Americas, CG Power Solutions USA Inc.
  • Martin Schwimmer, Partner, Leason Ellis LLP
  • Katherine Baynes, Partner, DLA Piper LLP
  • Michael Klein, Town Attorney, Town of Ramapo
  • JR Rickert, President and CEO, National Sports Management
  • Rick Murphy, Vice President, General Manager and Partner, Tri-City Valley Cats
  • David Fernandez '92, Partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Hank Domin, Sports Editor, Albany  Times Union
  • David Pratt, Professor, Albany Law School
  • Professor Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, Albany Law School

Hosted by the Albany Government Law Review, the symposium is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ian Group at 518-472-5863 or