Representing Athletes and Coaches: the Legal Challenges and Pitfalls
The Pitt Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society presents:
"REPRESENTING ATHLETES AND COACHES: THE LEGAL CHALLENGES AND PITFALLS"
Panel Discussion 6:30 – 8:30 in Teplitz CourtroomRalph Cindrich: He was a 1972 5th round NFL draft choice and played professional football with the Houston Oilers and the New England Patriots. Ralph has twice been named “100 Most Powerful in Sports” by Sporting News, and is listed among the top NFL agents.
Eddie Edwards, Jr.: He focuses his practice on general corporate and securities law. In addition, Eddie has unique experience in the sports industry, primarily advising players from the National Football League with contract negotiations, litigation, and client counseling.
Steve Reich: Steve Reich is a NHLPA Certified Agent and began representing professional athletes in 1987. he represented such athletes as Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux, Ron Francis, and Tom Barrasso. In 2001, he founded Reich Publishing & Marketing (ReichPM).
Jay K. Reisinger: Mr. Reisinger's practice focuses primarily on sports law, white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. Mr. Reisinger has also represented numerous athletes in performance enhancing substance/drug appeals and other disciplinary matters in the MLB, the NFL, the NHL, and the NBA.
Jim Zeszutek: Jim is involved in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device products on behalf of the products' manufacturers. He has an active NCAA practice in which he represents coaches in hearings before the Committee on Infractions defending against allegations of NCAA Bylaw violations and has been involved in the Committee on Infractions