Oregon’s Law School to Host MMA Panel at Conference

January 27, 2011

The University of Oregon’s Sports and Entertainment Law Forum is set to host the 2011 Sports and Entertainment Law Conference in Portland, Oregon on Friday, January 28th. This year’s conference will feature five different panels that focus on the business and law of the sports industry:

  • MMA: The Legal Aspects of an Emerging Sport
  • Sports Agents and NCAA Compliance Rules
  • Pacific Northwest Professional Sports
  • Sports Business and the Law
  • North(west) Hollywood: Entertainment and Music Law in the Northwest

The panel on MMA features a very notable and influential group of MMA business professionals, including:

  • Brad Darcy, the Executive Director of the Oregon State Athletic Commission.
  • Kenn Ellner, the Chief Legal Counsel at Strikeforce MMA.
  • Frank Mahar, the Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Counsel at Genesco Sports Enterprises
  • Steve Pacitti, a well-respected legal representative for over 20 fighters, including Georges St-Pierre.

MMAPayout’s own Kelsey Philpott will be moderating the 75 minute discussion which is slated to kickoff the conference at 9:00am on Friday at the University of Oregon’s White Stag building.

For more information on the conference, please visit the Oregon SELC website at www.oregonselc.com.

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