Legal Sports Wagering: What Every University Needs to Know

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 11:00

Where: Archer & Greiner P.C., Three Logan Square, 1717 Arch Street, Suite 3500, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Archer Speakers: Patrick J. Doran, Esq. and Shelley R. Smith, Esq.

Guest Speakers: Dick Jerardi, Bill Bradshaw and Sean Patrick Griffin, PhD.

This moderated panel discussion will address the downstream impacts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey sports wagering laws. Do your University employees and students have access to confidential information that could give them an unfair advantage if they used that knowledge to place sports bets? We will discuss the policies and procedures that universities should consider for both employees and students in light of the risks arising from the rapid growth of easy access to legal sports wagering. This panel will be moderated by Shelley Smith, the former City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia and experienced trial lawyer. She will guide discussion among the panelists that include a veteran media professional, college athletic director, college professor and best-selling author on the NBA betting scandal, and an experienced labor and employment attorney.

Topics will include:

  • What is the law?
  • Who does the law impact?
  • What are the risks and how do you manage them?
    • Labor/Employment issues
    • Healthcare/HIPAA
    • Broader Policy Issues
  • What do you do if something goes wrong?
  • Hypothetical Scenarios drawn from real life:  how trainers, team managers, and even roommates can be valuable sources of inside information

Panelists

Dick Jerardi

Dick Jerardi began working at the “Philadelphia Daily News’’ in 1985, initially covering horse racing and, starting in 1987, college basketball. Worked 25 Final Fours and 31 Kentucky Derbies. Also covered the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, 2001 NBA Finals, 2008 World Series and Penn State football from 1993 to 2004. Pa. Sportswriter of the year, APSE national finalist, USBWA 1st place award, Keystone Award winner, Best Preakness story, 3x winner of the Joe Hirsch Award, 5x winner of the Red Smith Award, and winner of the 2006 Eclipse Award. TV and radio work includes pre-Derby and Breeders’ Cup on ESPN, Pennsylvania Derby shows and Penn State basketball analyst. He is an inductee into the U.S. Basketball Writers’ (USBWA) HOF as well as the Parx Racing HOF.

Bill Bradshaw

Bill Bradshaw spent nearly 40 years as Intercollegiate Division I Athletic Director [La Salle(13), DePaul(16), and Temple(11)]. Bill is a 1969 graduate of La Salle University. He has advanced teams to NCAA Championships over 100 times in 15 different sports—including 32 appearances in the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. Since returning to La Salle, Bradshaw has maintained a cumulative 3.12 GPA for student-athletes, led the successful hosting of the Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, and has hired 14 head coaches. He has also contributed to a rise in athletics fundraising, corporate sponsorship and ticket revenues, and a multi-year partnership with Under Armour. He is a member of multiple HOFs, and demonstrates dedicated interest and experience to college Athletics.

Sean Patrick Griffin, PhD., Professor of Criminal Justice, The Citadel

Sean Patrick Griffin received his Ph.D. in the Administration of Justice (Sociology) from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Griffin, a former Philadelphia Police Officer, has published peer-reviewed research on various aspects of organized and white-collar crime including money laundering, tax evasion, and securities fraud. Professor Griffin authored the best-selling Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen which has been discussed in numerous academic and media forums.

Patrick J. Doran, Esq. Partner, Archer & Greiner P.C.

Patrick is a Partner in Archer’s Labor & Employment department and has represented management clients throughout the country in connection with all aspects of labor and employment matters including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitrations, policy development, counseling and various employment and civil rights litigation arising under laws such as Title VII, the ADA and FMLA.  Patrick also has handled a wide variety of complex litigation matters for public and private sector clients, and has represented many clients in matters relating to the horse racing industry and other gaming matters.

Shelley R. Smith, Esq., Partner, Archer & Greiner P.C.

Shelley counsels clients in commercial litigation and labor and employment matters. She has experience litigating a wide variety of cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Shelley also provides day-to-day advice and counsel to personnel and human resource departments with respect to the numerous labor and employment matters which arise from daily operations. As the City Solicitor of Philadelphia from 2008-2016, Shelley also advised clients regarding compliance with local, state and federal labor employment and HIPPA laws and regulations.Agenda

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast, Networking, and Registration

9:30-11:00 AM Program

Educational Credits

CLE Credits – 1.5 Substantive PA and 1.8 General NJ – Requested and Pending Approval

HRCI – 1.5 recertification credit hours – Requested and Pending Approval

 

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