National Baseball Arbitration Competition – Information and Schedule
Next week, the Tulane Sports Law Society is hosting the 5th annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition. Forty teams from law schools across the country will compete in the unique and specialized context of MLB's salary arbitration proceedings. The two-day competition begins Thursday, February 9th and culminates on Friday afternoon with the championship round and symposium, both of which are open to the public.
The championship round of the competition will be held on Friday, February 10th from 2:00 to 3:15 pm. Following the competition, from 3:30 to 6:00 pm, there will be a symposium featuring two panel discussions. The first panel discussion - The New CBA: Change and Continuing Peace - will be held from 3:30 to 4:30. The second panel discussion - Hot Topics in Baseball: International Issues, Arbitration Today, and More - will be held from 4:40 to 5:50. The symposium concludes with final remarks by Professor Gabe Feldman.
Both events will be held in the Kendall Cram Lecture Hall of the Lavin-Bernick Center, located on Tulane's uptown campus.
The lineup of guest arbitrators and panel members for the competition includes:
Nona Lee, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Jon Fetterolf, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington D.C.
Larry Silverman, former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Pittsburgh Pirates.
Darren Heitner, Attorney, Wolfe Law Miami P.A.; Chief Editor, SportsAgentBlog.com.
Jorge Arangure Jr., Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine.
Marc Kligman, Baseball Agent, Total Care Sports Management.
Bryan Minniti, Assistant GM of the Washington Nationals.
Steven Fehr, Outside Counsel to the MLBPA.
Scott Shapiro, Agent at Praver Shapiro Sports Management.
Jay Reisinger, Partner at Farrell & Reisinger, LL
Clark Griffith, Attorney; AAA Arbitrator; former Owner and Executive Vice President of the Minnesota Twins and former Chairman of Major League Baseball Properties.