Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
1000 Boardwalk, Big Cypress Room (2nd Fl.)
(between Virginia & Maryland Aves.)
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Overview (Program Summary)
- 12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Registration & Networking
- 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Session I (Duane Morris LLP)
- 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Session II (Blank Rome LLP)
- 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
Session I – 40 Years of Fun: A Conversation with the Phillie Phanatic
He’s been called “crazy,” “beloved,” a “fan favorite,” and even “the most sued mascot in sports.” But one thing the Phillie Phanatic has never been called is boring. This program will feature a conversation with the performer who brings the Phanatic to life night after night: Tom Burgoyne! Tom will share stories and lessons from decades as a professional mascot. In addition, Duane Morris attorneys Christi Campbell and Tyler Marandola will join the conversation to provide informative background and analysis of a recent copyright lawsuit involving the Phanatic, and other legal issues that face lawyers (and occasionally mascots) of all stripes.
Session II – Sports Betting, Online Casinos, and E-Sports: What You Need to Know About this Booming Business
The states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware are three of the most progressive in the area of gambling expansion. This panel will provide an up-to-date summary of the latest developments in sports wagering, online casino gambling, and e-sports. Learn who is involved, who is profiting, how it is regulated, and what is in store for the future. Panelist Stephen D. Schrier is a Partner and Co-chair of Blank Rome’s Gaming and Sports Practice.
Stephen D. Schrier is the Co-Chair of the Gaming Group, and Co-Chair of the Sports Law Group at Blank Rome LLP. For over 30 years, Mr. Schrier has represented various stakeholders in the casino, horse racing, sports betting and online casino businesses nationwide. He represented the first online casino operators in New Jersey when online casino was approved in 2013, and assisted the first sports betting companies in their launch when the Supreme Court permitted New Jersey to operate sports betting in 2018. He is a former regulator with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, and was an adjunct professor of Gaming Law at Rutgers Law School. He was named a Sports, Gaming & Entertainment Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal in 2021.
David A. Moreno, Jr., a Partner at Blank Rome LLP, is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in a wide range of areas, including commercial litigation, tort litigation, and white collar defense. David has also represented athletes in the negotiations and legal review of marketing agreements and playing contracts for several athletes as well as E-sports athletes. He has also counseled celebrities, athletes, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and companies in crisis situations. David is the Co-founder of the North American Collegiate League “NACL”, an e-sports league. David is also the co-host of a television show on Apple TV focused on entrepreneurship.
Jeremy N. Kolman is currently the Associate General Counsel of Regulatory Affairs at BetMGM, one of the premier sports betting and online casino companies in America. His focus is on ensuring compliance with all mobile and retail jurisdictions where BetMGM is live, launching BetMGM into new markets, and analyzing the legality and regulatory impact of new business ventures. Prior to joining BetMGM, Mr. Kolman was with an AmLaw 100 law firm in its gaming group. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.