A program presented by the UB Center for the Advancement of Sport, the Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and the UB Law Alumni Association.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar
Student moderators include:
Joshua S. Fox, Esq.
Joshua S. Fox is a senior counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department at Proskauer Rose and a member of the Sports, Labor-Management Relations, Class and Collective Actions and Wage and Hour Groups. As a member of the Sports Law Group, Josh has represented several Major League Baseball Clubs in all aspects of the salary arbitration process, including the Miami Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays.
Robert Pannullo, Esq.
Rob Pannullo is a litigation associate in the New York City office of Winston & Strawn LLP. His practice focuses on sports, antitrust, and labor law. Rob counsels and represents a variety of sports industry clients. Among those clients, Rob has regularly represented the Major League Baseball Players Association in litigation and salary arbitration matters.
Philip J. Zaccheo, Esq.
Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Zaccheo is co-chair of the firm's higher education practice, and is a trusted advisor and advocate who provides counseling and representation to colleges and universities throughout the United States on a variety of legal issues.
Alex C. Dell, Esq., Founding Attorney
Law Firm of Alex C. Dell, PLLC, Albany, NY
Dell is an attorney who counsels NHL referees on workers' compensation claims. He has also served as a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Ice Hockey Referee for more than 25 years.
Building the 272-game schedule that spans the 18 weeks of the NFL season is a complex mathematical exercise. Schedule makers use cloud-based computers to create thousands of possible schedules before picking the final version. Broadcast ratings, competitive team issues and stadium availability are just some of the factors that go into the complicated process.
Mike North and Charlotte Carey discussed the challenges of choosing a schedule to showcase the league’s best matchups and talent.
Dave Gardi, Senior Vice President of Football Operations, Policy and Compliance for the NFL
A lawyer and a former quarterback for Brown University, Gardi is the NFL’s gatekeeper of policies and procedures that control competitive balance on game day. From restrictions on drones in gusty weather to verifying the PSI of the game ball, Gardi serves as a watchdog over the integrity of game policies and rules administration, protecting the game day experience.
The UB Center for the Advancement of Sport is pleased to host the NHL's pre-eminent super-agent for several Russian players, Daniel Milstein. A Ukrainian native, Milstein has an inspirational story that gives him unique insight into the challenges currently faced by Russian hockey athletes.
Jonathan A. Dandes ’74 (BS)
Corporate Vice President, Rich Products Corporation
Former President, Rich Baseball Operations/Bisons Baseball
Leo Dandes ’10 (JD)
Vice-President/Financial Crimes Division, HSBC
Head Baseball Coach, AAA/BA
Former Head Baseball Coach,
D’Youville University Saints
The UB Center for the Advancement of Sport in conjunction with the UB Law Alumni Association presented a Sports Law Round Table featuring Ken Belson, NFL correspondent for The New York Times, who covers the business of the country’s largest sports league, writing about teams, stadiums, medical issues, lawsuits and more.