Board of Advisors

The National Sports Law Institute is aided by its Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors is a group of sports lawyers, sports industry executives and professionals, sports law professors and teachers, and others with a demonstrated interest in the field of sports law. The primary duties of the members of the Board of Advisors are: 1) to contribute to the advancement of knowledge regarding legal, ethical, and business issues affecting the sports industries; 2) to provide advice and guidance on matters affecting Marquette University Law School's Sports Law Program; 3) to attend NSLI events and to participate in the governance of the NSLI; and 4) to assume other duties and responsibilities (including service on committees) that further the NSLI's best interests.

The Board of Advisors includes the following individuals:

CHAIR: John P. Collins, Partner, Collins & Collins, Chicago, Illinois

VICE-CHAIR: Mary K. Braza, Partner and Chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • Schuyler J. Baehman, Director of Communications & Player Relations, National Hockey League, New York, New York
  • Jeff Benz, Benz Law / Benz ADR / Agency for Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles, California
  • John S. Black, General Counsel, National Federation of State High School Associations, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Kate Cassidy, Associate Counsel, Texas Rangers Baseball, LLC, Arlington, Texas
  • Matoula Charitsis, President, McLaren Global Sport Solutions Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Steve Cottingham, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations/Chief Financial Officer, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Eryn M. Doherty, Vice President, Labor Relations, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City, California
  • Janis K. Doleschal, Sports Law Consultant, Start Playing Safe, and former Commissioner of Sports and Athletics, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Shawn M. Eichorst, Director of Athletics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Jeff Gewirtz, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • Martin J. Greenberg, Managing Member, Law Office of Martin J. Greenberg, LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Greg Heller, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charles Henderson, Attorney-at-Law, Davis & Kuelthau, S.C., Secretary and General Counsel of the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation, and Chairman of the Board, Pettit National Ice Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Philip R. Hochberg, Principal, Law Offices of Phillip R. Hochberg, Potomac, Maryland
  • Gary L. Johansen, Associate General Counsel, United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Robert H. Lattinville, Professional Football and Collegiate Advisor, Social Media Sports Management, of counsel, Spencer Fane, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Christian Lavers, Executive Vice President, US Club Soccer (a National Association Member of the US Soccer Federation), Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Robert E. Leib, JD, LL.M, CPA, CGMA  Managing Member, Leib Advisors, LLC, Mequon, Wisconsin
  • Michael Lenard, Vice President, International Council of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland; former Vice President, United States Olympic Committee; former member of the Board, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, former Vice Chair and member of the USOC's Athletes’ Advisory Council; 1984 Olympian
  • Danez M. Lockhart, Continuing Education Consultant, National Football League, New York, New York
  • Jim McKeown, Partner and Member, Sports Industry Team and Antitrust Practice Group, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • A. J. (Jack) Mills, Jr., President, Ascent Sports & Entertainment, Boulder, Colorado
  • Charles Mulcahy, President, Milwaukee Tennis Classic, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Maidie Oliveau, Counsel, Arent Fox LLP, Los Angeles, California
  • Alan J. Ostfield, President, North Atlantic | New York & Philadelphia, Live Nation, New York, New York
  • Jill Pilgrim, Principal & Business Counsel, Precise Advisory Group, Miami, Florida
  • Craig Pintens, Senior Associate Athletic Director/Marketing & Public Relations, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  • Ed Policy, Vice President and General Counsel, Green Bay Packers, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Donald M. Remy, Executive Vice President of Law, Policy & Governance, and Chief Legal Officer, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Richard Reider, President, RaR Consulting, LLC, Mequon, Wisconsin
  • John Ruger, Athlete Ombudsmen 1999-2014 for the United States Olympic Committee, Boulder, Colorado
  • Rick Schlesinger, Chief Operating Officer, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Allan (Bud) Selig, Commissioner Emeritus, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mike Sneathern, Senior Director, Legal Affairs, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Debbie Spander, Vice President, Broadcasting, Wasserman Media Group, Los Angeles, California
  • Nyea Sturman, General Counsel, Orlando Magic, Orlando, Florida
  • Joseph E. Tierney, III, Shareholder, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Anne Wall, Former Brand Protection Advisor to the International Paralympic Committee and International Olympic Committee; Board of Directors, Wall Family Enterpriseand Pettit National Ice Center, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • Ronald L. Walter, Former Executive Vice President and Alternate Governor, Milwaukee Bucks, and Retired Partner, Foley& Lardner, LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Gary D. Way, Vice President & Global Counsel, Sports Marketing, NIKE Inc., Beaverton, Oregon
  • Jason Wied, Partner, Menn Law Firm, Ltd., Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Marti Wronski, Vice President & General Counsel, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Marquette University Law School

  • Patricia A. Cervenka, Professor of Law and Director, Law Library
  • J. Gordon Hylton, Professor of Law
  • Matthew J. Parlow, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
  • Phoebe Williams, Retired Associate Professor of Law

Other Academic Institutions

  •  Andrew Brandt, Director, Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, Villanova School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • Timothy Davis, John W. & Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law, School of Law, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • N. Jeremi Duru, Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
  • James Gray, Sport & Recreation Management Program Director, Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Daniel C. McDonald, S.J., Provincial Assistant for Detroit-Chicago and Wisconsin Provinces, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Richard McLaren, Professor of Law, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, Counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP, and Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • William S. Miller, Chair and Associate Professor, Health, Exercise Science & Sport Management, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • James Nafziger, Thomas B. Stoel Professor and Director, International Law Programs, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
  • Hayden Opie, Director of Studies, Sports Law Program, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia         
  • Kristi Schoepfer, Associate Professor, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Rodney Smith, Director of the Sports Law and Business Program, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, School of Law, Malibu, California