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: 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

VICE-CHAIR: Rick Schlesinger, Chief Operating Officer, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • Schuyler J. Baehman, Senior Manager of Communications & Player Relations, National Hockey League, New York, New York
  • Jeff Benz, Agency for Dispute Resolution, Bevery Hills, California
  • Richard Berthelsen, General Counsel, National Football League Players' Association, Washington, D.C.
  • John S. Black, General Counsel, National Federation of State High School Associations, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Andrew Brandt, Director, Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, Villanova School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • Mary K. Braza, Partner and Chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Casey Coffman, Senior Director of Business Affairs, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
  • John P. Collins, Partner, Collins & Collins, Chicago, Illinois
  • Eryn M. Doherty, Assistant General Counsel/Executive Director, Labor Relations, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City, California
  • Janis K. Doleschal, Sports Law Consultant, Start Playing Safe, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Shawn M. Eichorst, Director of Athletics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Jeff Gewirtz, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, NETS BASKETBALL/Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, New York, New York
  • Martin J. Greenberg, Managing Member, Law Office of Martin J. Greenberg, LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Clark Griffith, Attorney at Law, Clark C. Griffith, P.A., Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 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 Kaler, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, United States Soccer Foundation Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Gordon Kirke, Sports Lawyer and Sports Law Professor, Kirke Law, Toronto, Canada
  • Robert H. Lattinville, CAA Sports, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Robert E. Leib, Owner, Leib Advisors, LLC, Chief Executive Officer and President, The Leib Group, LLC, Mequon, Wisconsin
  • Danez Lockhart, Continuing Education Consultant, National Football League, New York, New York
  • Jim McKeown, Partner and Chair, Antitrust Practice Group, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • A. J. (Jack) Mills, Jr., President, Ascent Sports & Entertainment, Boulder, Colorado
  • Charles Mulcahy, Senior Advisor, Milwaukee Tennis Classic, Fox Point, Wisconsin
  • Maidie Oliveau, Counsel,ArentFox 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
  • Donald 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, United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Allan (Bud) Selig, Commissioner, Major League Baseball, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Michael L. Slive, Commissioner, Southeastern Conference, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Deborah Spander, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, MTV Entertainment, Santa Monica, California
  • Nyea Sturman, Assistant Director of Legal Services, Orlando Magic, Orlando, Florida
  • Joseph E. Tierney, III, Shareholder, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mark F. Vetter, Attorney, Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Anne Wall, Former Brand Protection Advisor to the International Paralympic Committee and International Olympic Committee, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • Ronald L. Walter, Vice President and Alternate Governor, Milwaukee Bucks, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Gary Way, Vice President & Global Counsel, Sports Marketing, NIKE Inc., Beaverton, Oregon
  • Jason Wied, LinLiebmann.Wied LLC,Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Larry Williams, Athletic Director, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 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 Associate Professor of Law
  • Phoebe Williams, Associate Professor of Law

Other Academic Institutions

  •  Michael Cramer, Executive Director, Texas Program in Sports and Media, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.
  • Timothy Davis, John W. & Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law, School of Law, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Daniel C. McDonald, S.J., Vice-President and Dean of the Social Science Faculty, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
  • 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         
  • Rodney Smith, Director, Center for Sports Law and Policy, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, School of Law, Malibu, California