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.

Profiles of each member of the Board can be found here (started in January 2020)

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, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • Matthew Banker (L’01), Associate Athletic Director - Compliance, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jeff Benz, Attorney | Barrister | Arbitrator | Mediator | Special Master, Los Angeles, California
  • Brooke A. Beyer, Jr., motorsports consultant, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • John S. Black, General Counsel, National Federation of State High School Associations, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Christian Bray (L'14), Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusets
  • Eryn M. Doherty (L’00), Vice President for Labor Relations, NBCUniversal Media LLC, Universal City, California
  • Janis K. Doleschal, Sports Law Consultant, Start Playing Safe, Former Commissioner of Sports and Athletics, Milwaukee Public Schools, Delafield, Wisconsin
  • Shawn M. Eichorst (L’95), Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Internal Affairs, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Martin J. Greenberg (L’71), Managing Member, Law Office of Martin J. Greenberg, LLC, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Greg Heller (L’96), Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charles Henderson, Shareholder, 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, Attorney, Law Offices of Phillip R. Hochberg, Potomac, Maryland
  • Gary L. Johansen, Associate General Counsel, NGB Governance and Athlete Affairs, United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jessica Kumke (L'08), Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Enrollment Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Christian Lavers, President, Elite Clubs National League, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • Nona M. Lee, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Robert E. Leib, JD, LLM, CPA, CGMA, Owner, 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
  • Despina Mavromati, Attorney-at-law and Adjunct Professor, SportLegis / FCIArb / Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jaime McGaver (L'07), Director of Compliance, Marquette University, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jim McKeown, Partner and Member, Management Committee and Antitrust Practice Group, Foley & Lardner LLP, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Matt Mikrut, Director, Office of the Committees on Infractions, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Adjunct Professor,  Indiana University-Bloomington, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • A. J. (Jack) Mills, Jr., President, Ascent Sports & Entertainment, Boulder, Colorado
  • Kristin Muenzen, (L’03), University Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Charles Mulcahy (L’62), President, Milwaukee Tennis Classic, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Alan J. Ostfield, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Board Member, United States Tennis Association, former President North Atlantic, Live Nation and former President & CEO, Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment, New York, New York
  • Sarah Padove (L'12), Senior Coordinator, Baseball & Softball Development, Major League Baseball, New York, New York
  • Jill Pilgrim, Managing Attorney, Pilgrim & Associates Law Office, New York, New York
  • Craig Pintens (L’01), Athletic Director, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
  • Ed Policy, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Green Bay Packers, Inc., Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Roger Quiles, esports and sports law attorney, Quiles Law, New York, New York
  • Donald M. Remy, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Richard Reider, President, RaR Consulting, LLC, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Mequon, Wisconsin
  • Allison Rich, Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator (SWA), Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • John Ruger, Consultant and Mediator, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Boulder, Colorado
  • Megan Ryther (L’07), Associate Attorney and Member, Business and Collegiate Practice Groups, Ice Miller, Indianapolis, Indiana, and member, Board of Directors, United States Center for Safe Sport
  • Rick Schlesinger, President – Business Operations, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bill Scholl, Vice President and Director of Athletics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Kevin Schulz, Partner and Co-Chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Allan (Bud) Selig, Commissioner Emeritus, Major League Baseball, and Distinguished Lecturer in Sports Law and Policy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Andy Shiffman (L'09), Executive Vice President of Basketball Representation, Priority Sports and Entertainment, Chicago, Illinois
  • Brent Showalter (L’07), Partner and Member, Business and Collegiate Practice Groups, Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mike Sneathern (L’02), Vice President, Legal, Milwaukee Bucks, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nathaniel (Nate) St. Clair, II (L'04), partner, Jackson Walker LLP, Dallas, Texas
  • Nyea Sturman (L’03), General Counsel, Orlando Magic, Orlando, Florida
  • Joseph E. Tierney, III (L’66), Shareholder and Adjunct Professor of Law, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • James Sullivan (L’01), President, Poker Royalty LLC, Corporate Counsel, Decent.Bet, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Anne Wall, co-owner, Wall Family Enterprise, Former Brand Protection Advisor to the International Paralympic Committee and International Olympic Committee, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Gary D. Way, General Counsel – Jordan Brand, NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon
  • Jason Wied (L’98), Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Hilbert Communications, LLC / Bug Tussel Wireless, LLC, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Marti Wronski, Senior Vice President - Administration & General Counsel, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Marquette University Law School

  • Vada Lindsey, Associate Dean for Enrollment and Associate Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Chad Oldfather, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Elana Olson, Director, Eckstein Law Library & Labor & Employment Law Program, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Phoebe Williams, Emerita Associate Professor of Law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Other Academic Institutions

  • Andrew Brandt, Professor of Practice and Executive Director, Moorad Center, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • Timothy Davis, Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • N. Jeremi Duru, Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
  • James Gray (L’90), Associate Professor, Sport and Recreation Management Program Director, Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Aaron Hernandez (L'13), Director, Allan Bud Selig Sports Law and Business Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • Daniel C. McDonald, S.J., Provincial Assistant for Higher Education, USA Midwest Jesuit Province, Chicago, Illinois
  • Richard McLaren, Professor of Law, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, Counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP, and Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Bill Miller (L’96), Associate Professor - Health, Exercises & Sports Management Department, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Hayden Opie, AM, Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia         
  • Kristi Schoepfer, (L’01), Professor of Sport Management, Department Chair, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, School of Law, Malibu, California