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, Retired Partner and Co-Chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • Matthew Banker (L’01), Founder & Principal, MB Sports Consulting & advisor, Sports Law Section of Church Church Hiddle & Antrim, 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, Massachusetts
  • 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
  • Jill Ingels (L’17), Associate General Counsel, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Gary L. Johansen, Advisory Counsel, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Jessica Kumke, Associate Commissioner Governance, Compliance, and Legal Strategies,  Horizon League, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Christian Lavers, President, Elite Clubs National League, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • Nona M. Lee, Founder and CEO, Truth DEI Consulting, 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
  • Jim McKeown, Partner and Chair, Manufacturing Sector, and Member, Antitrust Practice Group, Foley & Lardner, LLP, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jaime McGaver (L’07), Director of Compliance, Marquette University, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI
  • A. J. (Jack) Mills, Jr., President, Ascent Sports & Entertainment, Boulder, Colorado
  • Matt Mikrut, Managing Director, Office of the Committees on Infractions, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Adjunct Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 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, Chief Executive Officer, United States Sailing Association, New York, New York
  • Sarah Padove (L'12), Manager, 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
  • Meghan Pirics (L’16), Senior Associate Attorney, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Ed Policy, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Green Bay Packers, Inc., Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Roger Quiles, esports and sports law attorney, Quiles Law, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, New York, NY
  • Richard Reider, President, RaR Consulting, LLC, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Mequon, Wisconsin
  • Allison Rich, Director of Athletics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
  • 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, Marquette University Law School, 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
  • James Sullivan (L’01), President, Poker Royalty LLC, Corporate Counsel, Decent.Bet, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Joseph E. Tierney, III (L’66), Shareholder and Adjunct Professor of Law, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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, Retired General Counsel – Jordan Brand, NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon
  • Jason Wied (L’98), Attorney, Jason Wied Consulting, LLC, 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, 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, WI
  • 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), 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 and Department Chair, Sport Management, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, School of Law, Malibu, California

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