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, Of Counsel, Amundsen Davis, LLC, former 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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