Young Lawyers Leadership
Entertainment & Tech Council Leadership

Collegiate sports recently experienced an unprecedented change regarding the rights of college athletes to monetize their name, image, and likeness (NIL). As the NIL era enters its third year, join UJA Young Lawyers and UJA Entertainment & Tech Council for a timely briefing with top industry executives and experts in sports and law.

In this panel discussion, they’ll discuss the positives and challenges the new NCAA rule has brought to the field for athletes and professionals entrusted with navigating their rights and earning potential, followed by a Q&A. You’ll also learn how UJA’s Sports For Youth is empowering even younger athletes with opportunities by evening the playing field.

 This event is intended for individuals in their 20s and 30s.

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Honoree Portrait

Gary Gertzog

President of Business Affairs, Fanatics

Gary Gertzog’s had a long and distinguished career in the sports industry. As president of business affairs for Fanatics, he’s been a driving force behind the company’s transformation from a domestic e-commerce company to a leading global digital sports platform encompassing sports licensed products, trading cards, NFTs, and online sports betting.

His knowledge of the sports business, dealmaking skills, and strong relationships have led to a series of long-term and exclusive partnerships with sports leagues, players associations, professional and college teams, performance brands, and retailers. These deals serve as a central part of the model that resulted in Fast...

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Honoree Portrait

Lori Wentworth Odierno

Head of Legal and Business Affairs, WME Sports

Lori Wentworth Odierno is the head of legal and business affairs for WME Sports, which encompasses WME’s representation of student, professional, and retired athletes; college and professional coaches and front-office personnel; sports properties; and sports broadcasters. A veteran of the agency, Odierno has also led legal and business affairs for WME’s brand partnerships, non-scripted television, digital, theater, speakers, and fashion divisions. WME is part of global sports and entertainment company Endeavor (NYSE: EDR).

Previously, Odierno worked at NBCUniversal, beginning as corporate & transactions counsel for NBC, and later becoming senior counsel, legal affairs...

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Speaker Portrait
Zachary Schreiber
Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Young Lawyers Leadership

Melanie Jolson, Chair
Sarah Sternlieb, Chair
Corey Rosenholtz, Vice Chair
Alexandra Lavy, Vice Chair
Michael Cassel, Recruitment Chair
Danielle Abada, Setting the Bar Chair

Entertainment & Tech Council Leadership

Danielle Silverman
Lauren Weinberger

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