Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries Set for October 5-7 in Las Vegas

Sep 22, 2023

The 45th Annual Conference of the Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries will be held October 5 to October 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. The conference is jointly supported by the Section of State and Local Government Law. As part of this collaboration, the conference offers a diverse range of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs for legal professionals practicing in sports and other areas. This year’s gathering features a plethora of sports panels. To read about them and register, visit
Welcome Krista W., VP, Associate General Counsel at Miami HEAT to our adjunct faculty! And welcome back Hal Biagas, COO, Seven1 Sports and Entertainment Group and longtime University of Miami School of Law EASL program adjunct faculty (Esports Law) and advisory board member. Krista and Hal will be co-teaching the introductory Sports Law survey course to a packed house this Fall!

Krista joined the Miami Heat in 2021 after 5+ years as a Corporate Associate at Proskauer Rose LLP and a member of the Sports Law group. Hal has over two decades of experience as a lawyer in the sports industry spending 10+ years at the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and then as in-house counsel for Excel Sports Management and Wasserman agencies before becoming the first ever Executive Director of the NALCS (League of Legends) Players Association. He is now the COO of Seven1 Sports and Entertainment agency, an agency founded by NBA All Stars Jermaine O’Neal and Tracy McGrady. 

We are so grateful that Krista and Hal have agreed to deepen their engagement with Miami Law School and our Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Program (EASL) by bringing their collective industry experience to the classroom for this foundational course.  What an exciting and dynamic time to be studying sports law. We look forward to a great semester!

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