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SR Founder, Greg Sarafan, to Speak on Panel at Duke University

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Sensible Reason’s founder, Greg Sarafan, will be speaking on Friday, January 27, at Duke University for their 7th Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium. According to Duke University, “This year’s panels will address: 1) developing virtual reality technology and its implication in entertainment; 2) issues of live events, music festivals, and musician touring; 3) the resurgence of player activism in professional sports; and 4) Olympian doping and WADA/IOC governance.”

Greg Sarafan

Greg Sarafan, General Counsel, at Catskill Chill Music Festival 2016

Besides running Sensible Reason, Sarafan has been General Counsel of Catskill Chill Music Festival, LLC, managing the legal affairs of Catskill Chill Music Festival and MAYfest. As their General Counsel, Sarafan works on local government relations, photo/video releases, artist/vendor integration, and health/fire code compliance, and on-site emergency response assessment and coordination.

The Symposium’s live event panel, “Lawlapalooza,” will focus on contracts, negotiations, and other legal issues in the music festival industry. Alongside Sarafan will also be Blake Coppelson, President of Proximity Music, Cameron Bowman, Partner at VIB Law and also known as “The Festival Lawyer,” Karan Ram, CEO at Moment Entertainment, LLC and Partner at FRDM Fest, and Richard Idell, Live Entertainment Attorney at The Idell Firm.

The Complete List of Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Abby Johnston – Olympic Silver Medalist (synchronized 3m diving)
  • Alicia Jessop – Professor of Sports Law and Administration, University of Miami
  • Blake Coppelson – President, Proximity Music
  • Brandon Huffman – Intellectual Property and Technology Lawyer, Hutchinson PLLC
  • Cameron Bowman – Partner, VIB Law aka “The Festival Lawyer”
  • Canon Pence – General Counsel, Epic Games
  • Daniel Wallach – Gaming and Sports Lawyer, Becker & Poliakoff
  • Darrell Fruth – Intellectual Property Attorney, Brooks Pierce; and Supervising Attorney, Duke Start-Up Ventures Clinic
  • David Levine – Professor of Law, Elon University School of Law; Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School
  • Doriane Coleman – Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law (Moderator)
  • Edwin Moses – 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (400m Hurdles) and Chairmen of the USADA
  • Greg Sarafan – General Counsel, Catskill Chill Music Festival, LLC
  • Jason Beahm – Founding Partner, Beahm Law aka “DJ Lazer Beahm” (Moderator)
  • Jerica Williams – Athlete Publicist, All JACE
  • Kacie Wallace – Athlete Ombudsman, USOC
  • Karan Ram – CEO, Moment Entertainment, LLC; and Partner, FRDM Fest
  • Kwame Agyemang – Professor of Sports Management, Louisiana State University
  • Luke DeCock – Sports Columnist, Raleigh News & Observer
  • Mark Conrad – Professor of Law and Ethics, Fordham University
  • Mike Cuales – Virtual Reality Filmmaker and Creative Director, North Carolina State University
  • Paul Haagen –  Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy, Duke University School of Law (Moderator)
  • Richard Idell – Live Entertainment Attorney, The Idell Firm
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