On Friday, February 17th, Partner Ben Finley had the privilege of speaking at the Mississippi Sports Law Review’s Annual Symposium. The conference’s focus this year was “NIL: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”, which refers to the constantly changing landscape of Name, Image, and Likeness.
The Mississippi Sports Law Review, founded at the University of Mississippi in 2011, is a scholarly publication exploring the relationship between law and sports. The student-edited law review features articles from legal scholars, professionals, and students addressing a wide range of issues impacting the sports law field.
Ben was introduced as “one of the nation’s foremost experts in the area of sports & entertainment law who practices primarily in Atlanta, Georgia ”. The conference informed attendees that “over the past 30 years in practice, Ben has represented hundreds of professional and college athletes in a variety of matters, ranging from injuries to contractual negotiations”. At the symposium, Ben Finley spoke about his representation of collegiate athletes and the negotiation of their NIL contracts.
Ben was joined by other guest speakers including Ole Miss Law alumni, Joe Sabin, and the University of Mississippi’s Associate Dean for Research and Montague Professor of Law, William W. Berry. Students, athletes, and faculty of Ole Miss enjoyed hearing about the ins and outs of NIL, and it was Ben’s pleasure to speak at such an accomplished university and law school. Hotty Toddy!