Faculty & Advisors: LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law

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Miami Law has distinguished advisors, faculty, visiting professors and alumni whose expertise cuts across all areas of this LL.M.

The program attracts top local, national and international experts as adjunct professors.

In addition, there are a large number of prominent entertainment attorneys and major entertainment companies based in South Florida which allow the program to draw upon this local talent pool as adjuncts.

Board of Advisors

  • Charles Baker - Partner and Co-Chair, Entertainment Sports and Media Industry Group, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Hal Biagas - Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Seven1 Sports & Entertainment Group
  • Lin Cherry - Chief Legal Officer and Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Wizeline
  • Jill Deupi - Director and Chief Curator, Lowe Art Museum
  • Harold Flegelman - Founding Program Director and Former Director of the Entertainment Track, Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law; and Adjunct Faculty
  • Danielle Garno - Partner, Holland & Knight
  • Horacio Gutierrez - Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Walt Disney Company
  • Carolina Jayaram -  Executive Director, The Elevate Prize Foundation
  • Vivek Jayaram - Founder, Jayaram Law
  • Terri Jackson - Executive Director, WNBAPA
  • Kim Miale - NFL Agent & General Counsel, Roc Nation Sports
  • Liz Moore - Chief Legal & IT Officer, LPGA
  • Myles Pistorius - Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Miami Dolphins
  • Irwin Raij - Partner and Co-Chair, Entertainment Sports and Media Industry Group, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Jose Sariego - Partner, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
  • Cristina Scarano - Business Affairs at Spotify Studios
  • Dennis Scholl - President & Chief Executive Officer, Oolite Arts, Miami;  Documentary Filmmaker
  • Maria Seferian - General Counsel, Hillspire LLC; Chair of the Board of Trustees & President, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Ana Salas Siegel - Senior Vice President & General Counsel, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
  • Lauren Spahn - Partner, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
  • DeMaurice Smith - Executive Director, NFLPA
  • Marc Trestman - Former NFL, CFL, and XFL Head Coach
  • Marc Weinroth - Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel, Miami Dolphins
  • Judd Zebersky - Chief Executive Officer, Jazwares, Inc.
  • Leslie Zigel - Chair, Entertainment, Media and Technology Group, Co-Chair, Cannabis Group, SMGQ Law

Arts Law Director

Stephen K Urice

Professor of Law
Director, Arts Law Track - Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

s.urice@miami.edu

(305) 284-3643
Professor Urice teaches courses in Elements of the Law, Trusts & Estates, Art Law, Museum Law, and Cultural Property Law and seminars primarily in Art, Museum, and Cultural Property law and Artists' Endowed Foundations: Law & Policy. He is the Arts Track Director for Miami Law's LL.M. in...

Entertainment Law Directors

Ivy Kagan Bierman

Lecturer
Director of the Entertainment Track, Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law; and Adjunct Faculty

ixb216@miami.edu

Ivy Kagan Bierman is a partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP in Los Angeles and Director of the Entertainment Law Track in Miami Law's Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law. Her practice includes the representation of entertainment and related companies in labor,...

Gwen Marcus


Distinguished Practitioner and Advisor, Entertainment Track, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M

hxm608@miami.edu

Gwen Marcus has enjoyed a four-decade career in entertainment law, having most recently served as Showtime Networks Inc.’s longtime Executive Vice President & General Counsel. Ms. Marcus joined Showtime in 1984 as Assistant Counsel after serving as an associate in the entertainment department of the New York law firm Paul, Weiss,...

Sports Law Directors

Peter A Carfagna

Lecturer
Adjunct Faculty; Co-Director, Sports Law Track - Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

p.carfagna@miami.edu

(305) 284-3088
Peter A. Carfagna is Chairman/CEO of Magis, LLC, a privately owned sports marketing, management and investment company, including family ownership of the Lake County Captains, Cleveland Indians Class A Affiliate.  He has also been the Managing Member of LLC’s affiliated with many Major League Baseball teams, including...

Patricia D White

Professor of Law
Dean Emerita; Co-Director, Sports Law Track - Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.

pwhite@miami.edu

(305) 284-2394
Patricia D. White is a Professor of Law and was the University of Miami School of Law's eleventh dean from 2009-2019. Her legal career spans over four decades as an attorney and educator.  She was the first woman law school dean in Arizona and the longest serving one in the history of Arizona State University’s...

Program Faculty


Kenneth J Anand

Lecturer

ajk251@miami.edu

Kenneth Anand is the author and co-founder of SNEAKER LAW. He was Head of Business Development & General Counsel of YEEZY Apparel, a fashion and design company owned and operated by Kanye West. Anand assisted YEEZY with developing new and existing lines of business as well as all in-house legal matters. Anand has...

Charles Baker

Lecturer
Adjunct Faculty and Advisory Board Member, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. Program

cxb1388@miami.edu

Charles Baker is Partner and Co-Chair of the Entertainment Sports and Media Industry Group at Sidley Austin LLP. His corporate practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions, with a core focus in the sports, media and consumer sectors. Baker has represented buyers and sellers of...

Andrew Brandt

Lecturer

axb2462@miami.edu

Andrew Brandt is a nationally-recognized accomplished sports executive now bringing his credibility and unique insight and perspective to academia and the media and is is Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova Law School.  Brandt is regularly cited in...

Harold Flegelman

Lecturer
Founding Program Director and Former Director of the Entertainment Track, Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law; and Adjunct Faculty

h.flegelman@miami.edu

(305) 284-8750
Harold A. Flegelman was one of the authors of the proposal to create a Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law in 2015, and was the Program’s founding Director. He returned to New York in June 2019 and continued as the Director of the Program’s Entertainment Law...

Ana C Francois

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice

a.francois@miami.edu

(305) 284-5201

Mansour Ghomeshi

Lecturer

mxg1356@miami.edu

Mansour Ghomeshi is the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors for 360fly where he handles matters involving filing patent and trademark applications, setting patent filing strategy and negotiating and drafting corporate documents and stockholder agreements. Prior to working for VSN, Ghomeshi worked for Motorola...

Jared Goldstein

Lecturer

jxg5252@miami.edu

Jared Goldstein is author and co-founder of SNEAKER LAW. Goldstein teaches and regularly lectures at universities, law schools, and various organizations about the sneaker business. He is also Legal Counsel at LiveIntent, an ad-tech and marketing company. Goldstein assists LiveIntent with all in-house legal matters,...

Vivek Jayaram

Lecturer

vxj92@miami.edu

(646) 325-9855
Vivek Jayaram is an attorney who practices in the areas of business litigation, copyright, trademark, and commercial transactions. He has represented a number of Fortune 500 companies as well as small and midsized corporations around the world in a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, digital media,...

Michael Kelly

Lecturer

msk142@miami.edu

(703) 408-6814
Michael S. Kelly is a graduate of Georgetown University and George Washington Law School. He practiced antitrust law in the Washington Office of MorganLewis for thirty years, where his antitrust clients included some of the world's leaders in the industries of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, energy, and professional...

Lili Levi

Professor of Law

l.levi1@miami.edu

(305) 284-2289
Lili Levi is a Professor of Law at Miami Law where she has taught since 1987. She served as the school’s inaugural Vice Dean for Intellectual Life from August 2019 to July 2021. Levi earned an A.B. summa cum laude and departmental honors in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College in 1977 and a J.D. cum...

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