Sports Lawyer conference opens today at Hyatt Regency

Labor And Management

May 20, 2004|By Jamison Hensley

Some of the most influential people in sports labor and management will be in town today as the Sports Lawyer Association opens its 30th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency.

Nearly 400 are expected to attend - including high-ranking executives from the NFL, Major League Baseball, NHL and NBA - to hear speakers and panel discussions on a variety of legal issues at the three-day meetings.

"With all those leagues represented, that's what make it so special," said locally-based agent Tony Agnone, who is serving as the conference's program chairman. "I'm personally excited that it's in Baltimore."

The SLA's award for excellence will be given to Marvin Miller, the head of the baseball players' union from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s.

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