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Protecting Your Student Athletes: Live From The Inaugural NIL Summit

Guest Darren Heitner, Heitner Legal; Cody Wilcoxson, Blank Rome; Luke Fedlam, Advance; Max Forer, Miller Nash; Nic Mayne, Miller Nash
57:48 min watch


From the inaugural INFLCR NIL Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, a panel of the industry’s top-legal minds who have helped shape the rules of NIL during its first year of existence will give administrators key insights into guidance in protecting the best interests of student-athletes in their care.

The conversation is indexed below for efficient viewing (click the time stamp to jump to a specific question/topic).

  • - If you could go back to July 1, 2021 and give your clients one piece of advice given what you know now about NIL, what would it be?
  • - Is the current system actually working or is the volcano on NIL about to explode?
  • - What do schools and departments really need to start doing to protect their student-athletes?
  • - What is the balance institutions should strike with NIL collectives?
  • - How involved should institutions be in assisting with NIL activities?
  • - What can be done to enhance education around advertising compliance, given the recent change to FTC guidelines for influencers?
  • - How would you recommend international student-athletes approach NIL?
  • - Do you think that having a private right of action for collectives' grievances could mitigate recruiting inducement issues?
  • - What are the first things student-athletes should look for when examining a contract?