INDIANAPOLIS — Sports law and college athletics will be the topic for discussion as four administrators with almost a century of enforcement, financing, legal and sports-business experience — not to mention playing time — among them sit down for an upcoming panel presentation at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
“Business, Law, and Intercollegiate Athletics” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in Wynne Courtroom of Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St., on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Following the panel discussion, a reception will take place at 7 p.m. in the Inlow Hall atrium.
Panelists will include NCAA Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Oliver Luck; IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass, McKinney Class of ’84; Horizon League Deputy Commissioner Julie Roe Lach, McKinney Class of ’04; and Gene Marsh, of counsel at Jackson Lewis, who has focused on collegiate sports work for 20 years.
Luck, who joined the NCAA national office in early 2015, oversees the day-to-day operations for NCAA regulatory functions in a position that combines academic and membership affairs, the Eligibility Center, and enforcement. The former director of athletics at West Virginia University, Luck has held various positions in collegiate and professional sports, including serving as quarterback for the Houston Oilers from 1982 to 1986. He is the father of two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
Glass is in his seventh year as IU athletics director and is credited with cutting administrative overhead and increasing fundraising to help generate financial resources for the department’s priorities. He secured funding for several facilities, including Cook Hall, Bart Kaufman Field and Henke Hall of Champions.
Roe Lach is in her second year as deputy commissioner with the Horizon League, having brought 20 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics to the position. That experience includes 16 years at the NCAA, working her way from an intern to vice president of enforcement.
USA Today called Gene Marsh a “go-to college sports attorney” in a 2013 article when Marsh joined Jackson Lewis as part of the national law firm’s professional sports industry practice group. Marsh has represented clients including Penn State University and former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel in NCAA infractions cases. He is also the former chair of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, on which he served from 1999 to 2008.
“Business, Law, and Intercollegiate Athletics” is free and open to the public; registration is required and online. Attendance offers 1.5 hours of continuing legal credit to eligible attorneys. For questions, contact Beth Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-274-8036.
The panel discussion is made possible through the Alan and Linda Cohen Family Foundation Sports and Entertainment Law Fund, established in 2011 at IU McKinney Law on behalf of Alan H., Class of ’73, and Linda M. Cohen and their daughter Lauren Cohen Edmundson, Class of ’05. The program is an activity that is part of the Sports Innovation Institute on the IUPUI campus.
To learn more about this and other upcoming events at the law school, visit the IU McKinney website.