Making money in football “soccer" - European v US business models

LawInSport is hosting our first event at the offices of Arent Fox LLP in New York on 22 March 2018. LawInSport is pleased to welcome the ACC Sports & Entertainment Committee to our first event in New York. The evening will be an opportunity for sports lawyers, sports executives, students and athletes to discuss one of the hot topics in global sports law and network in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Our expert panel will discuss the latest commercial and legal matters in football including the latest Premier League media rights auction, commercial licensing structures, financial regulation and more.  The discussion will be framed around analysing how the model of the Premier League and the other top European leagues compares to the MLS and American models.

The evening is a great an opportunity to catch-up with colleagues in the sector and build new relationships with others working in the sector lawyers, executives, administrators, academics, students and athletes in a relaxed and welcoming environment.



Samuel Porter, Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Swansea City Football Club, and D.C. United.

Jennifer O'Sullivan, Partner at Arent Fox LLP and former commissioner of the Women’s Professional Soccer league (WPS) and General Counsel of RSE Ventures

Daniel Geey, Football Lawyer and Partner at Sheridans a leading Sport Law and Media firm. 

Jake Cohen, Sports Lawyer, Football Analyst and COO of Nagoor Sports, the London-based sporting division of a global investment firm with headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Sean Corbett, Principal at Pit Stop Brand Consultancy and former Brand Protection Manager at Formula One Management Limited.

Sean Cottrell, CEO and founder of LawInSport. 



The evening will start with some networking before the panel discussion begins, after which there will be networking drinks.  

You will be in good company and be safe in the knowledge that everyone at the event will be happy to talk with you about sport.

This is a social event; people want to come and enjoy themselves without fear that someone will be trying to hard sell their services.


Who is the event for?

Sports Lawyers
Sports Executives
Sports Administrators



The event is free to attend.



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Speakers Profiles


Samuel Porter

Samuel is the Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Swansea City Football Club, and D.C. United.

Jennifer O'Sullivan

The former commissioner of the Women’s Professional Soccer league (WPS), Ms. O’Sullivan is a trusted advisor to sports leagues, teams, media and technology companies, investors, promoters, hospitality companies and sports, entertainment and lifestyle agencies on an array of issues critical to their business. Prior to joining private practice, Jennifer served as General Counsel of RSE Ventures, a sports and entertainment venture company, CEO and commissioner of WPS, and Vice President, Legal & Labor Affairs with the Arena Football League. She has also held positions at the National Football League and the Interpublic Group of Companies. While in-house, Ms. O’Sullivan was responsible for overseeing corporate, legal and business affairs at each organization. 

Daniel Geey

Daniel has significant experience in the football industry and has worked on a variety of club takeovers, high profile transfers, commercial endorsement deals and disputes.

Daniel’s practice focuses on helping clients in the sports sector, including rights holders, leagues, governing bodies, clubs, agencies, athletes, sports technology companies, broadcasters and financial institutions.

Daniel also works in the wider entertainment industry advising on competition and anti-trust matters.

Jake Cohen 

Jake is the COO of Nagoor Sports, the London-based sporting division of a global investment firm with headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He previously worked as an attorney in the sports team at Mills & Reeve and served as a consultant for LawInSport.

Jake regularly writes about legal, economic, and financial issues in European sport for the Wall Street Journal, ESPN, the Independent, LawInSport and other publications. He has been cited as an authority by media outlets all over the world.

Sean Corbett

Sean is an IP practitioner and trade mark attorney with a unique insight into, and focus on, brand protection issues. After 14 action-fuelled years at Formula One Management Ltd where he was Brand Protection Manager Sean has set up on his own as a Brand Protection Consultant offering a unique one-stop resource for every conceivable brand protection challenge to help protect, develop and strengthen the IP rights that are crucial to commercial success.

With a wealth of experience devising and maintaining the brand protection strategy for the pinnacle of motorsport, F1 racing, and in protecting the IP rights surrounding one of the world’s most popular sporting events and most imitated brands Sean is well versed in managing global IP portfolios combined with extensive experience of managing litigation in key territories adopting a commercially smart and pragmatic approach to resolving conflicts.

Sean Cottrell

Sean is the CEO and founder of LawInSport, the "go to" sports law knowledge platform for sports lawyers, sports executives, students and academics across the world with over 16,000 members globally consisting of over 1,000 in-house counsel.

Sean has participated over 30 sports law and business conferences as speaker or chairperson including the Global Law Summit, Asser Institute’s International Sports Law Journal conference, Soccerex Global Convention and the Sports Lawyers Association conference. He has written numerous articles and produced podcasts and videos with the of the world’s leading sports lawyers on topics such as sports regulation, governance, match-fixing, doping, sponsorship, social media and equality in sport and legal industries. 


After the event 

Following our event, please join Athletes Quarterly's Sports Social at Beer Authority for an evening of socializing and networking with other sports industry professionals from 7:30pm- 9:30pm on Thursday, March 22. For more details please see


Event Properties

Event Date 22-03-2018 17:30
Event End Date 22-03-2018 21:30
Individual Price FREE
Location Arent Fox LLP

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