Baseball and Law

March 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm America/Phoenix Timezone
Beus Center for Law and Society Room 546
111 E Taylor St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Christopher Marohn


Roy Eisenhardt (former President of Oakland A’s and Lecturer in Law, Berkeley Law)

Sandy Alderson (Oakland A’s Senior Advisor for Baseball Operations, formerly MLB Exec VP, San Diego Padres CEO, and Mets General Manager)

Caleb Jay (Arizona Diamondbacks General Counsel and Faculty Associate, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law)

Moderated by

Stephen Ross (Professor of Law and Center for Sports Director, Penn State)

Baseball provides opportunities for lawyers and law students to consider the important role of law and lawyers in high-profile business decisions, whether affecting our National Pastime or any other business.  An outstanding panel will discuss how law constrains baseball management, featuring two veteran lawyer-sports executives.  The panel will also consider the role of lawyers in counseling club executives, including a former and current club general counsel.  In shaping legal, advice, we will also consider how lawyers need to understand business, economics, analytics, and other concepts in order to do their job in counseling their clients.  A question and answer will follow.