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DAN WALLACH

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Host

DANIEL L. WALLACH, ESQ., is the founder of Wallach Legal LLC, a law firm devoted exclusively to the burgeoning field of sports wagering and gaming law in the United States. Known as “The Sports Betting Attorney,” he has counseled professional sports teams, sports betting operators, fantasy sports companies, sports integrity firms, casinos, racetracks, and other gaming industry stakeholders in navigating the complexities of US gambling laws and regulations. He has testified as an expert witness on sports betting policy before four state legislatures (California, New York, Kentucky, and Connecticut) considering sports betting and online gaming legislation. Mr. Wallach is a general member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), an invitation-only organization for attorneys who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated performance and publishing in gaming law, significant gaming clientele, and substantial participation in the gaming industry.

 

Dan is also the co-founding director of the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s Sports Wagering and Integrity Program, the nation’s first law school certificate program addressing the legal and regulatory environment for sports wagering and related integrity issues. He is also a legal analyst and contributing writer for The Athletic. 

 

He has been cited by the media on over 1,000 occasions, including by the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, ESPN and Sports Illustrated, and has been interviewed over 300 times on radio and television, including by ESPN’s Outside The Lines, The Dan LeBatard Show, and The Dan Patrick Show. Dan is also the co-host of “Conduct Detrimental,” a podcast examining the intersection of sports, gambling and the law.

Dan is a 1991 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, where he graduated with distinction (in the top 2% of his graduating class) and was the Notes and Comments Editor of the Hofstra Law Review. He began his legal career as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jacob Mishler, a federal district court judge and the former chief judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

You can find Dan on Twitter @WALLACHLEGAL!

DAN LUST

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Host

DAN LUST, ESQ. (@SportsLawLust) is an attorney in the NYC Office of Geragos & Geragos and the Sports Law Professor at New York Law School.

After working for the New York Giants PR Department, Dan went on to Fordham Law where he split his focus between Trial Advocacy and Sports Law. At Fordham, he served as President of Fordham’s Sports Law Forum and founded the National Basketball Negotiation Competition. He spent time with a premier baseball agency and, separately, assisted on arbitration cases for several MLB teams.

Dan parlays his sports-specific background to his practice, where he represents a wide range of businesses and individuals in matters across the firm’s footprint. He controls cases from their onset to completion encompassing all facets of discovery, depositions, motion practice, and settlement. He has handled all aspects of trial, solo, and argued cases to decision in a number of different forums.

Named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in both 2019 and 2020, Dan’s insights on high-profile legal issues have been featured by sports industry leaders such as Dan Le Batard, Jay Bilas, Doug Gottlieb, J.A. Adande, Darren Rovell, Kevin Clancy, Keith Olbermann, Bob Nightengale, Ed Werder, and Bomani Jones. This has led to interviews on national TV & radio programs including, but not limited to, ESPN, Fox Business, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, and SiriusXM. Dan has also had many appearances on regional networks from New York, to Miami, to Houston, to Los Angeles, and everywhere in between.

He‘s been published by Forbes, the American Bar Association, New York Law Journal, New York Business Journal, and Law360 and has been asked to present to judges and attorneys regarding the latest trends at the intersection of litigation and technology. He has spoken before the New York State Judicial Institute, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, and New York County Lawyers Association.

He’s been the featured speaker for law students in programs with Notre Dame, UPenn, Tulane, Tennessee, Fordham, Nebraska, Iowa, Florida St., Syracuse, Texas Tech, Michigan St., Rutgers, Pepperdine, and Villanova, among many schools. He presently serves as a Professional Advisor to the Student Sports Law Network, a group he helped create, made up of students interested in sports law nationwide.

Dan's takes on a broad array of issues can be found on @SportsLawLust (Twitter/Instagram) and “Conduct Detrimental,” the #1 Sports Law Podcast.

He met his wife, Rachel, at Union College and they reside in CT with their daughters, Dylan and Sloane.

MIKE LAWSON

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Guest Host

Producer

Social Media Manager

MIKE LAWSON, ESQ., has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Springfield College and a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law. While at Springfield, Mike interned for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2016 season in the Ticket and Fan Services Office. While at Syracuse, Mike was the President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society, coordinating and executing the annual symposium with guest speakers in the areas of Entertainment and Sports Law, and a member of Syracuse’s Sports Law negotiation team. Mike worked for original Conduct Detrimental host Dan Werly in Nashville during the summer of 2019, conducting work as outside counsel for professional sports teams, including the Tennessee Titans. Mike earned the Entertainment and Sports Law certificate upon completion of the program when he graduated from Syracuse. Other internships Mike had while at Syracuse included, working with the Syracuse Athletics Compliance Department and the Orange Club, in which he worked every football and basketball home game at The Dome.

 

Mike is currently the producer and social media coordinator for our team at Conduct Detrimental, and has made some appearances on episodes. Not only does Mike run the Twitter and Instagram accounts, but he also edits the audio for every episode. DM the account for any comments, questions, or suggestions and Mike will get back to you! Mike’s areas of interest in Sports Law are Professional Baseball and Football, College Sports, Intellectual Property, and Ultimate Fighting/Boxing, among others.

 

Mike is an associate at O’Connell and Aronowitz, P.C. in Albany, NY working in personal injury litigation and criminal defense.

You can find Mike at Yankees Games or on Twitter @mike_sonof_law and LinkedIn!

STEPHANIE WEISSENBURGER

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Guest Host

Website Manager/Design

"Miss Conduct" Co-Host

STEPHANIE WEISSENBURGER, ESQ. is the Website Manager and a recurring guest for Conduct Detrimental. Steph is also Co-Host of Miss Conduct, a spin-off podcast and TikTok page (@sportslaw).

 

After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Entertainment Management, Stephanie earned her J.D. from New York Law School where she served as the Vice President of the Sports Law Society. While at NYLS, Stephanie joined the Mediation Clinic where she utilized her dispute resolution skills by conducting mediations in New York Small Claims Court. Stephanie also competed in the Tulane Football Negotiation Competition and Fordham Basketball Negotiation Competition, and was affiliated with the Innovation Center for Law and Technology.

 

Prior to joining Pardalis & Nohavicka, LLP, Stephanie practiced in the New York City office of Geragos & Geragos. While there, she took on pivotal roles in civil and criminal defense matters, including a role as a member of the trial team for a complex money laundering and mail fraud case in Utah federal court. Stephanie has experience litigating matters involving breach of contract, defamation, civil rights, labor and employment, serious personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and class actions.  

 

Stephanie has extensive professional experience in the sports, hospitality, and legal industries. She has worked for the Baltimore Orioles, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the Washington Capitals, and the coveted Masters Golf Tournament as well as an entertainment agency, and a sports and real estate law firm.

Stephanie focuses her practice on intellectual property, advising clients on everything from trademark and copyright acquisition to IP portfolio management and litigation. She also advises clients on commercial, sports, and entertainment-related contracts and negotiations. 

 

Steph is admitted to practice in all state courts in New Jersey and is pending admission in New York. 

You can find her on Instagram @Steph_ExplainsItAll or on Twitter @SWeissenburger_ !

TARUN SHARMA

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Guest Host

Social Media

Newsletter Manager

TARUN SHARMA is a Co-Host and Newsletter Manager for the Conduct Detrimental team! Prior to pursuing his JD at the University of Minnesota Law School, he worked in baseball analytics and operations for the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks. A native of the DC area, he attended Hampden-Sydney College and received his Master’s in Management Studies at Duke University (Fuqua).

 

When he’s not watching sports, you can find him complaining about his teams on Twitter @tksharmalaw

JASON MORRIN

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Guest Host

Website Editor

Social Media

JASON MORRIN is a 3rd-year law student at Hofstra Law School in New York. He is an Associate Editor for Hofstra Law Review and is the President of Hofstra's Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Jason was the lone recipient of the Boomer Esiason Endowed Scholarship in Sports Law. He is currently a law clerk at Geragos & Geragos, working in civil litigation and sports & entertainment. He graduated from Indiana University in 2019, where he worked at the Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology. 

 

Jason is widely regarded as a reliable source for breaking sports law news. His coverage has been cited to or featured by major sports media outlets, including:

 

He has also written for Sports Agent Blog and can be found on Twitter @Jason_Morrin and LinkedIn

CONLAN FARRELL

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Video Content

Brand Partnerships

"Opening Arguments

with Conlan Farrell"

CONLAN FARRELL  is the head of Video Content/Brand Partnerships for Conduct Detrimental. He is  also the host of the “Opening Arguments with Conlan Farrell” podcast.

 

Conlan graduated from Rowan University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. Conlan is a former college baseball player.  He also wrote for the Rowan University newspaper “The Whit” covering Field Hockey and Women’s swimming. 

 

While in school Conlan began his career in broadcasting with internships at Wildfire Radio and JAKIB Media. Upon graduation from Rowan, Conlan became a producer and radio personality on “The Tony Bruno Show with Harry Mayes”, which aired on the Dan Patrick channel carried on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.  Conlan has made guest appearances on “Countdown ‘2’ Kickoff with Tony Bruno” and “The Fix with Ryan Rothstein”.

Conlan made his debut with Conduct Detrimental with multiple insightful articles covering the lawsuit between the city of St. Louis and Rams owner Stan Kroenke. He has also covered NIL in college athletics, Jon Gruden and the Phoenix Suns.

You can find him on Twitter @Conlan_Farrell

MATT HAAGE

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Job Board Coordinator

MATT HAAGE is the Job Board Coordinator at Conduct Detrimental. Matt received his Bachelor’s in Business Law at Arizona State University in 2016 and his JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2020. 

At Chicago-Kent, Matt was the Vice President of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society where he organized sports law speaking panels, networking events, and represented Chicago-Kent in law school competitions. Matt also interned with sports agencies Harlan Sports Management and Athletes First during his two summers in law school.

Matt is currently an Associate Counsel at ZS Associates in Chicago and is a licensed attorney in Illinois.

You can find him on Twitter @Matt_Haage

EMILY COSTANZO

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"Miss Conduct" Co-Host

EMILY COSTANZO is Co-Host of Miss Conduct, a spin-off podcast and TikTok page (@sportslaw).

Emily completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut, where she had the opportunity to play on the women’s soccer team and travel the country to compete. Emily is now in her 

third year of law school at Quinnipiac University. While in law school, she has worked as a legal extern for Ole Miss Athletics, the Office of Institutional Equity at UConn, and the Victim Rights Center of Connecticut.

 

Emily currently works as an extern for the United Soccer League, a fantastic organization based out of Tampa, Florida that allows her to combine passions for the law and sport.

HANNAH VALENTE

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News Coordinator

Hannah is the News Coordinator at Conduct Detrimental after serving as a regular contributor on the site.

 

Hannah is a 2L at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina. Hannah is the President of Elon’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Hannah graduated from Providence College in 2020 where she double majored in Health Policy & Management. She was a four-year manager for the Men’s Basketball Team and created and launched the manager’s social media accounts. Hannah also hosts a podcast “Bars to the Bar” where she discusses life in law school and highlights women in sports.

 

Hannah is a native of Hoboken, New Jersey, and is planning to specialize in Sports Law. 

You can find her on Twitter @HannahValente13