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DAN WALLACH

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 @WALLACHLEGAL!

DAN LUST

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 daughter, Dylan.

MIKE LAWSON

Co-Host

Producer

Social Media

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 a first-year associate at O’Connell and Aronowitz, P.C. in Albany, NY working in personal injury litigation.

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

STEPHANIE WEISSENBURGER

Co-Host

Social Media

Web Design

STEPHANIE WEISSENBURGER has a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management from University of South Carolina and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. After graduating college in    3 1/2 years, Steph spent the months leading up to law school as a Business Development Associate for the Baltimore Orioles. Previously, Steph interned for the Gamecocks Athletic Department, worked the coveted Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, and was a Corporate Partnership Intern for Monumental Sports and Entertainment. She also spent her winter breaks back at home in DC, where she worked Washington Capitals games. 

 

While at New York Law School, Steph was the Vice President of the Sports Law Society where she helped coordinate and execute the annual symposium and other fundraising events. At the 2021 Sports Law Symposium, she had the opportunity to moderate a discussion with Marc Lasry, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. She also participated in the Tulane Football Negotiation Competition and Fordham Basketball Negotiation Competition, where her team was one of 11 to go undefeated. In addition, Steph was a member of the Mediation Clinic and conducted mediations for cases in New York Small Claims Court.

 

Steph has gained practical legal experience working for an entertainment agency, a personal injury law firm, and a sports and real estate law firm. In her final year of law school, Steph began working as a law clerk for the internationally recognized trial law firm of Geragos & Geragos. She is very excited to officially start her legal career as an Associate with Geragos post-Bar exam! 

 

Steph is Co-Host, Social Media Coordinator and Website Designer/Editor for Conduct Detrimental.

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

TARUN SHARMA

Co-Host

Social Media

Tarun Sharma is a Co-Host/Social Media Coordinator/Legal Researcher 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

Co-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