Programs and Events
Programs and Events
Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators Panel and Reception
New York, New York

Getting in the Game: IP Protection in Professional Sports

Who can attend:

Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators with less than five years of professional experience. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The program starts at 6:00 pm. Please arrive at 5:45 pm to allow for registration. 

New York Law School
Events Center
185 West Broadway
New York, New York 10013


6:00 pm 

Welcome and Introduction of the Co-hosting Organizations

6:15 pm 

Panel Discussion: Getting in the Game: IP Protection in Professional Sports

Join us for an engaging conversation with in-house intellectual property (IP) counsel at four of the major U.S. professional sports leagues. Each of our panelists will discuss their career paths, including how they transformed their interest in IP to a career in professional sports at some of the world’s most celebrated sports leagues. We will talk about the day-to-day challenges of managing these diverse trademark portfolios and IP enforcement in the world of professional sports, as well as the lessons they have learned along the way. Q&A session to follow.

Joshua Wolkoff, Associate, Baker McKenzie

  • Ayala Deutsch, Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, NBA Properties, Inc.
  • Dolores F. DiBella, Vice President, Legal Affairs, National Football League
  • Tanya Fickenscher, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Major League Baseball 
  • Thomas H. Prochnow, Senior Vice President, Legal, NHL Enterprises, L.P.

7:30 pm

Reception with Refreshments

Co-hosting organizations:
Baker McKenzie
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School
Pfizer Inc.


Please RSVP no later than Friday, February 22, 2019.

We encourage you to email and let us know how long you have been active in the area of IP and provide us with one or two questions addressed to the panelists.  

The event is free of charge and space is limited. Please RSVP only if you are certain that you will actually be able to attend. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by email.