Holt Hackney

Holt Hackney


Hackney began covering sports for weekly and daily newspapers in the 1980s. He has been published in the St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune and Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel, among other dailies.

Later in the decade, he moved on to business journalism, working as a staff writer for New York City-based Financial World magazine. Hackney pioneered the sports business beat in national business magazines, writing stories about such issues as the NBA salary cap, the economic value of hosting the Olympic Games and the sometimes-brutal contract negotiations that take place in the NFL. Hackney was part of the writing team at Financial World that wrote the industry’s first franchise valuation stories.

In the early 1990s, he became the director of communications at the National Golf Foundation, where he wrote and edited Golf Market Today, an industry newsletter as well as authored numerous other publications.

Darius Gambino has over 20 years of experience helping clients protect their intellectual property in the United States and abroad. Clients in industries ranging from technology and manufacturing to consumer goods and professional services rely on Darius to represent them in high stakes patent, trademark and copyright litigation. Darius also assists clients with managing global patent and trademark portfolios, and counsels clients on enforcement strategies. He also represents clients in connection with intellectual property licensing, trade secret disputes, and corporate diligence investigations.


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Jeffrey Levine, JD, PhD, is an assistant clinical professor of Sport Business at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, leading LeBow’s Esport Business undergraduate program and serving as a member of LeBow’s DEI Action Group. A recognized expert in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, Levine’s interdisciplinary research explores the convergence of sustainability, social development and law in the sport and esport industries. His scholarship has been published in premier journals such as the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, and Sport in Society, among others. As president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association, member of the Sport Ecology Group, and a recipient of the ERASMUS+ Programme Grant for Sustainable Sport Management, he shapes the future of the industry through cutting-edge education, research and policy work.


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