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Knowledge@Wharton: September 5, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jonathan Barnett (Professor of Law, University of Southern California), Steve Goldbach (Principal & Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLC), Geoff Tuff (Principal, Deloitte), Jonathan Handel (Of Counsel; Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law and Southwestern Law School, TroyGould), Robert Boland J.D. (Athletics Integrity Officer; CEO and Principal, Penn State University; Boland Sports Practice), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Mori Taheripour (Facutly Member at the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania), Americus Reed (Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School), and Ken Shropshire (Wharton Professor Emeritus; CEO of the Global Sport Institute, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, September 5, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Ken Shropshire, Mori Taheripour, and Robert Boland

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Robert Boland J.D., Mori Taheripour, Ken Shropshire

Steven Goldbach and George Tuff

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Steve Goldbach, Geoff Tuff

Americus Reed and Erik Gordon

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Erik Gordon, Americus Reed

Jonathan Handel and Jonathan Barnett

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Jonathan Barnett, Jonathan Handel

Featured Guests

Jonathan Barnett

Professor of Law, University of Southern California


Jonathan Barnett is a professor at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, where he directs the Media, Entertainment and Technology Law Program. Barnett specializes in intellectual property, contracts, antitrust, and corporate law. Barnett has published in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Journal of Legal Studies, Review of Law & Economics, Journal of Corporation Law and other scholarly journals.

He joined USC Law in fall 2006 and was a visiting professor at New York University School of Law in fall 2010. Prior to academia, Barnett practiced corporate law as a senior associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York, specializing in private equity and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He was also a visiting assistant professor at Fordham University School of Law in New York. A magna cum laude graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Barnett received a MPhil from Cambridge University and a JD from Yale Law School.
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Steve Goldbach

Principal & Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLC


Steven Goldbach is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and serves as the organization’s chief strategy officer. He is also a member of the Deloitte U.S. executive leadership team. Before joining Deloitte, Goldbach was a partner at Monitor Group and head of its New York office.

Goldbach helps executives and their teams transform their organizations by making challenging and pragmatic strategy choices in the face of uncertainty. He is an architect, expert practitioner, and teacher of the variety of strategy methodologies developed and used by Monitor Deloitte over the years. Serving clients in many industries, including consumer products, telecommunications, media and health care, Goldbach helps companies combine rigor and creativity to create their own future.

Previously, Goldbach was the director of strategy at Forbes. He holds degrees from Queen’s University at Kingston and Columbia Business School.

Twitter -@steven_goldbach
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Geoff Tuff

Principal, Deloitte


Geoff is a principal of Deloitte Consulting LLP and a leader of Doblin, Deloitte Consulting’s innovation practice. Over the past 22 years, he has been instrumental in developing and helping clients embed and take advantage of Monitor Deloitte’s methodologies for driving profitable growth and innovation. He is published in business journals such as “Harvard Business Review.” Prior to Monitor Deloitte, was a partner at Monitor Group and member of its global Board of Directors.
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Jonathan Handel

Of Counsel; Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law and Southwestern Law School, TroyGould


Jonathan Handel (jhandel.com) practices transactional entertainment and technology law at TroyGould in Los Angeles and is a contributing editor for The Hollywood Reporter, where he covers entertainment labor and select other matters. He is also a former computer scientist and was involved in local politics for a decade.

Handel is the author of the forthcoming book Entertainment Residuals: A Full Color Guide, which describes the union reuse/royalty payments that are common in the entertainment industry, and the 2011 book Hollywood on Strike!, which chronicles and analyzes the Hollywood writers strike of 2007-2008 and the ensuing Screen Actors Guild stalemate that lasted through mid-2009.

Handel is a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law in Fall 2013, his second year. He has also been an adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School and UCLA Law School. Handel has previously worked as a talent lawyer; as associate counsel at the Writers Guild; and as a litigator.

Handel is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and was named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in California in 2008. He has been profiled in the book, social.lawyers, by Jayne Navarre, and by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College in applied math and computer science, Handel worked in the computer industry before, during and after college. He was also involved in local politics as an elected delegate and Democratic party committee member and in gay politics; drafted and lobbied for passage of the Cambridge, Mass., human rights (civil rights) ordinance; and served on the human rights commission that the law established to investigate and adjudicate discrimination claims. Handel then attended Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude in 1990, and then clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. During 1992-1993, while a litigation associate at a Los Angeles firm, he concurrently served as a federal Associate Independent Counsel (special prosecutor) investigating alleged misconduct in the Bush administration.

Personal Site – https://jhandel.com
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Robert Boland J.D.

Athletics Integrity Officer; CEO and Principal, Penn State University; Boland Sports Practice


Robert A. Boland joined Penn State University as Athletics Integrity Officer in July 2017. In this role, he works to ensure the Athletics Department is meeting all University standards related to integrity, ethics, staff and student conduct and welfare, as well as NCAA and Big Ten standards.

The position, the first of its kind, was created in August 2012 in an agreement with the NCAA, Big Ten and Penn State. It was charged with oversight and reporting of internal and external investigations into athletics. With that agreement expiring in August 2017, the University is maintaining the position as part of its own broader Athletic Integrity Program. Boland chairs the University’s Athletics Integrity Council, a group that brings together senior administrators and faculty to review matters related to athletics and reports to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and the Board of Trustees.

Boland joined Penn State from Ohio University, where he was a faculty member and directed the MBA/Masters in Sports Administration program. Ohio University was ranked as “the #1 Graduate Sports Business Program in the World” by Sports Business International, in each of Boland’s two years there. He spent the prior 14 years at New York University. First, as founding faculty in its Masters in Sports Business program; later as Academic Chair of NYU’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, a division serving more that 700 students and five degree programs. He also taught Sports Law at NYU Law School.

Boland also brings more than 20 years of legal experience to the role. He has been an administrative law judge in New York City, a confidential assistant to a State Supreme Court Justice and an assistant district attorney. For more than decade he was an active player agent negotiating more than 100 sports contracts and endorsement agreements. He has also advised a range of boutique clients including pro franchise purchase groups, pro teams, universities and conferences.

Boland earned varsity letters in football and wrestling at Columbia University. After graduation, he worked in collegiate athletics at Columbia and the University of Tennessee, before attending law school at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

Twitter – @RobertBolandESQ
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Erik Gordon

Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan


Professor Gordon’s areas of interest are entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, the biomedical industry (pharmaceuticals, devices and biotechnology), venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and digital and mobile marketing. He also is a professor at the School of Law. He has served on the faculty and as Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Division of Business & Management (Carey Business School) at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught in the business and medical schools and at the University of Florida, where he also served as director of the Center for Technology & Science Commercialization Studies and as Director of MBA Programs. He has served as an adviser or co-founder to numerous companies. He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters and other outlets, and speaks before industry and governmental groups. His degrees are in economics and law.
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Mori Taheripour

Facutly Member at the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


Mori Taheripour is as a faculty member in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches Negotiations and Dispute Resolution in the Undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education programs where she received the William G. Whitney Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2007, 2011 and 2012. Ms. Taheripour is also a co-founder and affiliated faculty member of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), a partnership among top level business leaders, faculty and students that generates and disseminates knowledge about the sports industry through educational programs, high-level student consulting assignments, global forums, and research.

Ms. Taheripour serves as an independent consultant for a variety of corporate, non-profit and sports organizations. Current and past clients include The Goldman Sachs Foundation, Major League Baseball (MLB), NBA Players’ Association (NBPA), Wasserman Media Group (WMG), National Football League (NFL), NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA), Wells Fargo, The Timberland Company, United Parcel Service (UPS), Alvarez & Marsal, Connor Sport Court, and Anheuser-Busch InBev. Ms. Taheripour is widely known for her expertise in negotiation, global sports philanthropy, diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and athlete engagement and development. She has been a featured speaker and moderator at numerous conferences around the world and was featured in ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary Broke.

From 2010 – 2014, Ms. Taheripour served the US Agency for International Development (USAID) as its first ever Senior Advisor for Sport for Development. In this role, she was the lead U.S. Government representative for promoting sport as a unique and powerful tool in the advancement of international development goals. Ms. Taheripour was responsible for the strategic integration of sport into USAID programs around the world and was the senior technical advisor for all agency programs related to sport and development. She managed relationships with professional sports leagues, federations, and franchises and was responsible for driving strategic partnerships between sports organizations, civil society, private sector corporations and non-governmental organizations.

In 2006, after Hurricane Katrina, Ms. Taheripour was Vice President of Corporate Diversity for the American Red Cross. In this position, she developed and executed the corporate-wide strategy for diversity and inclusion to ensure that the Red Cross reflected the communities it served in its people, programs, policies and services.

Ms. Taheripour is a member of USA Track and Field’s Investment Committee and a founding advisory board member of the new Sports Leadership and Management Undergraduate degree program at UMASS Boston. Ms. Taheripour earned her MBA from The Wharton School and her BA in Psychology and Premedical Studies from Barnard College/Columbia University.

Twitter – @moritaheripour
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Americus Reed

Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School


Professor Americus Reed is the Marketing Department’s only “identity theorist,” focusing his research on the role consumers’ self-concepts play in guiding buying decisions. He examines how social identity, social influence, values, attitudes and judgments interact in shaping purchase decisions and consumer behavior, but from a social psychology point of view. Most recently, Professor Reed studied brand identity by examining the triggers that lead consumers to identify with and become loyal to a product, brand or logo. Other recent research looked at judgments that are linked to a person’s identity are virtually immovable, or “sticky,” providing new information for marketing managers about product loyalty. Professor Reed’s research has been published in top-tier academic journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His teaching interests include courses in Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Organizational Behavior and Social Psychology. That Professor Reed received his PhD from the University of Florida, and his MS and BA degrees from Georgia State University.
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Ken Shropshire

Wharton Professor Emeritus; CEO of the Global Sport Institute, The Wharton School


Kenneth L. Shropshire specializes in the subject areas of sports business, negotiations, diversity, and general business law. Wharton Professor Emeritus and CEO of the Global Sport Institute, he is also president of the largest organization of attorneys in the sports business, the Sports Lawyers Association. Shropshire’s past consulting roles have included a wide variety of projects including work for the NCAA, National Football League, the United States Olympic Committee, negotiation training for IBM, Clorox, Fannie Mae and Major League Baseball and diversity training for entering Wharton School MBA students. He was previously the Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative. He is the author of several books, the most recent being Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports.


Twitter- @kenshropshire

Personal Site- http://www.kennethshropshire.com/about/
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