August 16 | Hot Topics in Sports Compliance


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Topic: Hot Topics in Sports Compliance

Summary: ACE Roundtable invites you to join sports compliance leaders for a panel discussion on best practices, opportunities, and challenges within the collegiate and professional athletic compliance field. We are excited to host this learning event at Truist Park. The panel will be followed by a networking happy hour and a showdown between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current landscape of issues in professional and amateur sports industries
  • Review compliance best practices in the sports industry and explore opportunities to apply them to corporate compliance programs

Date and Agenda: August 16, 2022

  • Check in: 4:45 pm
  • Panel Discussion: 5:00 pm -6:00 pm
  • Q&A: 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Networking: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
  • First Pitch: 7:20 pm

Audience: This event is open to all compliance & ethics professionals.

CEU/CLE: We are happy to provide up to 1.5 credits for SHRM.  This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and the GA Bar and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs (SCCE) and CLEs (GA Bar). Credits will be issued based on actual run time and attendance.

Additionally, participants can request a participation certificate to use to self-submit for other professional development credits, including CPEs with the GA State Accountancy Board.

Location: Truist Park (755 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30339)

Cost: $35 for ACE members | $75 for non-members  Please note: Registration for this program closes on July 31.

Meet our panelists:

  • Robyn Farmer is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Atlanta Braves. Robyn is a senior legal executive with significant experience working in global, publicly-traded corporate environments, and is skilled in labor and employment matters, investigations, litigation management, anti-bribery, data privacy, legal compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and contracts. Prior to joining the Braves in 2018, she served as Director of Ethics and Compliance and Senior Employment Counsel at Coca-Cola and as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Chief Labor and Employment Counsel at Newell Rubbermaid. Robyn started her career as a labor and employment attorney with two large national law firms. She is a graduate of Washington University and the University of Georgia Law School.
  • Caren Cook is Deputy General Counsel Legal and Business Affairs at the Atlanta Hawks. Caren has served in increasingly senior in-house counsel roles with the Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, and Philips/State Farm Arena since 2005. Previously, she was General Counsel of Structured Finance at ORIX Financial Services. She is a graduate of Hofstra University and the University of Buffalo School of Law.
  • Lance Markos serves as Assistant Athletics Director of Compliance at Georgia Tech. Lance came to Georgia Tech in 2016 after spending the previous year as the senior director of compliance at the University of Kansas. In his current role, Markos oversees the day-to-day operations of the Georgia Tech compliance office. At Kansas, he monitored all recruiting, awards and benefits and playing and practice seasons activities for the majority of the Jayhawks’ 17 sports. Prior to his one-year stint at Kansas, he spent the first 12 years of his professional career at the University of North Carolina, including 11 years as the Tar Heels’ director of compliance. He graduated from the University of Virginia and earned a master’s degree in sport administration from the University of North Carolina.

Your ticket includes:

  • Registration for the pre-game panel discussion about “Hot Topics in Sports Compliance” with industry experts
  • Networking happy hour following the program with snacks and beverages
  • Ticket (section 216) and optional parking pass (lot 29)  to see the Atlanta Braves take on the New York Mets
  • A credit to use on concessions or merchandise during the game

Additional Information

  • You may purchase additional game-only tickets, which will include a concession stipend, at the nonmember price for family & friends. Those tickets should be purchased separately and will be sent to the email address you provide with that purchase. Game-only ticket holders will be able to enter the gates after 5:30pm.
  • All attendees must abide by Truist Park’s security measures including their bag policy. Learn more here.
  • Registrants will receive additional event details upon registration.

Registration for this program closed on July 31. Questions?

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