Zoom into the Circle City, the Racing Capital of the World for The Racing Attorney Conference's (TRAC) 10th annual event.
The Racing Attorney Conference is an annual event that combines education, development and networking with leaders in the motorsports industry. TRAC is planned and presented by the Indianapolis Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section and the North Carolina Bar Association.
The Racing Attorney Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Ind. on April 18 and 19, 2017. This year’s conference features sessions on litigation and alternative dispute resolution, emerging motorsports, fan issues, diversity and motorsports, the business of sport and other hot topics in the industry.
Conference registration fees include 9 general hours and 1 ethics hour of CLE, a cocktail reception Wednesday evening, and a breakfast and lunch Thursday. An optional dinner at St. Elmo's on Wednesday evening may be added for an additional fee of $97.50 per person.
Get all the CLE you need for 2017 at this unique and exciting conference! For more information, please visit the TRAC website here.
|Why should I attend TRAC?
"As in-house counsel for a motorsports marketing agency which represents sponsors, I don’t travel to races. Therefore, I don’t have the benefit of meeting the key players in the sport on the legal side. The only interaction that I had with attorneys in this space was when my company’s clients were negotiating with NASCAR, INDYCAR, Formula One, etc. for their motorsports sponsorship. Through my first few negotiations I quickly realized that relationships with these attorneys were key in speeding up these deals…a benefit I could add to my company and its clients.
When TRAC started, I thought this would be a great way for me to meet the lawyers behind the leagues, teams, tracks and sponsors without frequent travel to races. So, I was sold to attend. I’ve now gone to every TRAC since 2007, and the relationships that I’ve gained through TRAC have been very beneficial to me personally and for my company and its clients. I can now pick up the phone and call NASCAR or INDYCAR attorneys directly and work through any issues expeditiously. Also, through these relationships, I now have a network of attorneys to call for referrals to other people in the sports and entertainment space when the need arises."
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, CSM Sport and Entertainment
||TRAC has literally changed my career! I attended my first TRAC conference in 2011 as a lawyer at a major law firm with a burning passion for cars, motorcycles and motorsports…but not one motorsports client. The conference introduced me to industry leaders and dipped my intellectual toe into their legal waters. I developed a strong national network and with the assistance of the lawyers in my firms Motorsports Practice Group developed a race team as a client and performed work for racing venues.
Ultimately, the TRAC bug infected me and I decided to immerse myself fulltime in motorsports by joining The Greatest Team in Racing as Senior Corporate Counsel at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR. This has been a phenomenal career transition to a dream role that was facilitated in large part due to my attendance and participation at TRAC. I hope you will join us in Indianapolis in 2017!
Senior Corporate Counsel, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
12:50 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 1:20 p.m.
Motorsports Year-In-Review: A look at 2016.
Eric Anderson, Information Law Group
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Preventing a Loss-in-Translation: Drafting What was Already Negotiated.
Jimmie McMillian, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Jason Bonikowske, CSM Sport & Entertainment
Terry Dolan, General Motors
Ashlee Huffman, CSM Sport & Entertainment
Jason Weaver, NASCAR
2:30 – 3:30
Up in the Sky: A Look at Aviation and Drone Laws
Todd Janzen, Janzen Agricultural Law LLC
Anthony Aaron, Ice Miller LLP
Marc Warren, Jenner & Block
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Are you Engaging in Illegal Gambling? The Current Status of Daily Fantasy Sports, Sweepstakes and Raffles.
Marc Owens, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Dennis Mullen, Indiana Gaming Commission
Julia Archer, Enns & Archer LLP
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Staying on the Correct Path: Various Ethical Issues Facing In-House and Outside Counsel.
Donald Lundberg, Lundberg Legal
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception at Spoke & Steele
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Dinner at St. Elmo: $97.50 (Includes set menu, tax and tip- drinks are extra)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Where Have we Been Since TRAC 2008? A Look at Legal Issues over the Past 10 Years.
Cary Agajanian, Agajanian McFall Weiss Tetreault & Crist LLP
David Mattingly, Ice Miller LLP
Jim Voyles, Voyles Zahn & Paul
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
What Else Can You do for Me? A Look at Facility Alternative Uses.
Doug Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Frank Pulice, Pacers Sports and Entertainment
Mike Fox, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
10:45 – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – Noon
Protect this House. Security in the Modern Age.
Jason Bonikowske, CSM Sport & Entertainment
Chip Burrus, Penske Corporation
Mike Bates, Hulman Motorsports Properties
Andrew "Drew" Northern, Federal Bureau of Investigation
12:00 – 1:35 p.m.
1:35 – 2:35 p.m.
Follow the Rules: A Look at Recent Changes, Rules and Regulations in Motorsports.
Matthew Efird, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA
Nick Craw, ACCUS
Timothy Mayer, G3 Communications Inc.
2:35 – 3:35 p.m.
It's Mine; Not Yours: Protecting Media Rights
David Ervin, Crowell & Moring LLP
Amie Peele Carter, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Brian Simpson, INDYCAR
Nichelle Nicholes Levy, NASCAR Digital Media Inc.
3:35 – 3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks/Adjourn Conference
2017 Conference Chairs:
Jason Bonikowske, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, CSM, Zionsville, Indiana.
Stokely Caldwell, Jr., Partner, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Matt Efird, Partner, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tiffany J. Hemmer, Vice President, Business Affairs, INDYCAR, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Jimmie McMillian, Senior Corporate Counsel, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Mark R. Owens, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Wesley Zirkle, Chief Operating Officer, LST Marketing, Indianapolis, Indiana.
To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deneen Fitzgerald or one of the Conference Chairs listed above.