Contributor Bios

Helen A. “Nellie” Drew is a wife, mom of 7, sports law professor at the University at Buffalo School of Law, and Co-Founder of the UB Law Sports & Entertainment Forum.

Joe Schafer is an attorney at Phillips Lytle LLP, adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo School of Law, Co-Founder of the UB Law Sports & Entertainment Forum, and a former NCAA student-athlete and coach at Davidson College.

Courtney Way, University at Buffalo School of Law, Class of 2020, Executive Publications Editor, Buffalo Law Review, and anticipated associate at Nixon Peabody LLP. Courtney is the President of the Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Law Society and a regular contributor to the UB Law Sports & Entertainment Forum. She is currently pursuing her Sports Law Concentration. Courtney typically focuses her contributions to the forum on developing law in the NCAA and NFL, including employment law implications. In her spare time, she can be found cheering on the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Pistons.

Liz Costello, University at Buffalo School of Law, Class of 2020. Liz is a member of the Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Law Society, an Articles Editor of the Buffalo Law Review, and an anticipated associate at Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC. Having grown up in Los Angeles with an entertainment attorney mother, Liz is especially interested in the legal issues surrounding music, film, and television. Her favorite activities include going to local live music and sporting events.

Jake Cercone, University at Buffalo School of Law, Class of 2021. Jake is a member of the Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Law Society while pursuing Sports Law and Cross-Border studies concentrations at UB. Jake interned with Pegula Sports and Entertainment and uses his experience to write articles regarding the intersection of labor and business in sport.

 

Former Contributors

Matt Benedict is a second-year law student, junior varsity lacrosse coach at Nichols School, football coach at the annual Jim Kelly Football Camp, and former free safety for the Middlebury College Panthers.

Alex Betschen is a student attorney at the Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic, an Editor on the Buffalo Law Review, and an accomplished musician.

Tony DiPerna an anticipated associated at Martin Ganotis Brown Mould and Currie PC, member of the University at Buffalo School of Law class of 2019, and the executive editor of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal.

Greg Gaglione is an anticipated associate at Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC.  As a JD/MBA student, Greg is a publications editor on the Buffalo Law Review and a teaching assistant for both statistics and economics classes in the School of Management.

Will Hython is an anticipated associate at Hancock Estabrook LLP, anticipated graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law, and a former student-athlete at Union College (NY).

Joe Notartomas a 2019 J.D. student attending the University at Buffalo School of Law, and previously earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida in 2014.  Joe formerly worked as an intern for two summers at the Staff Attorney’s Office for the 20th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Kaitlin Kramer 

Lindsay Munschauer

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