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Scott Levy Senior Vice President and Managing Director, NBA Asia & India

As Senior Vice President and Managing Director of NBA Asia & India, Scott Levy oversees development and expansion of the NBA’s branding and basketball initiatives in all NBA Asia markets, excluding Greater China. Levy also directs all of NBA Asia’s business groups, including marketing partnerships, events, television, digital media, and licensed merchandise. Prior to joining NBA Asia in April 2009, Levy ran his own consulting company, MJ Global Sports and Media Inc., from 2006 to 2009. Levy previously worked for the NBA for 10 years and left as Senior Vice President, International Television and Marketing Partnerships. Prior to beginning his first NBA stint in 1996, Levy traveled extensively throughout Asia. Before that, he worked for McCann Erickson Worldwide, where he oversaw international media for Coca-Cola and Gillette, among other clients. Levy is on the board of the Global Health Society, a nonprofit organization that conducts camps and develops programs for children with bleeding disorders. He has competed in multi-sport and adventure races, including the New York Marathon, Ironman 70.3 Philippines, and several triathlons raising funds for Fred’s Team and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Brett Goodman General Counsel, NBC Sports Group

Brett Goodman serves as General Counsel for NBC Sports Group. In this capacity, he manages a group of 20 lawyers and other personnel responsible for all legal matters related to each of NBCUniversal’s sports-related businesses, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, Golf Channel, NBCSN, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio, NBC Sports Gold, PlayMaker Media, and SportsEngine. Among his many responsibilities, Goodman negotiates long-term rights and revenue-sharing deals with sports organizations. He has served as lead drafter of NBC’s multiple winning Olympic rights bids, and he has led NBC’s legal team in groundbreaking negotiations with the National Football League, including the creation of the first-ever “flexible scheduling” concept. Additionally, Goodman has negotiated agreements with the National Hockey League, PGA Tour, and other high-profile properties. Goodman first was employed by NBC after college, when he won an Emmy award as a researcher on the network’s telecast of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Working with the network’s broadcasters, producers, and directors, Goodman compiled statistics and information, and helped write for Bob Costas, Katie Couric, Dick Enberg, Jim Lampley, and others. Goodman graduated from Princeton University in 1990 and is a 1995 graduate of Columbia University Law School.

Ted Curtis, J.D. Sports Management Professor, Lynn University

Professor Ted Curtis is an associate professor of Sports Management at Lynn University. Prior to joining Lynn, Curtis served for six years as a member of the in-house legal team for the University of South Florida, representing the NCAA Division I institution on legal issues in intercollegiate athletics, technology law, and intellectual property. He also previously served as general counsel for the Florida Bobcats of the Arena Football League, and as general counsel for a Florida-based sports management firm. As an award-winning journalist, Curtis has been covering sports, business, law, and politics — and the convergence of all of these disciplines — since he began his career covering college football for a Boston-area newspaper in 1989. He has published hundreds of articles in a diverse range of publications, including Sports Illustrated , the United States Golf Association's Golf Journal, the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal, Referee, and Golf for Women.

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