Meet the NSLNC Board
NSLNC Board Members
Jeremy is the Managing Attorney and Owner of the California Sports Lawyer firm, representing sports, entertainment, and business professionals. Jeremy is a Finalist and Winner of the “San Diego County Outstanding Young Attorney for 2013!” award, as nominated by his peers through The Daily Transcript. For the 2013-2014 term, Jeremy was elected as the Vice Chair of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), where he also serves and was elected to the New Lawyer's Division Board of Directors for the SDCBA for the 2012-2014 term. Jeremy was elected as Vice-President of the Alumni Association of Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 term and has served on the Board of Directors since being elected in 2012. He is also on the Editorial Staff and is a Contributor for the San Diego Lawyer Magazine. While in law school, Jeremy founded the now annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC), and is the Director of the Competition. As the NSLNC Director, Jeremy oversees the competition, its mission, and overall delivery of an excellent Competition and Conference.
Randy M. Grossman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he has taught Sports Law since 2000 and also teaches Trial Practice. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Professor Grossman is certified as a player agent by the Major League Baseball Player’s Association and represents former players as well, such as Hall of Famer Dave Winfield and 7-time All-Star Tim Raines. During the course of his career, he has worked with players ranging from Hank Aaron to Willie Mays. As an NSLNC Board Member, Professor Grossman is responsible for bringing in speakers and judges for the Competition and Conference, along with other activities and oversight.
Brandon Leopoldus is a solo practitioner in Los Angeles, CA, focusing in the areas of employment, product defect, entertainment, and sports law. After completing a career as a minor league baseball umpire, he worked in the front office of the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League as the Director of Baseball Operations, before attending Thomas Jefferson School of Law and working for Mandalay Sports. As an NSLNC Board Member, Brandon is responsible for working with Professor Rod Smith to oversee the select current TJSL students who help to draft the Competition negotiation problems, and provide insight and ideas from the sports law world.
Former President of Southern Virginia University, and Co-Author of one of the nation’s leading casebooks on Sports Law. Professor Smith is the inaugural director of Thomas Jefferson School of Law's Center for Sports Law & Policy. Professor Smith also held the Herff Chair of Excellence in Law and was serving as interim dean at the University of Memphis. As an NSLNC Board Member, Professor Smith is responsible for organizing and planning the Sports Law Conference portion of the Competition weekend, along with overseeing the select current TJSL students who help to draft the Competition negotiation problems.
Professor Paul Spiegelman is an Adjunct Professor and the Director of Advocacy & ADR Programs at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Professor Spiegelman is also the Director of Clinical Skills Training Program at TJSL. Professor Spiegelman earned his LL.B. from Columbia University, graduating magna cum laude. He also earned an A.B. from Columbia College, and a J.D. from Columbia School of Law. As an NSLNC Board Member, Professor Spiegelman is responsible for integrating ADR and negotiation ideas and strategies into the Competition negotiation problems.