Meet the NSLNC Board & Assistants
NSLNC Board Members
Jeremy M. Evans is licensed to practice law before all courts in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Jeremy is the Managing Attorney and Owner of CSLlegal, representing sports, entertainment and business professionals. Previously, he worked as a graduate law clerk with the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. Jeremy was elected to the New Lawyer's Division Board of Directors for the San Diego County Bar Association for the 2013-2015 term, and is the Vice-President of the Alumni Association of Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 term, but has served on the Board since 2012. Jeremy is also on the Editorial Staff for the San Diego Lawyer Magazine and is writer for the 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.
Special Assistants to the Director (Non-Board Members)
Sam Ehrlich is a second-year student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (“TJSL”) and a 2011 graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management. He is the secretary of the TJSL Sports Law Society and competition chair for the TJSL Alternative Dispute Resolution Team. As part of the TJSL Baseball Arbitration team he won the national championship in 2012 at Tulane University and has assisted in all three iterations of the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition.
Jonathan Stahler is a 2014 Doctor of Jurisprudence candidate and Sports Law Fellow in the Center for Sports Law & Policy at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (“TJSL”). He is currently a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, having served as a traveling coach for TJSL's National Baseball Arbitration Competition team, and as a coach for the ABA Representation in Mediation team. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and the David B. Falk Center for Sport Management.