October 19, 2016
Photos by Courtnie Pollard, Public Relations Chair, LSU Law Entertainment and Media Law Society
Pictured from left: Wes Theriot, Business Manager at RemQuest/ Products Division of TEA, Inc.; Chris Matulis, former LSU baseball player and current law student at LSU, Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Bob Barton, sports law attorney and Partner at Taylor Porter; and Miriam Segar, Senior Associate Athletics Director at LSU.
Taylor Porter Partner, Executive Committee Member and Sports Law Attorney Bob Barton participated in a LSU Law Center “Current Issues in Sports Law” panel discussion, presented on Oct. 17 by the LSU Law Entertainment and Media Law Society at Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Barton was joined on the panel by Wes Theriot, Business Manager at RemQuest/ Products Division of TEA, Inc.; Chris Matulis, former LSU baseball player and current law student at LSU, Paul M. Hebert Law Center; and Miriam Segar, Senior Associate Athletics Director at LSU.
The LSU Law Entertainment and Media Law Society works to promote information to students interested in a career in entertainment and media law, as well as provide networking opportunities with lawyers associated with the field.
For more than 20 years, Barton has practiced in commercial litigation and transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, and general litigation, including sports law. He represents colleges and universities in matters pertaining to NCAA, NAIA, and conference rules and regulations, and in other litigation, contract and compliance matters concerning their athletic departments. He also has represented the NCAA in litigation with a former student-athlete claiming concussions and other injuries allegedly resulting from intercollegiate athletic practice and competition. Barton has represented universities in Title IX issues, and related dealings with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Barton is a LSU Law adjunct professor teaching a course on Sports Law, and he is a former member of the LSU National Collegiate Athletic Association re-accreditation committee. Barton graduated from Louisiana State University in 1990 and earned his Juris Doctor cum laude and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Georgia.
In June 2016, Barton presented on "Recent Developments in Sports Law" at the Baton Rouge Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, held in Point Clear, Alabama.