Faculty & Fellows

Craig A. Nard, Director of the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology and the Arts

Raymond Ku

Dale A. Nance

Martha Woodmansee

Co-Director of the Great Lakes Sports & Entertainment Law Academy and Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence
Peter is Co-Director of the Great Lakes Sports & Entertainment Law Academy and Chairman/CEO of Magis, LLC, a privately owned sports marketing, management and investment company, including family ownership of the Lake County Captains, Cleveland Indians Class A Affiliate. He has also been the Managing Member of LLC's affiliated with many Major League Baseball teams, including the Boston Red Sox; Seattle Mariners; Houston Astros; and the Arizona Diamondbacks. From 1994-2005, Mr. Carfagna was Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel of International Management Group (IMG) and prior to that was Senior Partner at Jones Day LLP, during which time he worked as outside counsel to the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers' ownership groups. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College (1975), having played Varsity Football (1972-75). He was then a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, graduating M.A. with Honours in Jurisprudence/Law (1977). Mr. Carfagna received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Since being appointed by then-Dean Elena Kagan as the Covington Burling Distinguished Visitor in 2006, Carfagna has taught three sports law courses at Harvard Law School, each of which has been published as a casebook: Representing the Professional Athlete (2d. Ed. West 2014), which is the subject of a Coursera MOOC that was first offered in Fall 2014; Examining The Legal Evolution of America's 3 'Major Leagues' (2d. Ed. West 2011); and Negotiating and Drafting Sports Venue Agreements (West 2010).

He is Faculty Advisor to Harvard Law School's Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law and its Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law. He is also Faculty Supervisor of the Sports Law Clinical Program, responsible for 10-12 20+ sports law clinicals each year with the NFL, MLB, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Brooklyn Nets, CAA, Excel Sports Agency, Special Olympics and the Carolina Panthers, among others. Mr. Carfagna has been Distinguished Visiting Practitioner at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Executive in Residence at Cleveland Marshall College of Law since 2011. Carfagna also serves as a Visiting Lecturer in Sports Law at the University of Miami and Ave Maria School of Law where he serves on the Board of Governors.

Carfagna currently serves on the Midwest Region/Chicago-based Selection Committee for the Rhodes Scholarship and on the Board of the Sports Legacy Institute and Ladies Professional Golf Association. He is also a former Elected Director of the Harvard Alumni Association and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars. He has served the HAA as a Member of the Nominating Committee for the Harvard University Board of Overseers.

Peter and his wife, Rita, and their 4 adult children, reside in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

Adjunct Faculty:

Mark E. Avsec
Partner and Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff 

Jonathan Biernacki
Partner, Jones Day
Course: IP & Dealmaking

Ryan Bocskay
Vice President, Business Affairs, NBC Entertainment and Universal Television 

Aaron Caputo
Associate General Counsel, Miami Marlins
Courses: Sports Law & Representing the Individual Athlete

Chris Hunter
Associate General Counsel - Parker Hannifin Corp.
Courses: Patent Preparation & Prosecution I and II 

Maria Ianiro
Partner, Rankin, Hill & Clark
Course: IP Venture Clinic

Joseph Jankowski
Chief Innovation Officer, Case Western Reserve University,
Course: Commercialization & IP Management

Jason A. Korosec
Group Head, Payments Lead at MasterCard Advisors, LLC 

Jonathan Platt
Partner, Renner Otto
Courses: Patent Preparation & Prosecution I and II

Theodore Theofrastous
Partner, Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz
Course: Commercialization & IP Management 

Jonathan Yirga
Partner, Tarolli Sundheim and Co-Chair, Patent & Trademark Office Trials and Litigation Group
Course: IP Venture Clinic