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NIL has been in play for one year. What have we learned over this time? Where do we see NIL moving in the future? What resources are out there that athletes need to have at their fingertips right now? TWN teamed up with the team behind AdvanceNIL on a conversation to try to answer these questions. We checked in on where NIL is going and how to best take advantage of it.



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Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Advance | Partner and Chair of Sports Law, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Luke leads the Sports Law Practice Group. As a non-agent sports attorney, he brings a well-rounded approach to the challenges athletes face at any phase of their career. Working with an athlete’s team of advisors, he provides the essential, objective and balanced counsel necessary to leverage the matter at hand.

Luke regularly advises a range of clients – from student athletes transitioning into professional sports, professional athletes navigating life on a team, to retiring athletes creating the game plan for their life after sports – on matters including marketing contract analysis, immigration issues, investment opportunity due diligence, asset protection, real estate development, brand and mark protection, as well as trust and estates.

Luke is co-executive director of the College Basketball Parents Association (CBPA), an organization focused on educating and providing resources to NCAA college basketball parents. He is also the host of the podcast, Protecting Your Possibilities and leads the educational advisory firm, Anomaly Sports Group.

Prior to joining Porter Wright, Luke served as a legal manager in the mergers and acquisitions area, and director of business development at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

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Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Advance | CEO & Founder, TeamAltemus

Courtney is an unbiased consultant and educator to athletes. As a former Wall Street executive, she brings decades of expertise and experience in helping athletes reach their financial goals and manage their money. Now, as an objective and independent consultant, instead of managing assets, she educates athletes about all things financial, helps clients vet and monitor their advisors and prepares them for their future.

Courtney brings a unique and valuable skill set of extensive study and experience in finance and human behavior. She believes the two are inextricably linked and both need to be considered when a financial game plan is being created. If an advisor can’t empathize and understand client, all the financial knowledge in the world isn’t going to help that individual achieve their financial goals.

During her investment career, Courtney worked at Barclays, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and DLJ. She began her career at Wells Fargo in commercial and investment banking. She has served on the Alumni and Business Advisory Boards at La Salle University and as an advisor to the World Series of Entrepreneurship. Courtney currently serves on the Board of the Philadelphia Youth Organization and the Marian Anderson Recreation Center.

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Student-Athlete, University of Michigan | President, University of Michigan SAAC

Sierra Brooks is a rising senior on the women’s gymnastics team at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, the team that won 2021 NCAA Championship. She has a passion for learning and being a leader, which has kept her driven in and outside of gymnastics. Sierra was the 2022 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year and is a 13x All-American.

Sierra is from the suburbs of Chicago, IL, but now calls Nashville, TN home. She is majoring in business administration with interests in consulting, strategy, analytics, and marketing. She is the President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and enjoys photography, digital marketing, and graphic design on the side. Sierra is always willing to consider remote opportunities as well as ones near the Ann-Arbor area.

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