Marc Risman is a licensed practicing attorney in California (1978) and Nevada (1979) and is known for his celebrity clientele from the sports and entertainment fields.  He has chaired several professional committees and government boards. As a professor, he has taught Hotel Law and Sports Law (at a major Pac 12 University Law School).    
BAR ADMISSIONS: California – 1978 [Field] 
Nevada – 1979 
U.S. Federal Court – 1979 
U.S. Supreme Court-1995 
                                   BIRTH DATE:  November 30, 1954, Cleveland, OH., U.S.A. 
EDUCATION:University of Utah College of Law  
Salt Lake City, UT. 
Doctor of Jurisprudence, J.D. 
Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna College) 
Claremont, CA, U.S.A. 
Bachelor of Science, B.S., 1975 
Magna Cum Laude 
2014-PresentUniversity of Utah College of Law 
Professor (Sports Law, Entertainment Law and Travel and Tourism Law) 
1979-PresentLaw Offices of Marc Risman 
Las Vegas, NV. 
1979Law Offices of George E. Graziadei -Associate Attorney 
Las Vegas, NV. 
1979Jones, Jones, Close, Bell, and Brown- Summer Law Clerk. 
Las Vegas, NV 
1979Hilbrecht, Jones, and Schreck – Law Clerk 
Las Vegas, NV. 
1978Alexander Anolik & Associates -Associate Attorney 
San Francisco, CA 
Specialized in travel industry law with emphasis on: China Airlines account; travel agency contracts, administrative law, and litigation; assisted Mr. Anolik with his book, “The Law and the Travel Industry;” and construction law. 
1977-1978Salt Lake County District Attorney-Prosecutor Intern  
Prosecution of misdemeanor cases and assist in trial of felonies. 
1977Foonberg & Frandzell– Summer clerk for former ABA President  
Beverly Hills, CA. 
Worked on multi-million dollar commercial litigation for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company 
1976Dean Mitchell- Law clerk  
Salt Lake City, UT. 
Legal research for case involving Congressman Allan Howe. 
LANGUAGES: English and Spanish    
ASSOCIATIONS:Haynes & Fullenweider 
Houston, TX.  
Co-counsel with Richard “Racehorse” Haynes in State v. Hopkins and Mitchell (criminal case) and Perry v. Wilkerson, Oral Roberts, Hopkins and Mitchell (civil case). 
F. Lee Bailey 
Boston, MA. 
Co-counsel with Mr. Bailey in U.S. v. Cobb (criminal case in U.S. District Court 
in Ft. Worth, TX.) 
Latham & Watkins 
Los Angeles, CA. 
Co-counsel in Schlessinger and Rey v. Holmes (civil case in U.S. District 
 Court for Central District of California) 
Vinson & Elkins 
Houston, TX. 
Co-counsel with Judge John Kyles in Carter v. Mirage (civil case).  
AFFILIATIONS:State Bar of Nevada 
State Bar of California 
International Forum of Travel and Tour Advocates 
International Bar Association  
Sports Lawyers of America 
American Bar Association  
Nevada Justice Association (formerly Nevada Trial Lawyers Assoc.) 
American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) 
Clark County Bar Association  
Federalist Society 
Republican National Lawyers Association 
Chairman– Sports and Gaming Law Committee of the  
International Bar Association  
Chairman – Governor’s Workforce Investment Board Sector Council on Tourism, Gaming, and Hospitality 
Chairman– Gaming Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s General Practice Division 
Chairman– Intellectual Property Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s General Practice Division 
Vice-Chair– American Bar Association’s Torts and 
Insurance Committee of the Section of General Practice  
Vice-Chair– Criminal Justice Committee of the  
Section of General Practice of the American Bar Association 
President-Nevada Republican Men’s Club  
Vice-President-Nevada Republican Men’s Club  
Director-Nevada Republican Men’s Club  
Director– Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 17  
Director– Nevada Easter Seals 
Director– Nevada Opera Theater 
Director– Las Vegas Sister Cities Association, Inc.  Chairman of Selection Committee. 
Chairman-Transit Technical Study Committee of the 
Regional Transportation Commission of Clark County 
Board– University of Utah College of Law 
Advisory Council– Republican National Lawyers Association [Field] 
Member– Clark County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education 
Member– Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling Subcommittee on Legal Issues 
Tourism and Travel Law. 
International Bar Association, 1987, London, 
Professionalism in the Olympics. 
International Bar Association, 1988, Los Angeles,  
Boxing Law 
Sports Lawyers Association, 1988, Los Angeles  
TAC (Athletic Congress-governing body of track and field events) Trust Fund. 
Sports Lawyers Association, 1988, Los Angeles 
Keynote Speaker on Legal Aspects in Health and Recreation Programs 
Bogacizi University, Antalya, Turkey 
International Congress on Health and Recreation Management, 1989, , 
Tour Operator Liability 
International Bar Association, 1989, Strasbourg, France,  
Liability of Hotels, Resorts, and Tour Operators for Adventure Travel and Recreational Activities 
International Forum of Travel and Tour Advocates, 1990, 
Sydney and Cairns, Australia,  
Keynote Speaker on Endorsement Contracts 
Sports Marketing Institute, Orlando, FL, 1991, 
Key Terms in Hotel Management Agreements 
International Bar Association, 1992, Cannes 
Legal Aspects of Major International Sporting Events 
International Bar Association, 1993, New Orleans,  
Gaming Law 
International Bar Association, 1993, New Orleans 
Gaming Devices on Airplanes 
International Bar Association, 1994, Melbourne, 
Sports Law – Resolution of Disputes and Litigation 
International Bar Association, 1994, Melbourne,  
Legal Issues of Bidding for a Major Sporting Event and Rights Acquired With It 
International Bar Association, 1994, Melbourne,  
Psychologist As a Witness 
American Bar Association, Honolulu 
Hotel Management Contracts. 
International Forum of Travel and Tour Advocates, 1993, Honolulu 
Sports Law 
American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, 2001 Annual Meeting Speaker. 
Special Events Security & Premises Liability 
Clark County Bar Association, January 29, 2004  
Law of Boxing 
Clark County Bar Association, Bar Journal,  
Reality of Reality TV Law 
Clark County Bar Association, Bar Journal, Nov. 2005,  
Hotel Law  
Community College of Southern Nevada, 1998, 
Travel Law 
Cornell University, Spring, 1998. 
Sports Law 
University of Utah College of Law, Spring 2014 
Entertainment- Jackie Jackson of the Jackson 5, Cotton Club and Harlem Nights (Paramount Pictures); Royal Family (Paramount Television); Gannoway Productions, Inc.; Sid Kalsheim (V.P. of Business Affairs for Paramount Pictures); Redd Foxx; Eddie Kendricks; David Ruffin; Pat Morita; Rich Little; Chubby Checker; Gladys Knight and the Pips; Vince Neil; EMI Music North America, a division of Capitol Records, LLC; Michael Winslow; Elayne Boosler; Guy Mitchell; Buck Ram; The Platters; The Coasters; Prince Spencer; High Steppin’ Productions, Inc.; Springtime Productions, Inc.; Scott Faris; iCandy Productions, Inc.; Lake Mead Productions, LLC and Eli Roth.  
Auto Racing: Scott Dixon; Patrick Long; Felix Rosenqvist; Sam Schmidt; Gerald Forsythe; Stefan Johansson; Mike Skinner; Derek Bell; Justin Bell; Derek Daly; Conor Daly; Willie T. Ribbs; Bob Bondurant; Bondurant School of High Performance Driving; Carroll Shelby, Eric Norris; Jaques Lazier; Robbie McGehee; Greg Ray; Alex Lloyd; Tomas Scheckter; Roberto Moreno; Alessandro Zampedri; Sam Belnavis; Travis Carter; Carl Haas; and Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. 
Heavyweight Champions- Larry Holmes; Joe Louis; Trevor Berbick; Tim Witherspoon; and Tony Tubbs.   
Other World Champions- Marco Antonio Barrera, Julio Caesar Chavez, Diego Corrales, Jorge Paez, Carlos Palomino, Acelino Freitas, Michael McCallum; Alexis Arguello; Virgil Hill, Chad Dawson, Johnny, Tapia, Cornelius Boza Edwards, and Vassilly Jirov. 
Boxing Promoters- Forum Boxing; Don King; Don King Productions; 3M Promotions (Murad Muhammed); Kronk Boxing; Michael King 
Boxing Trainers- Emanual Steward; Eddie Futch; and Freddie Roach.  
Boxing Announcers- Col. Bob Sheridan, Wally Matthews, and Don Chevrier 
Boxing Officials- Joe Cortez; Patricia Jarman, Robert Hoyle, Harold Buck, Duke Durden, Tony and Carol Castellano 
Baseball-Curt Flood; Amos Otis; Jerry Reuss; John Roseboro; Cookie Rojas; Kevin Kennedy (former manager of the Red Sox and Rangers and broadcast commentator).  
Basketball- Julius Erving, Lionel Hollins. 
Former Olympians- Wilma Rudolph (deceased), Martha Watson, Virgil Hill, and Tyrell Biggs. 
Golf- Lee Elder. 
Business and Gaming: Chase Bank; Chic Hecht (Former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to Bahamas); Indian Springs Water and Sewage Company; Deacon Jones All Pro Limousine Service; Gates Bar-B-Q; Nicky Blair’s; American Express City Guides; Air Cortez; Air One Finance Company; East Sahara Medical Clinic; Rafael Vega; ValCom Computers; Sahara Nuclear Preparedness Consultants, Inc.; I.T.S.; World Wrestling Federation; Jan Laverty Jones-former Mayor of Las Vegas; Cashman Photo; Dr. Mark Saginor; Injured Police Officers Fund; United Brothers, LLC; Korean Garden BBQ; Don Eller; Tatuado Tequilla; Perfected Blends.  
Entertainment Law 
Travel Industry Law 
Contract Law 
Transportation Law 
International Law 
Personal Injury 
Administrative Law 
Criminal Law 
Family Law 
Public Utility Law 
Tax Law