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Fried, Gil (full)
Gil
Fried
J.D.
Professor - Chair
Business
Management of Sport Industries
203-932-7081
Maxy 114
Maxcy Hall
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    Biography

    Gil Fried is a Professor at the University of New Haven, School of Business, in the Management of Sports Industries Program.  He also coordinates the facility management concentration, internships for graduate students, and Chairs the Sport Management Department in the College of Business.  Professor Gil Fried is a specialist in sport law, finance, and facility management. He received his masters in sport management and his law degree from The Ohio State University. He has written several books on sport risk management, sport facility management, and sport finance. One of the eight books he wrote is the Academy for Venue Safety and Security (AVSS) textbook used by the International Association of Assembly Managers.  His other textbooks are used in over 200 universities in the United States.  He lectures nationally on financial risk management, facility risk management, crowd management/venue safety, and sports violence. His lecturing and book writing are supplemented with writing numerous industry articles.  He has published over 100 articles focused on legal, facility, and finance related concerns.  He is regularly quoted in industry publications and periodicals.  

    He has handled a large number of sport/music industry cases and has worked as an expert witness in various cases from stadium stampedes to foul ball cases.  Some of his cases have involved significant national attention such as the Camp Randall stampede (University of Wisconsin), the Aramark Meadowland drunk driving case, and the basketball crowd rush case (Kaye) in Phoenix. He also serves on several board of directors of sport related businesses and organizations.  He has an active consulting practice called Gil Fried & Associates, LLC and has several major clients from corporations to insurance companies.

    Education

    J.D. The Ohio State University of College of Law, 1990

    M.A. The Ohio State University, 1990

    B.S. California State University, Sacramento, 1986

Academic Credentials

    Published Works

    Books

     Fried, G., DeSchriver, T., and Mondello, M. (2013). Sport finance, 3rd edition.  Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics.

    Fried, G. "Certificate in Patron Management (CPM)," (2011)

                    * Designed and developed an entire eight hour training program for training those in crowd management.  Developed 300 page instructor’s guide, 54 page student handbook, and all the ancillary materials.  CPM has been approved by an international advisory board.

     Fried, G. "Managing sport facilities, 2nd edition," (2009), Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics

                    * Developed instructor’s guide and PowerPoint presentation.

     Fried, G., Shapiro, S,. and DeSchriver, T. "Sport finance, 2nd edition," (2007), Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics

                    * Adopted by 55 universities to date

     Fried, G., "Managing Sport Facilities," (2005), Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics

                    * Adopted by 85 universities to date and translated into Chinese and Russian

     Fried, G., "Academy for Venue Safety and Security," (2004), Dallas, TX, International Association of Assembly Managers

     Fried, G., Shapiro, S,. and DeSchriver, T., "Sport Finance," (2002), Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics

     Fried, G., "Safe at first: A guide to help sport administrators reduce their liability," (2009), Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press

                    * Edited by Herb Appenzeller for inclusion in Carolina Academic Press’ sports law series

     Fried, G., Miller, L. & Appenzeller, H., "Employment guide for the sport, recreation and fitness industries," (1998), Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press

                    * This text book is the first text in Dr. Herb Appenzeller's sports law textbook series from Carolina Academic Press, with approximately 80% of the text contributed by Gil Fried, who also edited the book.

     

    Book Chapters

    Fried, G. (2013- in draft). Sport Law. In Emergency Procedures in Sports Medicine. Editors Casa, D, and Stearns, R. Burlington, MA. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

     Fried, G. (2012) The Legal System, ADA and Sport Facilities, Dispute Resolution and Risk Management (three separate chapters). Risk Management in Sport: Issues and Strategies, 3rd edition.  Appenzeller, H and Lewis, F. Editors. Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press.

     Fried, G. (2011). A primer on facility financing.  SODA Sportsfields Planning Guide. Rochester, NY, Sportsplex Operators and Developers Association.

     Fried, G. (2009). The legal system. Sports law for sports managers, 5th edition .  Cotton, D and Wolohan, J. and Wilde, T., Editors. Dubuque, IA, Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

     Fried, G. (2008) Economics of Sports: More than Medals. Economics of Sports. Hyderabad, India. ICFAI Books ,ICFAI University  (from article written in ICFAI’s September 2008 issue of Chartered Financial Analyst) In Press.

     Fried, G. (2008). ADA compliance in sports facilities. Successful Sport Management, 2nd edition. Appenzeller, H and Lewis, F. Editors. Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press.

     Fried, G. (2006). The legal system. Sports law for sports managers, 4th edition .  Cotton, D and Wolohan, J. and Wilde, T., Editors. Dubuque, IA, Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

     Fried, G. (2004). ADA compliance in sports facilities. The legal system. and Alternative dispute resolution. (three chapters) Successful Sport Management. Appenzeller, H and Lewis, F. Editors. Second Edition, Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press.

     Fried, G. (2003). The legal system. Sports law for sports managers, 3rd edition .  Cotton, D and Wolohan, J. and Wilde, T., Editors. Dubuque, IA, Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

     Fried, G. (2000). The legal system. Sports law for sports managers, 2nd edition .  Cotton, D and Wolohan, J. and Wilde, T., Editors. Dubuque, IA, Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

     Fried, G. (2000). ADA compliance in sports facilities. Successful Sport Management. Appenzeller, H and Lewis, F. Editors. Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press.

     Fried, G. (1999). Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports. Youth Sports and the Law . Tom Appenzeller, Editor. Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press. 

     Fried, G. (1998). The legal system. Risk management in sport: Issues and strategies. Appenzeller, H. Editor. Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press.

     Fried, G. (1998). ADA compliance in sports facilities. Risk management in sport: Issues and strategies. Appenzeller, H. Editor. Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press.

     Fried, G. (1998). Innovative approaches to risk management. Risk management in sport: Issues and strategies.  Appenzeller, H. Editor. Durham, NC, Carolina Academic Press.

     Fried, G. (1997). The legal system. Sports law for sports managers .  Cotton, D and Wilde, T. Editors. Dubuque, IA, Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

     

    Peer Review Journals

     Fried, G. (2012, Fall Edition). Fan safety index. Global Sport Management News. 4, 7-11. (Editor and peer reviewed news publication).

     Fried, G. (2012). Gil’s Sportsplex. Case Studies in Sport Management.  1 (1).

     Fried, G., Pittman, A., Milsten, A. Abell, T., and  Mills, J.  (2012, October). Don’t sit there…or there..or there: An analysis of ball park protection and foul ball injury risks. International Journal of Sport Management 13 (4) 423-443.

     Fried, G. and Milsten, A. (2012). Concert patron safety. Journal of Crowd Safety and Security Management (JCSSM) 2 (2). http://www.iccmss.co.uk/2012/11/journal-volume-2-issue-2-october-2012/.

     Fried, G. and Ammon, Jr. R. (2010). Alcohol management: Boon or boondoggle? Journal of Crowd Safety and Security Management (JCSSM) 1 (2).

     Fried, G. (2009). Fitness facility safety: How safe are fitness facilities for workers?. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sports. 19 (1) 35-66.

     Fried, G. and Metchek, R.(2005). Case Study: Camp Randall Memorial Stadium tragedy. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sports. 15 (1) 139-177.

     Fried, G. and Ammon, Jr. R. (2001). What is appropriate signage for the sport industry Journal of Legal Aspects of Sports. 11 (2) 181-208.

     Sack, A. and Fried, G. (2001, June). Pitching women’s tennis to corporate sponsors: A case study of Pilot Pen Tennis. The Sports Marketing Quarterly. 10 (2) 68-76.

     Fried, G.  (1999). Age analysis in sports litigation: how much is Johnny’s broken arm worth? International Sports Journal 3 (1) 101-122.

     Fried, G.  (1998). Gender analysis in sports litigation: give her what she is worth. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sports 8 (3) 141-155. 

     Ammon, Jr. R. and Fried, G. (1998) Crowd management practices.  Journal of Convention and Exhibition Management, 1 (2 and 3) 119-150.

     Abbott, J. and Fried, G. (1998). Asphalt jungle. Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly 40 (2) 46-60

     Fried, G. (1996). Unsportsmanlike contact: strategies for reducing sexual assaults in youth sports. Journal of the Legal Aspects of Sports 6 (3) 155-168.

     Fried, G. (1996, Spring). Unsportsmanlike contact: preventing sexual abuse in youth sports.  Humanics. 3-6

     

    Law Review Journals

     Fried, G. (2007) Attacking sport industry standards. Georgia Defense Lawyer.

     Fried, G. and Ammon, Jr. R. (2003).  Baseball spectators assumption of risk: Is it ‘fair’ or  ‘foul’? Marquette Sports Law Journal. 13 (2).

     Fried, G. (Spring/Summer 2002). Plaintiffs in the stands. Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (American Bar Association). 20 (1-2) 8-13, 18.

     Fried, G. (1998).  Punitive damages and corporate liability analysis in sports litigation. Marquette Sports Law Journal. 9 (1) 45-84.

     Fried, G. & Hiller, M. (1997). ADR in youth and intercollegiate athletics. Brigham Young University Law Review 1997 (3), 631-652.

     Fried, G. (1997). Illegal moves off-the-field, university liability for illegal acts of student athletes," Seton Hall University, Journal of Sports Law 7 (1) 69-101.

     Fried, G. & Bradley, L. (1994). applying the first amendment to prayer in a public university locker room.   Marquette Sports Law Journal 4 (2) 301-321.

     

    Editor Review Articles

     Fried, G. (2013). Does everyone have the right to play?  From the Gym to the Jury. 24 (3), 4

     Fried, G. (2010). Can sports kill you?  From the Gym to the Jury. 21 (5), 6-7.  Also published on the Athletic Business Blog, the Sports Litigation Alert, Ethical Behavior in Sports (Herb Appenzeller, 2011, Carolina Academic Press), and Occupational Health & Safety.

     Fried, G. and Pfhal, M. (2010, October 8). Professors Examine Green Initiatives at Professional Sports Teams. Sport Litigation Alert, Vol. 7, Issue 18.

     Foster, S. and Fried, G. (2010). Internships and the law. Published in various forms/lengths in SportsBusiness Journal (10/8/10) and Recreation Management (10/10).

     Fried, G. (2010, January).  Questions to ask during a crowd management case.  Research Notes. Journal of Crowd Safety and Security Management (JCSSM) 1 (2).

     Fried, G. (2009, August). Arbitration clauses to the rescue? ActiveCareer Digets. IHRSA. 

     Fried, G. (2009, August). Stand at attention, you traitor. From the Gym to the Jury. Vol. 20, No. 3, P. 10-11.

     Fried, G. (2009). Litigating Foul Ball Cases in 2009.  Written for Lawline.com and used in conjunction with a video presentation produced for attorneys throughout the United States pursuing continuing legal education credit.

     Fried, G. (2009, January). Olympic Bound. From the Gym to the Jury, Vol. 19, No. 5, P. 5.

     Varriale, C. and Fried, G. (2008, July 4). Is it fair or foul? Sports Litigation Alert, Vol. 5, No.12. P. 13-16.

     Fried, G. (2008, May). MRSA around the facility and locker room. From the Gym to the Jury. Vol. 19, No. 2, P. 4.

     Fried, G. (2008, April/May). Staph problems, MRSA around the facility and locker room. Facility Manager. P. 12-13.

     Fried, G. (2007, Summer). Slipping standards. Venue Safety & Security,  Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 10.

     Fried, G. (October, 2006). Are we an ethical profession. Facility Manager, 64.

     Fried, G. (August  , 2006).  Ethical questions cloud sports world. Street and Smith SportsBusiness Journal, 38.

     Murdy, J. and Fried, G. (2006, December/January). Getting wired. Facility Manager, 24-25.

     Fried, G. (2005, April/May). An educated guess. Facility Manager, 26-28.

     Fried, G. (2005, January). An essay exam for academicians. Street and Smith SportsBusiness Journal, 26.

     Fried, G. (2003-2004). Ask the expert. Bi-monthly column in Public Venue Security.


Industry Experience

    Teaching Experience

    Professor: University of New Haven, 1999-Present


    Chair: Sport Management Department, 2013-present


    Adjunct Instructor: IE Business School, Madrid Spain, 2011-present


    Adjunct Instructor: Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business, 2003-present


    Adjunct Professor: Columbia University, 2007-present

     

    Assistant Professor: University of Houston, 1995-1999


    Adjunct Faculty: Physical Education, The University of San Francisco, 1993 to 1995


    Part-Time Faculty: Physical Education, California State University, Sacramento, 1984 to 1986

     


    Legal/Consulting Experience

    Managing Partner: Gil Fried & Associates, LLC, 1993 to Present

    Manage consulting business focused on risk management, facility security, and all aspects of sports liability analysis. Hired by various law firms, businesses, and insurance companies to prepare legal and economic reports primarily for sports related actions. Provide assistance in all phases of trial preparation and strategy.  Primary areas of specialization include: negligence, risk management, program administration, economic damages, and facility safety issues. Expertwitness for various matters including: the State of Wisconsin in nine suits stemming from the 1993 Camp Randall Stadium student rush, standards of care for numerous injury cases, injuries to various amateur and professional athletes, the 1994 death of an Alabama State University football player, numerous foul ball injury cases (mainly as an expert for Plaintiffs), various security cases, various alcohol/crowd management cases, numerous concert injury cases (mainly for Defendants) focused on purported industry standards such as the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) Life Safety Code.

     

Curriculum Vitae