Chairman, Fantasy Sports Control Agency
Secretary Harris has been appointed by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) as the Chairman of the newly former Fantasy Sports Control Agency (FSCA). In this role, he will develop and enforce strong and effective rules and processes to ensure every player can enjoy fantasy sports knowing that the games are fair, their money is safe, no one uses insider information, and the companies that run the games operate with the utmost integrity and protect the players’ interests.
From 2009 to 2014, he served as the Deputy U.S. Secretary of Labor, including six months as Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor and a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. As chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary Harris oversaw the work of numerous enforcement and regulatory agencies, addressed complex legal and ethical issues, and worked with a wide array of stakeholders.
He previously worked in the Labor Department during the Clinton administration as a policy, strategic, management and legal advisor to both Secretary Alexis Herman and Secretary Robert Reich. Prior to re-joining the Labor Department, he served as a professor of law at New York Law School and director of its Labor and Employment Law programs, and as a visiting professor of law at Seton Hall Law School.
A graduate of the New York University School of Law, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He recently returned to Cornell as a Distinguished Scholar teaching courses and conducting scholarly research. He is a member of the Dentons US LLP Public Policy and Regulation practice.
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Glenn Colton is a member of Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and heads the U.S. White Collar and Government Investigations practice. He focuses on white collar criminal and complex civil litigation, as well as government and internal investigations. Glenn has represented company and individual clients in investigations and actions brought or conducted by U.S. attorneys’ offices, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (CFTC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), offices of inspectors general and state attorneys general.
Prior to his private practice, Glenn served almost 10 years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, including tenures in both the criminal and civil divisions. He was lead or co-lead trial counsel in approximately 25 trials, and all but one ended in conviction, government verdict (in civil cases) or resolution on terms favorable to the government.
He has been active in the fantasy sports industry for more than 13 years and is one of the most highly regarded experts in fantasy sports legal issues. Currently, he co-Hosts SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio’s Colton & The Wolfman. His legal work and interest in fantasy sports merged when he represented the FSTA in C.B.C. v. MLBAM – the landmark legal battle over rights to use player names that resulted in a huge victory for both fantasy sports players and the industry. He also regularly advises fantasy sports companies large and small on a variety of legal issues.
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Rob was co-founder and CEO of SportsData, where he was responsible for the business leadership of the company, including corporate operations, business development and strategic partnerships. In 2013, SportsData was sold to Sportradar AG, an international data company headquartered in Switzerland. Rob stayed with the Company until August, 2015, where he acted as Chief Commercial Officer working on key league and customer relationships including Google, Turner Sports, NBC, CBS and the NFL.
Prior to Sportradar US, in the 1990s Rob founded Fanball.com, the largest pure play fantasy sports website on the Internet. In addition to building Fanball into the largest fantasy destination site, Rob struck several key third-party relationships for Fanball that included major deals with Turner Sports Interactive and AOL. Fanball also powered all of the fantasy games for NASCAR.com and PGATour.com from 2001-07. In 2005, Fanball was sold to FUN Technologies,
a publicly-traded company. Rob stayed with FUN after the sale and was promoted to President of the sports division.
From 2004-2008, Rob was the founder and owner of the first weekly fantasy sports magazine, Fantasy Football Weekly. In just three years of publication, FFW grew to a circulation of over 500,000 and garnered one of the highest sell-through rates of all sports titles in the industry. Rob is an active Board Member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and also a member of the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame.
Prior to embarking on his career in sports, Rob was a CPA from 1987-2003 with McGladrey and Pullen in the tax department focusing on high net worth individuals.
Rob is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.