Sports Law Legal Experts

Sports Law Legal Experts


Brian D. Anderson

Expertise: Co-Leader of the Firm’s Sports Industry Team and Advertising Industry Team; expertise with technology, commercial, and corporate transactions, as well as compliance strategies for advertising and data protection regulations; commercial partnerships, sponsorship agreements, stadium and venue projects, media rights agreements, naming rights deals, intellectual property licensing, and the capitalization, formation, and launch of new sports teams and leagues.

(415) 774-3287

Sheppard Mullin

Robin Ammon, Ed.D.
Expertise: Premise liability/risk management/crowd management
University of South Dakota
(724) 421-7407

Jodi S. Balsam
Expertise: Sports league governance, sports gambling and integrity, sports litigation and ADR, antitrust, trademark, right of publicity, etc.
Professor of Clinical Law|Director, Externship Programs
Brooklyn Law School

Peter A. Carfagna
Expertise: Sports Law, Sports Marketing, Sports Investments, Team and League Operations, Licensing and Sponsorship Agreements, Sports-Related Premises Liability, Intellectual Property, Risk Management, Corporate Formation
(440) 228-8598
Magis, LLC (Founder), Former Chief Legal Officer of IMG Group of Companies (1994-2005), Harvard Law School (Covington Burling Distinguished Visitor/Visiting Lecturer in Sports Law since 2006), Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy — joint program between Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Case Western Reserve School of Law (Co-Director since 2012)

Walter Champion
Expertise: Sports Ethics, Daily Fantasy Sports
Prof. Champion, the George Foreman Professor of Sports and Entertainment Law at Texas Southern University School of Law,  is the author of Sports Law in a Nutshell, Gaming Law in a Nutshell, Intellectual Property Law in the Sports and Entertainment Industries, Fundamentals of Sports Law, Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals, and casebooks on Recreational Injuries, Sports Law, Baseball and the Law, and Amateur Sports. He can be reached at

Mark Conrad
Expertise: intellectual property, contracts, ethics and governance
Associate Professor, Legal and Ethical Studies, Schools of Business, Fordham University (New York); adjunct lecturer, Sports Law, Sports Management Program, Columbia University (New York)

Eugene Egdorf, Esq.
Expertise: Education, Wrongful Death, and Concussion
Shrader & Associates L.L.P.

Timothy Liam Epstein, Esq.
Expertise: Disappointment Lawsuits, Multipliers and Similar Measures in High School Sports, Injuries on the Athletic Field, Sports Venue Construction, Sports Venue Liability
Duggan Bertsch, LLC
Adjuncts Professor of Law – Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Sports & Entertainment Law)

Gabe Feldman
Expertise: Antitrust, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Sports Injuries, Contracts, Negotiation and Mediation.
(202) 441-6280
Associate Professor, Tulane Law School
Director, Tulane Sports Law Program
Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance, Tulane University
Mediator and Arbitrator, MAPS

Courtney, L. Flowers, Ph.D.
Expertise: Title IX, Racial and gender equity in college sports, risk management, and workplace safety
Texas Southern University

Susan B. Foster, Ph.D.
Expertise: Negligence in coaching, refereeing, physical education, event/facility management; FLSA & internships; Risk management/safety audits for high school, college, recreational sports, and smaller professional sport venues
(813) 389-4282

Gil Fried & Assoc., LLC
Expertise: crowd management, spectator safety, facility safety, dram shop, facility security
University of New Haven
(860) 233-2429

Joshua A. Gordon
Expertise: Sports Law, Sports Conflict, Negotiation, Sports Marketing, Mediation, Sports Business, Assessment, Sports Ombuds, Hazing and Bullying, Crises Management
(541) 887-0724 (SCI) |
(541) 346-1634 (UO) |
University of Oregon
Sports Conflict Institute

Donna A. Lopiano, Ph.D.
Expertise: Gender Equity, Athletics Program Management
(516) 380-1213
Sports Management Resources

Michael Lysko
Expertise: sports marketing, sponsorship, branding
Southern Methodist University

Douglas N. Masters, Esq.
Expertise: Advertising and Promotions, Emerging Media, IP and Entertainment Litigation, Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Copyrights, Sports
(312) 464-3144
Loeb & Loeb LLP

Matt Mitten
Expertise: Antitrust; Intellectual Property; Sports Sponsorship Agreements; Athlete NIL/Right of Publicity Licensing; Sports Governance and Integrity; Health, Safety, and Risk Management; Americans with Disabilities Act/Rehabilitation Act; Title IX; Arbitration; Mediation.
Professor of Law and Executive Director, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University Law School
Arbitrator, AAA National Sports Law Panel and Court of Arbitration for Sport
(414) 288-7494

Merry Moiseichik, ReD, J.D.
Expertise: playground, facility risk management
University of Arkansas

Barbara Osborne, J.D.
Expertise: Gender Discrimination, Title IX, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Student-Athlete Pregnancy; Legal Issues in College Sport
(317) 236-2465
University of North Carolina

John Pinkman
Expertise: Comprehension of Current Standard of Care, Investigation of Historical Patterns of Player Management, and Extensive Product Knowledge and Appropriate Use
Pinkman Baseball (founder). For more than 25 years Mr. Pinkman has enjoyed an excellent national reputation as an instructor, journalist, and public speaker. As a full-time teaching professional, Coach Pinkman brings recent hands-on experience to recreational and athletic expert witness responsibilities.

Daniel A. Rascher, Ph.D.
Expertise: sports economics, sports finance, antitrust economics, damages, valuation, sponsorship and endorsement breach, licensing, labor economics
Partner, OSKR, LLC
President, SportsEconomics, LLC
Professor and Director of Academic Programs
Sport Management Program
University of San Francisco

B. David Ridpath, Ed.D.
Expertise: Governance in Intercollegiate Athletics; Intercollegiate athletics compliance and compliance consulting; NCAA enforcement and Infractions cases and defenses; athletic program management; NCAA academic and eligibility standards
Assistant professor, Ohio University, Department of Sport management, Ohio University College of Business

William J. Robers, JD/MBA
Expertise: Sports Liability Issues; Officiating Training, Evaluation, Discipline, and Mechanics for NCAA and High School Football; Sports Eligibility; Premises Liability; Sports Law; Sports Marketing; Sports Finance; Coaching Contracts; Licensing and Sponsorship Agreements; Intellectual Property; Risk Management; Entity Formation; Governance; Sports Injuries; Contracts; Employment; Teaching Sports Law; Mediator; Arbitrator.
(719) 634-5700
Shareholder, Sparks Willson Borges Brandt & Johnson, P.C.

Andrew D. Schwarz
Expertise: antitrust economics, sports economics, damages, class certification issues, statistical analysis, ADA analysis.
Partner, OSKR, LLC
Affiliate Professor
University of San Francisco

Brian R. Socolow, Esq.
Expertise: Rights of Publicity, Advertising and Promotions, Contracts, IP and Entertainment Litigation, Venue Liability
(212) 407-4872
Loeb & Loeb LLP

David I. Sunkin

Expertise: Co-Head of the firm’s Sports Industry Team; transactional matters that include the sale of controlling and noncontrolling ownership interests; venue operating agreements; and media rights, branding and sponsorship deals.

(213) 617-4252
Sheppard Mullin

Carla Varriale-Barker, Esq.
Expertise: premises liability defense, assumption of risk/waivers, Sporting Venue Liability
(212) 651-7437
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Glenn M. Wong
Expertise: Contracts, Torts, IP, Gender Equity, Agency, Athletics Program Management, NCAA Compliance, Enforcement and Infractions cases, and Damages
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University