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IFA diversifies its gaming rights and launches new non-sim football games alongside EA SPORTS franchis

For the first time, FIFA will launch new football video games developed with third-party studios and publishers, providing “more choice for football and gaming fans” in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ A number of new non-simulation games are already under production…
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Veteran Sports Lawyers Chuck Baker and Irwin Raij Join Sidley

The shakeup in the sports law industry continued last week with news that Sidley Austin LLP had brought in Charles “Chuck” Baker and Irwin Raij as partners and co-chairs of its Entertainment, Sports and Media industry group. Baker has joined in New York and Miami, while Raij has joined in Miami. They were previously co-chairs of…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in ‘100 Law Firms’ List

The firm specializes in risk management of large spectator events, including training of event personnel and drafting/prosecution of risk transfer agreements. Hackney Publications has announced that its readers have identified Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law…
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Hackney Publications Donates $1,000 to Austin Pets Alive!

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has donated $1,000 to Austin Pets Alive!, a leader in No Kill sheltering in America’s largest No Kill city – Austin. “My company has been blessed to have very loyal subscribers, advertisers and sponsors,” said Holt Hackney, the founder. “I am grateful for that support…
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UKG, National Women’s Soccer League Announce Historic Multi-Year Partnership to Help Close Gender Pay Gap

UKG, a provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions, and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) have announced a historic, multi-year partnership, making UKG the first-ever title sponsor of the NWSL Challenge Cup, increasing the Cup bonus pool tenfold in 2022, and the total pool will more than double again in 2023. The 2023…
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Two Key Employers Takeaways from Professional Sport’s Continued Adoption of Crypto and Blockchain Technology

By Phillip C. Bauknight, Joshua D. Nadreau, Adam F. Sloustcher, and Tam D. Vu, of Fisher & Phillips As cryptocurrency and blockchain technology continue their way into the mainstream, one key industry that stands out for its adoption of blockchain technology is professional sports.  Professional leagues and teams have been among the first employers to…
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Dialogues on Issues Important to Women (1974-present & beyond)

Invitation to CWI Zoom, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern May 24th Noon Registration Link This CWI meeting will be hosted by Nancy Hogshead-Makar, J.D., and Donna Lopiano, Ph.D., who are members of the Women’s Sports Policy Working Group. (https://womenssportspolicy.org/) The WSPWG’s mission is to affirm the legal permissibility of separate-sex competitive sports while restructuring sport to include…
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The Drake Group Announces 2022 National Award Winners, Including a U.S. Senator

The Drake Group has announced the recipients of its 2022 national awards to be presented at The Allen Sack National Symposium – Advancing Integrity in College Sport on May 19, 2022 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The Drake Group National Public Service Award to the HONORABLE CHRISTOPHER MURPHY, United States Senator for…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Robinson Bradshaw as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in Its Annual ‘100 Law Firms’ List

Hackney Publications has announced that its readers have identified Robinson Bradshaw as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” Besides recognizing law firms for their achievements, the portal serves as a resource for those…
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Hogan Lovells Helps USA Rugby in Its Successful Effort to Bring the World Rugby Cup to the United States.

Yesterday, the World Rugby Council unanimously voted to officially select the United States as the host nation of the 2031 Men’s Rugby World Cup and the 2033 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Hogan Lovells partner Michael Kuh, who has a market-leading sports event acquisition practice at Hogan Lovells, was the lead outside counsel for the successful…
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