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Sports Lawyer Helen Maher of Cadwalader Named to Benchmark Litigation 2022 ‘Top 250 Women in Litigation’ List

Cadwalader Global Litigation partner Helen Maher, a sports lawyer, has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list for the United States, which recognizes women litigators involved in some of the “most impactful litigation matters in recent history” and who are “top players in their respective fields.” Maher, who has extensive experience…
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Tigers Football Defensive Lineman Jaquelin Roy Signs NIL Deal with Law Firm

Louisiana personal injury attorney Gordon McKernan has signed a Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) deal with Jaquelin Roy, a defensive lineman for the Tigers Football team and family friend. McKernan’s relationship with Roy started long before any of his other NIL partners. McKernan met Roy through McKernan’s son, John Gordon McKernan, who played high school football with…
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PGA Tour Gets Favorable Ruling Against Competitor

A request by three players from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed them to compete in the FedExCup Playoffs has been denied,  PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan wrote in a memo to the TOUR’s membership on Tuesday evening. The three suspended players were seeking a temporary restraining…
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Court: Athletics Administrator Can Proceed with Claim Against ASU, AD, and Board of Regents

(Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from a case summary that appeared in a recent Sports Litigation Alert. To subscribe, please visit the Alert homepage.) A federal judge from the District of Arizona has denied mots of a motion to dismiss filed by Arizona State University (ASU), its athletic director, and the Arizona Board…
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Dr. John Malmo Named Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. John Malmo has been appointed as the Christian Brothers University faculty athletics representative (FAR), the department announced on Friday, Aug. 5. Malmo, who is the Chair of Management and Marketing, will serve as the liaison between the faculty and athletics department, and will work with President Archer to ensure academic integrity and the welfare of student-athletes. He…
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Sports Law Attorney Kacie Kergides Presents on TBIs at NATA

Attorney Kacie Kergides of Montgomery McCracken participated in the 73rd Annual National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia & AT Expo where she sat on a panel discussing the legal issues surrounding concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) along with sexual misconduct liability for athletic trainers. Kergides’ session, “Staying Court- side and Out of Court: What…
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Sports Lawyers John Long, Gregg Clifton to Present FBA Webinar on NCAA Transformation and Student-Athlete Unionization

Sports Law Partners John Long and Gregg E. Clifton will present a joint Federal Bar Association (FBA) webinar on collegiate sports and student-athlete unionization on August 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET.   The 2-hour presentation will cover the efforts of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) transformation committee, and its impact on the reconfiguration of…
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Sports Lawyer Richard Giller Recognized with Honor for Creating Successful Niche Practice

Richard Giller, a well-known sports lawyer with Greenspoon Marder, has been recognized withThe American Lawyer magazine’s 2022 West Trailblazer award. The award recognizes lawyers who have “moved the needle in the legal industry,” and are “truly agents of change” in the listed states. He was one of only 46 lawyers of the 280,000+ active licensed attorneys…
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Professional athletes perform better against former clubs, according to research

A team of Russian researchers have found professional athletes to perform better against their former clubs. At least in some circumstances, emotions seem to have a greater effect on their performance than knowledge of the opponent’s tactics. The study’s findings are published in the Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics and may be useful for…
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The Case of Skillz Platform, Inc. v. AviaGames Inc.

By Katelyn Schuh, GW Law 2L (Editor’s Note: the following is shared from Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s leading sports law periodical.) On April 5, 2021, AviaGames Inc. filed a motion to dismiss Skillz Platform Inc.’s initial complaint under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) for failure to state a claim for patent infringement based…
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