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PI Firm Jacoby & Meyers ‘Partners’ with Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced a multi-year partnership with Jacoby & Meyers, which is now the Official Law Firm of the Dodgers. The partnership will include in-stadium signage as well as a presence on Dodger radio broadcasts. “You can’t think of Los Angeles without thinking about the Dodgers, who are more than just a…
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Women’s Sports Policy Working Group Denounces ‘Cancel Culture,’ Releases Model State Statute and Gives Kudos to NCAA

(What follows is commentary from the Women’s Sports Policy Working Group, which is comprised of Olympic gold medalist swimmer Donna de Varona, former President, Women’s Sports Foundation, USOPC Board of Directors; International Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova, 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, 31 Grand Slam doubles titles and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles;…
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Sports Lawyer Ryan Davis Named Managing Partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s St. Louis Office

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced this week that sports lawyer and partner Ryan Davis will take the reins of the firm’s St. Louis office, effective May 1. He succeeds Robert Newmark, who has led the St. Louis office since 2011. Co-leader of BCLP’s Sports & Entertainment Group and one of BCLP’s most active M&A and…
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Spry, the Leader in Name, Image, and Likeness Technology, Announces Advisory Board

Spry, a technology company that creates a way for colleges and student athletes to embrace the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) movement, has announced an Advisory Board to support its mission of simplifying a complex problem, while addressing all the needs of multiple stakeholders. The initial six members on Spry’s Advisory Board are: Christine Simmons…
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NCAA Board of Governors Issues Statement on Transgender Participation

The following was released by the NCAA yesterday: The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports. This commitment is grounded in our values of inclusion and fair competition. The NCAA has a long-standing policy that provides a more inclusive path for transgender participation in…
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Sports Lawyers Association Announces Virtual Conference – SLA 2.0: Innovation During a Time of Change

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced its 2021 conference as a fully virtual event that is scheduled for May 17-21. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees can expect: Pre-conference events, including Meet the Presidents: Past, Present, and Future and the annual Women in the SLA gathering Dynamic speaker lineups featuring some of the top…
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Herrick Celebrates Writing Prestigious Chambers Global Practice Guide, Sports Law 2021

Herrick’s nationally ranked Sports Law Group, led by co-chairs Irwin A. Kishner and Daniel A. Etna, and members Joel Wagman and Barry Werbin, authored the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Sports Law 2021, United States Law and Practice. The guide covers ten high-profile jurisdictions and provides the latest legal information on anti-doping, betting, disciplinary proceedings, commercial rights, corporate governance, intellectual property, data, dispute resolution,…
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Attorney Gary Chester To Present April 6 on ‘Defamation Cases in Sports’ for CLE Companion

CLE Companion, a nationally accredited and virtual continuing legal education provider, announced today that leading sports lawyer Gary Chester will present “Athletes vs. the Media: Defamation cases in Sports” on April 6 at 1 p.m. CDT. To register, visit here. Chester’s presentation compliments CLE Companion’s existing catalogue of sports law presentations and will lead to…
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Concussion Legacy Foundation Webinar to Examine Latest Developments in Concussion Litigation

The Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) will host an hour-long webinar on April 8, starting at 9:15 a.m., that will address some of the latest developments in concussion litigation as well as the proactive initiatives the CLF is undertaking in the space. The panel addressing these topics will feature Peter Carfagna as moderator. Besides being an…
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Koller, Hogshead-Makar Named to the Commission on the State of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has announced her appointments to the Commission on the State of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC Commission), including individuals with sports law ties – former Olympian Nancy Hogshead-Makar and sports lawyer Dionne Koller. Chair Cantwell noted that…
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