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Sports Law Instructor/NFL Sports Agent Kelli Masters to Keynote Alliance of Channel Women Event in Las Vegas on March 9

Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, has announced that NFL Sports Agent Kelli Masters will be the keynote speaker at ACW’s 10th Anniversary celebration at ACWConnect Live! 5-8 p.m. March 9 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. In 2020,…
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Company Terminates Sponsorship of Professional Golfer Scott Piercy after Social Media Posts

Segra, one of the largest independent fiber network companies in the Eastern US, has terminated its sponsorship of professional golfer Scott Piercy after Piercy “posted homophobic and far-right views on his personal social media account.” The company added that “these views are in direct conflict with Segra’s values of diversity and inclusion.”

Hackney Publications and Ifrah Law Launch MyLegalBookie, a timely newsletter reporting on the Legal Sports Betting Industry

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has announced that Ifrah Law (Ifrah) will be the sponsor of MyLegalBookie, a quarterly electronic newsletter, which will be complimentary to those that subscribe. MyLegalBookie will provide insights into the legal side of online gaming and sports betting industries like no publication has before with…
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Segal McCambridge Hires Carla Varriale-Barker, Establishes Practice Group Serving Sports, Recreation, Amusement, and Hospitality Industries

Segal McCambridge, a national litigation firm that added its first office in Florida last month, has announced that Carla Varriale-Barker has joined the firm as a shareholder in the New York office. She will lead a practice group focused on the sports, recreation, amusement, and hospitality industries. An experienced and creative litigator, Varriale-Barker has a…
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Risk Management – Texas Tech University Extends Netting at Dan Law Field

(Editor’s Note: What follows appeared in Sports Facilities and the Law, a newsletter available through a complimentary subscription at the site.) Just in time for its season-opener, Texas Tech University extended the netting at Dan Law Field down the first and third baselines. Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Giovannetti told the media that “we’ve had…
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Sports Lawyer Mat Jessep Creates New Firm – Game Legal

Australian sports, entertainment, and esports lawyer Mat Jessep has established a new firm, Game Legal, offering corporate and commercial legal advice, along with a sister business, Game Consulting, going beyond legal advice to deliver commercial and corporate governance consulting services. Leveraging off of a career in brand marketing before becoming a lawyer and more than…
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Latest Edition of Managing Sport Facilities Is Out

You don’t have to be a professor, or student to appreciate Managing Sport Facilities, Fourth Edition With Web Study Guide, which was recently published by Human Kinetics. Written by Gil B. Fried, editor in chief of Sports Facilities and the Law, and Matthew Kastel, the Stadium Manager – Oriole Park at Camden Yards at Maryland…
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Sports Lawyer and Mintz Member Tyrone Thomas Named to 2020 Lawyers of Color Power List

Mintz Member Tyrone Thomas has been named to the Lawyers of Color 2020 Power List, which recognizes the most influential minority attorneys and allies in the nation. Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession, and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. Supported by the Diverse Partners Network, the…
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Research Chair on Anti-Doping in Sport created at the Université de Sherbrooke

The Université de Sherbrooke and the World Anti-Doping Agency have created the very first research chair on anti-doping in sport. This chair will help position Quebec as an international pole in the fight against doping and will improve mentalities and practices by filling knowledge gaps in this area thanks to rigorous research. This is the first research…
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Former Student-athlete and Longtime Commodore to Lead Vanderbilt Athletics as First Female Athletic Director

In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced this week that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time graduate of the university, has been named interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director. Lee succeeds Malcolm Turner. The university accepted Turner’s resignation as…
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