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Zion Williamson v. Prime Sports: Round Three

(Editor’s Note: Below is an article from the latest Sports Litigation Alert. Occasionally, we share full or partial articles from other sports law periodicals produced by Hackney Publications) By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer Sports Litigation Alert has previously reported on the litigation between NBA player Zion Williamson and his one-time marketing agent, Prime Sports Marketing. …
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Harvard Sports Law Symposium Set for Monday and Tuesday

What follows is the agenda for the 2021 Harvard Sports Law Symposium Day 1: Monday, October 18, 2021 12pm – 1:15pm Fireside Chat 2021 Paul C. Weiler Distinguished Alumnus  Mike Zarren ‘04, Vice President of Basketball Operations & Team Counsel, Boston Celtics *Moderated by: Professor Peter Carfagna, Chairman/CEO of Magis LLC & Faculty Advisor…
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Creative Artists Agency Acquires ICM Partners

Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) announced today the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire ICM Partners (ICM), another agency, “to drive broader and more inclusive representation as their clients, their work, and their brands shape culture.” “Today’s storytellers, athletes, thought-leaders, and trend-setters who can move, inspire, and attract large, global…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Greenberg Traurig’s Dana Hooper Lands Nike Endorsement Deal for Professional Soccer Player

Dana L. Hooper, a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP‘s Phoenix office, negotiated and secured a multi-year contract with Nike for professional soccer player Simone Charley. Charley is currently a forward for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and has played internationally for Canberra United in Australia. An Alabama…
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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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LEAD1 Announces NIL Institutional Publication with Hackney Publications

The LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents the athletics directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”), and Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, today announced the creation of a new publication to help athletic departments better navigate college sports name, image, and likeness (NIL) rule changes. The “LEAD1…
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The 2021 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium Set for Tuesday through Thursday

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, will host its signature event virtually—the annual Sports Law Symposium—over three days: March 23, 24 and 25 . This year’s symposium, “Entering the New Sports Normal” will feature panel discussions on COVID-19 in sports; name, image,…
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Spry CEO Lyle Adams Discusses the Charity ‘Opportunity’ in the Name, Image, and Likeness Movement in Collegiate Athletics

Lyle Adams, the founder and CEO of Spry Payment Systems, Inc. (Spry), the only company in the collegiate sports industry with a complete and market-ready Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) technology solution, was a guest speaker last week on the Champions of Philanthropy Student Symposium. A former college athlete, Adams discussed at the March 5…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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