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Law Firm Partners with LSU Men’s Basketball Guard Jordan Wright

Louisiana personal injury attorney Gordon McKernan has announced another Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) deal, this one with Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Men’s Basketball guard, Jordan Wright. The signing marks a significant milestone as the first men’s basketball student-athlete to join McKernan’s roster of NIL partnerships. Since the NCAA’s groundbreaking decision to allow student-athletes to leverage…
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Penn Carey Law students explore issues affecting women’s equality in sports

By Jay Nachman Under the guidance of Rangita De Silva De Alwis, senior adjunct professor of global leadership, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School students have authored an insightful report that examines various issues concerning women’s equality in sports. “Putting Women Back in the Game” seeks to promote change and build toward a better future for women in…
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Legal Teams for the Houston Rockets/Houston Dynamo to Host CLE and Networking Event on December 13 before the Rockets Game

If you live in Texas and you ever wondered what it takes to break into the sports law industry, there may be no better opportunity to find out then by attending a CLE event December 13 at the Toyota Center in Houston. The event, entitled “Game Changers: A Comprehensive Look at Opportunities in Sports Law,”…
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Chicago Bulls Add Arizona State University Sports Law Grad

Chicago Bulls Executive Vice President – Basketball Operations Arturas Karnišovas has announced several new additions this week, including Zoe Lamb as the Coordinator of Team Operations and Family Engagement.   Lamb’s new role includes a focus on programming and enhancing the experience for the families and spouses of the players, coaches and basketball operations staff.…
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Kevin Durant Participates in Boardroom’s Launch of Sports Agency

Boardroom has announced the launch of Boardroom Advisory, a sports agency. Co-founder Rich Kleiman and the executive team at Boardroom will helm the initiative, and NBA superstar Kevin Durant will participate in the business. The agency, which bills itself as an “advisory arm,” will operate on a yearly fee structure and work with athletes, executives, and brands “to…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Interviews Courtney Dunn of Segal McCambridge About Her Rise as a Successful Sports Lawyer

Hackney Publications announced today the release of the latest episode of Sports Law Expert Podcast, which features Courtney Dunn of Segal McCambridge, who discusses her budding sports law practice and her path along the way. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of the podcast goes live can…
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Portland Trail Blazers Hire Zandria Conyers as General Counsel

Zandria Conyers has been hired as the Portland Trail Blazers new Senior Vice President and General Counsel, it was announced today by Dewayne Hankins, Portland Trail Blazers President of Business Operations. In her role, Conyers will lead all aspects of the organization’s legal department, serving as a key resource for business and basketball leadership and the organization’s affiliate…
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SEC Names Sports Lawyer as Its MBB Associate Commissioner

Garth Glissman, Vice President of Basketball Operations for the National Basketball Association, has been named the Southeastern Conference Associate Commissioner for Men’s Basketball, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Wednesday. Early on in his professional career, Glissman was a partner with Kutak Rock, a national law firm based in Omaha, NE.  He joined the firm as…
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Willkie Represents Multiple Investors in Acquisition of Charlotte Hornets

Willkie is representing three separate investors, including J. Cole and Damian Mills, as part of a buyer group, in the acquisition of a majority stake in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets from Michael Jordan. Hornets Sports & Entertainment announced on June 16 that Chairman Michael Jordan reached an agreement to sell his majority stake in the…
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Atlanta Hawks Name Michelle Leftwich SVP of Salary Cap Administration

The Atlanta Hawks have named Michelle Leftwich its Senior Vice President of Salary Cap Administration. Leftwich joined the Hawks in 2017 following 22 years at the NBA, including the final 10 as vice president and assistant general counsel, where she worked with Rick Buchanan, the NBA’s general counsel, and Dan Rube, the NBA’s deputy general…
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