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David Sunkin and Brian Anderson Named Leaders of Sheppard Mullin’s Sports Industry Team

Sheppard Mullin has announced that partners David Sunkin and Brian Anderson have been named co-leaders of the firm’s Sports Industry Team. Sheppard’s multi-disciplinary Sports Industry Team includes more than 50 attorneys worldwide, who provide “full-service legal counsel to owners, investors, teams, athletes, leagues, governing bodies, facility operators, rights holders, advertising companies, sponsors, sports technology businesses…
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Hackney Publications Publishes Third Annual ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’

Hackney Publications announced today that it has published the third annual “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in the sports industry who need of experienced and capable legal counsel. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually…
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NBA Lowers the Boom on Player, Who Shoved Camera Person

The NBA has announced that Memphis Grizzlies guard-forward Dillon Brooks has been fined $35,000 for “the unsportsmanlike act of shoving a camera person on the sideline after pursuing a loose ball.” Joe Dumars, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations, made the announcement Brooks’ actions occurred with 2:40 remaining in the second quarter of the Grizzlies’…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Features Sports Law Attorney Irwin Kishner of Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Hackney Publications has announced that it has published its latest segment of the Sports Law Expert Podcast, featuring attorney Irwin Kishner, a partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP and co-chair of its Sports Law Group. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment goes live can subscribe by visiting here.…
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Latest Issue of Sports Litigation Alert Touches on FTX, NIL, Coaching Contracts, Harvard Lawsuit and Many, Many Other Current Developments in Sports Law

Hackney Publications announced today that it was making its latest issue of Sports Litigation Alert, published on February 24, 2023, the new sample issue on the site, a reflection of the issue’s “strength,” according to Editor and Publisher Holt Hackney. “We pride ourselves on providing provocative insight and thought leadership on the sports law issues…
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Memphis Grizzlies Announce Salvatore Romanello as New General Counsel

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced the hire of Salvatore Romanello as general counsel and senior vice president of business administration. Romanello, a former commercial litigation partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, joined the Grizzlies from 605 LLC, an audience and data analytics company, which is focused on the media and entertainment industries.…
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SEC Cracks Down on Hall of Fame Basketball Player for Touting Crypto

NBA Hall of Famer Paul Pierce has been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for unlawfully touting and making misleading statements about a crypto security on his social media accounts. This case has once again shed light on the issue of transparency and compliance in influencer marketing. The summary reads as follows: Between May 26, 2021,…
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NBA Bans Unnamed Associates of Superstar Ja Morant from Games After Laser Incident

In interviews, Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant comes off as unassuming and friendly. Not so much for some of his friends. Morant tweeted Sunday that one of his friends has been banned from games at FedExForum for a year after a confrontation took place on January 29 between his supporters and members of the Indiana…
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Texas Fires Mens Head Basketball Coach Chris Beard

The University of Texas’ Vice President and Athletics Director Chris Del Conte has announced the school’s decision to “terminate” Mens Head Basketball Coach Chris Beard. “This has been a difficult situation that we’ve been diligently working through,” Del Conte said in a statement. “Today I informed Mr. Beard of our decision to terminate him effective immediately.”…
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Hackney Publications Introduces Tools that Make Sports Litigation Alert a Powerful Resource in the Sports Law Classroom

hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has announced new tools are being 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. “There’s a challenge in sports law classes…
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