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LEWIS BRISBOIS STRENGTHENS NATIONAL SPORTS LAW PRACTICE WITH NEW PARTNER HIRE

Lewis Brisbois has announced that accomplished sports attorney John Long has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Houston office. Long joins the firm along with Phoenix Partner Gregg E. Clifton from Jackson Lewis, to form “a powerhouse team of sports law practitioners” at Lewis Brisbois. Long has extensive experience and success in higher education…
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Sports Lawyer Will Kava Tabbed as Senior Associate AD/Compliance & Governance at Mizzou

University of Missouri Director of Athletics Desireé Reed-Francois has named Will Kava as the Tigers Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Governance. Kava, who joins Mizzou from Ole Miss, will serve on Reed-Francois’ senior leadership team and lead the department’s compliance and governance efforts, including overseeing Mizzou’s Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) program, currently…
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NIL Technology Company Introduces ‘Customizable’ Platform for NCAA Compliance Professionals

SPRY, an established leader in NIL compliance software, has announced the launch of a SpryConnect, a new general compliance product, which “will streamline NIL processes and general compliance systems on one secure, user-friendly, customizable platform,” according to the company. “We have had great success with Spry NIL, our initial offering, helping colleges in all three…
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McCarthy Leaves Athletics General Counsel Position to Become Deputy Director of Athletics at LIU

Paul McCarthy, an experienced senior athletics administrator and attorney with an extensive background in higher education has been named Deputy Director of Athletics at Long Island University. McCarthy is returning home to the tri-state area from his position as Athletics General Counsel in the University of Mississippi athletics department, and brings more than 25 years…
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Akerman’s LaKeisha Marsh Named Adjunct Sports Law Professor

LaKeisha Marsh, who chairs Akerman’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Practice Group as well as its Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics Practice, has taken on the added role of adjunct sports law professor at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. Marsh will teach Legal & Ethical Issues in Sports at the school. Marsh has a…
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Administrator with Legal Background Tabbed as Boise State University Associate AD for Compliance

Boise State University has announced the hiring of Nathan Burk as the Broncos’ Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. Burk will oversee the Broncos’ compliance office and serve on the department’s senior leadership team, in addition to managing the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs as primary sport administrator. Burk earned his…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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Spry Announces Partnership with St. Edward’s University to Help School Manage Compliance with the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Movement

Spry, a technology solution designed to help colleges and universities navigate the rapidly evolving Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) landscape, has announced an agreement with St. Edward’s University, an NCAA Division II school in Austin, Texas, to help the school’s athletic department manage compliance issues that arise as student-athletes sign contracts to leverage their NIL.…
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The Atlantic East Conference Turns to Spry to Manage Compliance with the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Movement

The Atlantic East Conference and Spry announced Thursday a conference-wide partnership to help each school manage the NIL compliance landscape.  In a proactive move, conference leadership will assist in providing Spry software to all seven of the Atlantic East schools. “We are excited to partner with Spry, an industry leader in the NIL space, to…
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Sports Lawyer Anthony Martinez To Lead Compliance at Grand Canyon University

Anthony Martinez is the newest addition to the Grand Canyon athletics department leadership, taking on the role of Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. Martinez spent the last four years at San Diego, most recently serving as the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance. In his role at GCU, Martinez will lead the department’s compliance efforts…
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