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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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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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Arent Fox Advises Credit Karma in Jersey Patch Sponsorship with Houston Rockets

Arent Fox LLP served as outside counsel to Credit Karma, a consumer technology company, in a multi-year jersey patch sponsorship with the Houston Rockets that highlights its new Credit Karma Money platform. In addition to the jersey patch, the multi-year deal includes a substantial in-arena and online presence, and the support of team community engagement efforts, along…
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NCAA Changes Prompt Campbell Law School to Launch Sports Law Clinic

When the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced its decision to allow athletes to profit from the commercial use of their names, images or likenesses (NIL), the move opened up a Pandora’s Box of legal implications for student athletes, many of whom cannot afford to hire an agent to represent their interests. That’s why Campbell…
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Sports Lawyer Reed-Francois Named as Mizzou’s Director of Athletics

The University of Missouri has announced that Desiree Reed-Francois, athletics director at UNLV, has been named as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for the university. Reed-Francois has more than 25 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics and was the first Hispanic female and woman of color athletics director at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level. She…
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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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Insights from Foley’s Webinar on Media, Digital, Broadcast and the Olympics

One hundred years ago this summer, we effectively celebrated the birth of sports media when Jack Dempsey knocked out France’s Georges Carpentier in Jersey City – marking the first multimillion-dollar boxing match, but also the first sporting event broadcasted on national radio. Some say this is the birth of sports media, and over the past…
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Greenberg Glusker Prevails on a Motion for Summary Judgment on Behalf of Client Barstool Sports

Aaron Moss, Ricardo Cestero, and Steve Stein of Greenberg Glusker’s Litigation Department, along with Intellectual Property Department Chair Jesse Saivar, prevailed on a motion for summary judgment on behalf of client Barstool Sports in the Southern District of New York earlier this spring. The dispute arises from a high-profile federal lawsuit that actor and comedian…
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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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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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