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Spencer Fane Officially Launches Sports Law Practice, Expanding Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Work

Spencer Fane LLP iannounced yesterday the formal launch of its Sports Law team, led by attorneys Peter Goplerud, Loren Mulraine, and James Crumlin. Comprising lawyers who have experience in corporate law, entertainment, higher education, intellectual property, and labor and employment, the group already has significant experiences in key aspects of name, image, and likeness (NIL) practice. The team handles legal…
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Seventeen Veteran Baseball Scouts Sue Baseball for Age Discrimination

(Editor’s Note: Below is an excerpt from an article from the most recent Sports Litigation Alert. The author, Ed Edmonds, is a Professor Emeritus of Law at the Notre Dame Law School. His scholarly interests include labor and antitrust issues in baseball.) By Ed Edmonds Seventeen veteran baseball scouts[1] filed an Age Discrimination in Employment Act…
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Play Ball! The State of Professional Sports: An Evening with Lew Wolff & Pierce O’Donnell

The world of professional sports is constantly evolving, from skyrocketing salaries to the intimate experiences of fans. On September 28, 2023, executives within the sports industry will have a unique opportunity to delve into these subjects with two industry leaders: Lew Wolff, Chairman Emeritus of the Oakland Athletics, and Pierce O’Donnell of Greenberg Glusker. Lew…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Highlights Shumaker Attorneys Bennett Speyer and Robert Boland

Hackney Publications announced today that Bennett Speyer and Robert Boland, who lead Shumaker’s Sports Law Practice, are the featured guests on the Sports Law Expert Podcast. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of the podcast goes live can subscribe by visiting here. The firm was also recognized…
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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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Sports Law Expert Podcast Highlights Sports Lawyer Christian Dennie of Fox Rothschild, a Firm that Was Recently Recognized as One of the Best in the Sports Industry

Hackney Publications has announced that Christian Dennie, a sports lawyer and partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, is the featured guest on the Sports Law Expert Podcast. The podcast segment can be heard here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/holt-hackney/episodes/A-visit-with-Sports-Lawyer-Christian-Dennie–of-Fox-Rothschild-e21fnhq Fox Rothschild’s nationwide Entertainment and Sports Law Department was honored recently by Hackney Publications as one of the “100 best firms…
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ACC Hires Robinson Bradshaw’s Pearlynn Houck as First In-House General Counsel

The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the hiring of Pearlynn Houck as its first in-house General Counsel. Houck, who will begin her tenure on April 17, comes to the ACC from Robinson Bradshaw’s Charlotte office, where she was most recently a litigation shareholder. During her 17-year career at the firm, she has practiced in the…
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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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An Argument for Pre-Professional Athletes Being Able to Retain Agents

By Darren Heitner, of Heitner Legal Pre-professional athletes should never be prevented from retaining agents and legal counsel of their choosing, whether the retention is intended to assist with the procurement and negotiation of NIL deals or even to explore opportunities at the professional level, and then suffer the consequence of giving up their eligibility…
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