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Kelsey Copeland Joins LPGA Legal Team

After spending almost three years as Senior Corporate Counsel at NASCAR,Kelsey Copeland has left for the same position at the LPGA. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Copeland earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport and Entertainment Management, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina in 2014, and went on to gain her…
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PGA Tour Gets Favorable Ruling Against Competitor

A request by three players from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed them to compete in the FedExCup Playoffs has been denied,  PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan wrote in a memo to the TOUR’s membership on Tuesday evening. The three suspended players were seeking a temporary restraining…
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Financial Company Focuses on Golfers with NIL Play

Transcend Capital Advisors announced yesterday a multi-year name, image, and likeness (NIL) partnership with 18-year-old amateur golfer Caleb Surratt, currently ranked #29 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). Surratt has had seven straight top-ten finishes in amateur events this year and was previously the number-one ranked junior golfer in the world, according to the…
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Cozen O’Connor Drops Sponsorship of Jason Kokrak After Golfer Joins LIV Golf

Law firm Cozen O’Connor has announced that it has ended its sponsorship of professional golfer Jason Kokrak, who recently announced that he was joining LIV Golf. “For the past two years, Cozen O’Connor sponsored professional golfer Jason Kokrak. In light of Mr. Kokrak’s affiliation with the new LIV Tour, we have mutually agreed he will…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Cadwalader as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in Its Second Annual ‘100 Law Firms’ List

Hackney Publications has announced that its readers have identified Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” Besides recognizing law firms for their achievements, the portal serves as a…
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LPGA Attorney Promoted to Senior Corporate Counsel

Matthew Cornwell has been promoted to senior corporate counsel at the LPGA. Previously corporate counsel, Cornwell will be responsible for multiple areas within the LPGA organization including LPGA’s Anti-Doping program and commercial contracts such as sponsorship, licensing and tournaments. He will also supports the growth of the LPGA organization by providing counsel to the LPGA…
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Attorney John Tyrrell Set to Speak Before Golf Course Superintendents

John Tyrrell, a founder and Managing Member of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey, will make a presentation before the Philadelphia Association of Golf Course Superintendents on liability issues on January 26.at the Concord Country Club in Concordville, Pa. Tyrrell has decades of experience in the representation of operators and managers of stadiums, arenas, entertainment and…
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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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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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Sports Lawyers Association Announces Virtual Conference – SLA 2.0: Innovation During a Time of Change

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced its 2021 conference as a fully virtual event that is scheduled for May 17-21. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees can expect: Pre-conference events, including Meet the Presidents: Past, Present, and Future and the annual Women in the SLA gathering Dynamic speaker lineups featuring some of the top…
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