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Sports Lawyer Ryan Davis Named Managing Partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s St. Louis Office

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced this week that sports lawyer and partner Ryan Davis will take the reins of the firm’s St. Louis office, effective May 1. He succeeds Robert Newmark, who has led the St. Louis office since 2011. Co-leader of BCLP’s Sports & Entertainment Group and one of BCLP’s most active M&A and…
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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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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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NIL Technology Solution Provider Will Be the Presenting Sponsor for LEAD1 Association Meeting

Spry, the only company in the collegiate sports industry with a complete and market-ready Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) technology solution, will be the presenting sponsor at the LEAD1 Association’s Semi-Annual Meeting on April 14. LEAD1 represents the athletic directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision and is an influential resource for its…
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Spry CEO Lyle Adams Discusses the Charity ‘Opportunity’ in the Name, Image, and Likeness Movement in Collegiate Athletics

Lyle Adams, the founder and CEO of Spry Payment Systems, Inc. (Spry), the only company in the collegiate sports industry with a complete and market-ready Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) technology solution, was a guest speaker last week on the Champions of Philanthropy Student Symposium. A former college athlete, Adams discussed at the March 5…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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Former Arizona Coyotes General Counsel Ahron Cohen Lands at Tech Fund

Ahron Cohen, former general counsel, president and CEO of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, has joined the ADvantage Sports Tech Fund as a venture partner. “Working with the ADvantage team allows me to provide meaningful operational support to a growing portfolio of highly innovative technology companies, side by side with some of the industry’s leading investors,”…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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The Next Opening Day: The Sports Industry After COVID-19 Webinar

The Next Opening Day: The Sports Industry After COVID-19 Webinar The COVID-19 pandemic has done what war, boycotts and natural disasters have never been able to accomplish—brought sports to an almost complete standstill across the globe. The “new now” looks like idled players, empty venues and disappointed (and bored) sports fans. But what’s next? Join…
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Expert Talks About What It will Take for Sports to Return

Professional and college sports leagues are unlikely to resume their COVID-19-interrupted seasons anytime soon, according to Mitchel Rosen, a preparedness expert at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Rosen’s research interests include preparedness, personal protective equipment, occupational health and safety, and public health capacity development. He also is sports fan, who offered the following thoughts…
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