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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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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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Arent Fox Announces Hire of Former MLS Executive Vice President and General Counsel Bill Ordower

Arent Fox has announced “the expansion of its Sports and Corporate & Securities practices” with the addition of Bill Ordower, a former Major League Soccer (MLS) Executive Vice President and General Counsel. A strategic advisor with more than 20 years of experience at MLS, Ordower is joining the firm’s New York office as a Partner…
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MLS Commissioner Goes Public with Owners’ Position – ‘a fair proposal to a very difficult situation’ – in Stalled Negotiations

Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer, sent the following letter to “MLS Fans” this morning, highlighting three-quarters of the way down the fact that owners made “a fair proposal to a very difficult situation.” The letter: “On behalf of everyone at Major League Soccer and our clubs, I hope that despite the challenges we…
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Leading Sports Lawyer Bob Wallace Interviews Kurt Hunzeker on the XFL BattleHawks

This week on After the Buzzer, host Bob Wallace of Thompson Coburn is joined by Kurt Hunzeker, former Team President of the St. Louis BattleHawks. Kurt, who has spent 20 years in the sports industry, walks Bob through the experience of building the XFL brand in St. Louis, a city that experienced the loss of…
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys to Address How California’s Employment Laws Impact Sports Industry on November 12

The Association of Corporate Counsel (Southern California) and Jackson Lewis P.C. will host a complimentary webinar on November 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. PST, that will address how California’s employment laws impact sports industry. Headlining the panel are Gregg E. Clifton and Adam Y. Siegel, of firm Jackson Lewis P.C. Clifton bases in Phoenix…
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Drake Group Says College Athletes Should Give U.S. House NIL Bill a C+ Grade

The Drake Group issued a position statement applauding The Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act , introduced on September 14, 2020 by a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives: Anthony Gonzalez (OH), Emanuel Cleaver (MO), Marcia Fudge (OH), Steve Stivers (OH), Rodney Davis (IL), Jeffrey Duncan (SC), Josh Gottheimer (NJ) and Colin Allred (TX). The Act, if…
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NCAA Seeks Review of Alston/Grant-in-Aid Case

The NCAA’s Chief Legal Officer Donald M. Remy issued the following statement this morning: “Today, the NCAA asked the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review of the Alston/Grant-in-Aid case. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is applying antitrust laws to NCAA student-athlete rules inconsistently with other federal circuits and indeed the Supreme Court itself.…
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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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Drake Group Applauds U.S. Senate ‘Athletes’ Bill of Rights’ – Proposes Congressional Legislation

On August 3, 2020 U.S. Senators Cory Booker, Richard Blumenthal, Christopher Murphy, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ron Wyden, Mazie Hirono, and Kamala Harris issued a “College Athletes Bill of Rights” statement that sought to advance justice and opportunity for college athletes and promised future legislation to realize their position. On August 13, they were joined by Senators…
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