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Sports Lawyers Association Conference Is Cancelled

From SLA President Bobby Hacker: Dear SLA Members: As we represent the entire sports world it is only fitting that we act in a like manner, therefore, we are cancelling this year’s conference in Miami. This was not an easy decision and it weighed heavily upon the executive committee as well as the entire board…
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Segal McCambridge Hires Carla Varriale-Barker, Establishes Practice Group Serving Sports, Recreation, Amusement, and Hospitality Industries

Segal McCambridge, a national litigation firm that added its first office in Florida last month, has announced that Carla Varriale-Barker has joined the firm as a shareholder in the New York office. She will lead a practice group focused on the sports, recreation, amusement, and hospitality industries. An experienced and creative litigator, Varriale-Barker has a…
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How to Become an Adjunct Sports Law Professor: A Road Map

Maybe you feel a desire to give back. Maybe you want to enhance your leadership profile or firm bio. Or maybe you just want to earn a few extra bucks. No matter what the rationale, becoming an adjunct is easier than you think, especially given that there are approximately 1,000 sports law classes taught any…
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Wallace Talks About Experiences that Have Led to His Successful Practice

As chairman of the Thompson Coburn’s Sports Law Group, Robert “Bob” Wallace successfully represents teams and prospective buyers of sports teams, as well as companies interested in sports marketing and civic and government entities facing team relocation or facility issues. Wallace has built his successful practice on a foundation of more than 30 years of…
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Pedagogy in Sport Law Classes: Using Sports Litigation Alert Effectively and Creatively

By Linda A. Sharp, J.D. There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. — Jean Giraudoux 1882-1944 Those of us who teach sport law know that it is a demanding discipline pedagogically. Not only must we have a command of basic legal principles in a variety of substantive areas, e.g.,…
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SRLA Set to Host Annual Conference in Louisville

The Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) has announced it will hold its 33rd annual conference on March 4-7, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. By way of background, SRLA serves academicians and practitioners in private and public sport and recreation settings. Its members have diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and represent a variety of occupations and interests. They…
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Former Occidental College Athletic Director Sues for Gender and Sexual Orientation Discrimination

(Editor’ note: The following is an article that appeared in Sports Litigation Alert, which publishes every two weeks and features a searchable archive of more than 3,000 articles.) The former athletic director at Occidental College, Jaime Hoffman, has sued her employer in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging she was the victim of: harassment and discrimination…
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Latest Issue of Sports Litigation Alert Delivers Five Case Summaries and Ten Articles

The latest issue of Sports Litigation Alert features a wide swath of legal articles from the sports industry as is typical for the nation leading sports law periodical. To subscribe, visit www.sportslitigationalert.com Case Summaries Judge Denies Defendants’ Bid to Exclude Expert in Products Liability Case NBA Pension Plan Defeats Stale Claim Magistrate Judge Sides With…
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Hogan Lovells Adds Leading Sports Lawyer Michael Kuh to Corporate Practice in New York

Hogan Lovells has announced that Michael Kuh has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate practice in New York. Kuh has represented some of the country’s largest sports organizations in major transactions. He also represents clients in M&A and corporate matters in the entertainment, technology, ecommerce, fintech and private equity sectors. Kuh was…
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Sports Law Attorney Shares Thoughts After Former College Football Player Sues NCAA, Claiming Athletes Should Get Minimum Wage

Irwin Kishner, co-chair of Herrick’s Sports Law Group, was interviewed by MarketWatch regarding a class action lawsuit brought by a former Villanova University football player against the NCAA for allegedly committing wage violations. The player is seeking to hold the NCAA and its Division I Member Schools in Pennsylvania accountable for refusing to pay student…
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