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NFL ANNOUNCES OUTCOME OF WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM WORKPLACE REVIEW BY SPORTS LAWYER

The National Football League announced yesterday the outcome of the workplace review of the Washington Football Team led by independent counsel Beth Wilkinson, as well as remedial measures and penalties arising out of that review, according to an NFL press release. Wilkinson’s firm (“Wilkinson”) was initially engaged by the Washington club in July 2020.  At…
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LEAD1 and Hackney Publications Release First NIL Institutional Publication

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, released today a new publication to help athletics departments better navigate college sports name, image, and likeness (NIL) rule changes. The “LEAD1 NIL Institutional Report” will be…
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Law Firm Raising Awareness about Proposed Bill ‘Threatening the Rights of NCAA College-Athletes’

A law firm that claims “a long track record of supporting and sustaining the rights of college-athletes says a recently proposed bill brought by Sen. Roger Wicker to Sen. Maria Cantwell has the potential to rob hundreds of thousands of college-athletes of their just rights to compensation for their name, image and likeness.” Hagens Berman…
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NCAA DI Council Prepares for NIL Chaos

Last week, the Division I Council members discussed the name, image and likeness proposals currently in the system, including the effective date and potential plan for adoption. Provided it is feasible to do so, the Council is expected to act on legislative proposals regarding name, image and likeness during its June 22-23 meeting. Having the legislation in place by July 1 would provide greater consistency…
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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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