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Former AD: College Athletic Programs Must Not Evade Title IX Obligations Critical to Female Athletes’ Success in Monetizing New NIL Rights

Donna Lopiano, former University of Texas AD and a leader for women’s rights in collegiate athletics, recently sent out the following missive in her role as President of the Drake Group. “Newly enacted laws give college athletes the opportunity to earn substantial incomes by monetizing their names, images and likenesses (NILs) through product endorsements, appearances…
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Hackney Publications Announces Sports Fitness Industry and the Law Publication with SFIA

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, today announced the creation of a new publication for the sports industry designed to keep sports and fitness brands, suppliers, retailers, and their partners abreast of legal and risk-management issues in the sports and fitness industry. Sports Fitness Industry and the Law, created in partnership…
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John Tortora Named Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Club

The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that John Tortora has been named the club’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. A graduate of Seton Hall University, where he earned both his bachelor’s and JD, Tortora has spent the previous decade in various executive roles with the San Jose Sharks, ascending to Co-President before his…
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Sports Lawyer Fred Nance Gets Nod in Savoy Magazine’s 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors List

Frederick R. Nance, a member of RPM International Inc. Board of Directors, has been named to Savoy Magazine’s 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list. Nance has served as global managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs (U.S.) LLP since 2017, heading 45 offices across 20 countries, as well as the firm’s U.S. Sports & Entertainment…
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National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall Sports Law Conference Set for October 15

The National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School will present its annual fall conference on Friday, October 15. It will feature Perspectives from members of our Sports Law Alumni Association who teach sports law and sports management at various universities around the country.  The conference will cover a wide range of topics, from gender equity issues…
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NLRB Issues Provocative Memo on Employee Status of Players at Academic Institutions

Yesterday, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memorandum to all Field offices providing updated guidance regarding her position that certain Players at Academic Institutions (sometimes referred to as student athletes), are employees under the National Labor Relations Act, and, as such, are afforded all statutory protections. The memo further advises that, where…
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Attorney Tamika Tremaglio to Serve as Next NBPA Executive Director

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today the selection of Tamika L. Tremaglio as its next Executive Director, succeeding Michele Roberts upon her retirement at the end of the year. Tremaglio will be retiring as the Managing Principal of Deloitte’s Greater Washington practice, where she has served as a trusted advisor and consultant to…
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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Present at Esports Business Summit October 18-20 in Las Vegas

Attorneys for Greenberg Traurig, one of the more active law firms in the Esports space will present at the upcoming Esports Business Summit October 18-20 in Las Vegas on the topic of “The Elephant in the Room: Can Esports teams become viable commercial enterprises?” The panel discussion begins on Wednesday, October 20, at 1:15 p.m.…
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Personal Injury Law Firm Signs Agreement With LA Kings and Ontario Reign to Be the Official Personal Injury Law Firm of Both Teams

Movagar & Yamin Personal Injury Lawyers (M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers) has entered into a new strategic marketing partnership with AEG, one of the world’s leading sports and live entertainment companies, to become the official personal injury law firm of both the LA Kings (NHL) and Ontario Reign (AHL) sports franchises. The multiyear agreement, brokered by…
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Dr. Ellen Staurowsky Publishes in Multiple Journals and a Sport Management Text

During the month of September, Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a sports law professor at Ithaca, joined scholars from around the world in contributing to the Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020:  Mega Events, Media, and the Politics of Sport.  Her piece on Pay Equity and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics can be found here. Dr. Staurowsky, a Senior Writer with Hackney…
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