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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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Sports Lawyer Alex Sinatra Named Executive Director of PHF Players’ Association

The Players’ Association of the Premier Hockey Federation has elected Alex Sinatra as their executive director, effective immediately. The players interviewed a diverse pool of candidates and landed on Sinatra for the role. She succeeds Anya Packer, who previously held the position until becoming the general manager of the Metropolitan Riveters earlier this year. “I…
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Experts Go Ten Rounds in Heavyweight Legal Bout – How Competing Expert Opinions Can Push a Case to Trial, A Case Study of Thomas v Farrago

From the annals of Sports Litigation Alert: By Eric Chang and Dylan F. Henry, of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP Round 1- The Facts On November 2, 2013, heavyweight boxer, Magomed Abdusalamov, stepped into the ring at Madison Square Garden and squared off against challenger, Ismaikel Perez, to defend his USNBC Heavyweight Title in…
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Administrator with Legal Background Tabbed as Boise State University Associate AD for Compliance

Boise State University has announced the hiring of Nathan Burk as the Broncos’ Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. Burk will oversee the Broncos’ compliance office and serve on the department’s senior leadership team, in addition to managing the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs as primary sport administrator. Burk earned his…
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NCAA Board of Governors Unanimously Accepts Recommendations from Constitution Committee

By Charlie Henry The NCAA Board of Governors unanimously agreed last week to accept the final recommendations from the Constitution Committee for a new constitution to govern college sports. The foundational document was developed in coordination with feedback from NCAA members during several steps since the summer, including at November’s Special Convention and through surveys and…
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Richard Giller Brings Expertise in Insurance Recovery on Behalf of Sports Clients to Greenspoon Marder

Greenspoon Marder has announced the launch of the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice group to be led by partner Richard Giller in Los Angeles. Greenspoon Marder’s national Insurance Recovery and Counseling Practice Group represents policyholders in all types of insurance matters. Its team of attorneys assist clients in assessing and addressing their insurance needs, and…
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Sports/Entertainment IP Attorney Kenneth M. Kaufman Joins Moses & Singer LLP

Moses & Singer LLP has announced the arrival of Kenneth M. Kaufman as Senior Counsel in its Intellectual Property, Internet & Technology and Entertainment & Media practices. Kaufman brings more than forty years of experience as outside counsel and in-house general counsel in the entertainment and communications industries. He is a recognized authority and speaker in…
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A Glimpse Into Five Compelling, and Current, Sports Law Cases

(What follows are the leads from each of five case summaries in the latest Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s leading sports law periodical. Published for 18 years, the Alert features a searchable archive of 3,000 mostly original articles, which subscribers have access to. In addition, approximately 75 sports law professors use the Alert in the…
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Ifrah Law Taps A.J. Collins as an Associate, Strengthening Its Legal Team

Ifrah Law has announced the hire of Austin John (A.J.) Collins as an associate to its legal team. Collins will focus his practice on the legal sports betting arena, where Ifrah is widely considered one of the nation’s premier law firms. “A.J.’s experience in litigation, investigation, regulatory, and compliance experience, both as an associate at…
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Knight Commission Recommends Modifications to NCAA Draft Constitution

In a letter to Robert Gates, Chair of NCAA Constitution Committee, the Knight Commission provided feedback to the updated draft NCAA Constitution provided by the Committee in its December 7, 2021 memorandum. It suggested incorporating several important modifications in the following letter: Governance/Board Composition The governance and leadership of the Association should more fully reflect…
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