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Spry, the Leader in Name, Image, and Likeness Technology, Announces Advisory Board

Spry, a technology company that creates a way for colleges and student athletes to embrace the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) movement, has announced an Advisory Board to support its mission of simplifying a complex problem, while addressing all the needs of multiple stakeholders. The initial six members on Spry’s Advisory Board are: Christine Simmons…
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Sports Lawyers Association Announces Virtual Conference – SLA 2.0: Innovation During a Time of Change

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced its 2021 conference as a fully virtual event that is scheduled for May 17-21. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees can expect: Pre-conference events, including Meet the Presidents: Past, Present, and Future and the annual Women in the SLA gathering Dynamic speaker lineups featuring some of the top…
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Herrick Celebrates Writing Prestigious Chambers Global Practice Guide, Sports Law 2021

Herrick’s nationally ranked Sports Law Group, led by co-chairs Irwin A. Kishner and Daniel A. Etna, and members Joel Wagman and Barry Werbin, authored the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Sports Law 2021, United States Law and Practice. The guide covers ten high-profile jurisdictions and provides the latest legal information on anti-doping, betting, disciplinary proceedings, commercial rights, corporate governance, intellectual property, data, dispute resolution,…
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Concussion Legacy Foundation Webinar to Examine Latest Developments in Concussion Litigation

The Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) will host an hour-long webinar on April 8, starting at 9:15 a.m., that will address some of the latest developments in concussion litigation as well as the proactive initiatives the CLF is undertaking in the space. The panel addressing these topics will feature Peter Carfagna as moderator. Besides being an…
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Koller, Hogshead-Makar Named to the Commission on the State of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has announced her appointments to the Commission on the State of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC Commission), including individuals with sports law ties – former Olympian Nancy Hogshead-Makar and sports lawyer Dionne Koller. Chair Cantwell noted that…
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LEAD1 Announces NIL Institutional Publication with Hackney Publications

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, today announced the creation of a new publication to help athletic departments better navigate college sports name, image, and likeness (NIL) rule changes. The “LEAD1…
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Sports Lawyer Marissa Meli Promoted to Associate General Counsel of Green Bay Packers

Marissa Meli has been promoted to Associate General Counsel of the Green Bay Packers. Meli, a Wisconsin native, joined the Packers almost five years ago as the team’s Corporate Transactions Counsel. Prior to that, she spent two years as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Meli received her JD from the University of…
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The 2021 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium Set for Tuesday through Thursday

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, will host its signature event virtually—the annual Sports Law Symposium—over three days: March 23, 24 and 25 . This year’s symposium, “Entering the New Sports Normal” will feature panel discussions on COVID-19 in sports; name, image,…
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Spry CEO Lyle Adams Discusses the Charity ‘Opportunity’ in the Name, Image, and Likeness Movement in Collegiate Athletics

Lyle Adams, the founder and CEO of Spry Payment Systems, Inc. (Spry), the only company in the collegiate sports industry with a complete and market-ready Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) technology solution, was a guest speaker last week on the Champions of Philanthropy Student Symposium. A former college athlete, Adams discussed at the March 5…
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Breaking News – Anthony Corleto Joins Gordon Rees Today as Partner, with Successful Concussion Defense Practice in Tow

Sports Lawyer Anthony Corleto has joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as a partner, where he will continue to grow the successful concussion defense practice he built at Wilson Elser. Corleto’s bio and contact info can be found here. Overall, Corleto focuses on commercial litigation, transactions, and sports risk matters. His legal expertise extends to intellectual…
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