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NFL Renews Its Commitment to Organizations Advancing Social Justice

As part of the NFL’s Inspire Change social justice initiative, the league today announced grant renewals for 10 partners who are working to enact positive change in communities across the country. These grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations creating measurable change across the four pillars of Inspire Change: education, economic advancement, community-policerelations and criminal justice…
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Will Driver Felipe Massa Get His Day in Court? It’s Hard to Tell

(Editor’s Note: What follows is an article from the latest issue of Sports Litigation Alert. To subscribe and receive the Alert every two week and access the vast searchable archive, visit here.) By Kerri Cebula, sports law professor at Kutztown University The 2008 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix is best known for one reason: Crashgate. …
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Zion Williamson v. Prime Sports Marketing: Agents and Advisors PAY ATTENTION

By Christian Dennie at cdennie@denniefirm.com On May 6, 2024, the Fourth Circuit issued its opinion in favor of Zion Williamson (“Williamson”) upholding the District Court’s decision in favor of Williamson.  The Fourth Circuit concluded that Williamson was engaged in an intercollegiate sport while on the Duke University (“Duke”) men’s basketball team, and was thus a “student-athlete,” so…
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Hackney Publications Partners with Cimarron Global Solutions to Create a New Publication Examining Sporting Events and their Impact on Communities

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law publications, and Cimarron Global Solutions, renowned for their research in sport and tourism, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind publication examining the impact of sporting events on cities, states, regions, and countries. The publication, titled Creating Community Through Sport, will be published six times a…
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Constangy Attorney Christopher Deubert Featured on Sports Law Expert Podcast

Hackney Publications (HP) has announced that Christopher Deubert of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, one of the nation’s “leading young sports lawyers”, has been featured on Sports Law Podcast. The segment can be heard here (Christopher Deubert of Constangy). In addition, the firm was recognized in the 4th annual list of the “100 Law…
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Washington Commanders Name Attorney Dave Gardi as SVP Football Initiatives

The Washington Commanders have announced the naming of Dave Gardi as the team’s senior vice president of football initiatives. Gardi joins the Commanders after working at the NFL League Office for 21 years. He held the role of senior vice president of football operations for 10 years. Prior to his role as senior vice president of…
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Disc Golf Pro Tour Gets Serious About Monitoring Sports Betting

U.S. Integrity (“USI”) and the Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) have announced a comprehensive partnership that will begin the process of launching professional disc golf into the world of regulated sports wagering. U.S. Integrity is an integrity monitoring service provider that has worked with various professional sporting organizations and major sportsbooks to ensure compliance and…
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Hogan Lovells Represents Clients in $1.725 Billion Purchase of Baltimore Orioles

Hogan Lovells guided clients Michael Arougheti, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Management, and Mitchell Goldstein and Michael Smith, Co-Heads of the Ares Management Credit Group, as part of a transaction purchasing the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise the Baltimore Orioles. MLB owners unanimously approved the sale of the Baltimore Orioles to a group…
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Sidley Represents Monumental Sports & Entertainment in a Partnership with the District of Columbia to Modernize Capital One Arena

Sidley represented Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) in a strategic partnership with the District of Columbia to modernize Capital One Arena, home to the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the NBA’s Washington Wizards. The US$515 million District investment also includes plans to expand business and hospitality operations into Gallery Place. The Capital One Arena renovations, combined…
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Hackney Publications Sponsors Sports Lawyers Association’s Annual Conference

Hackney Publications (HP), the nation’s leading publisher of sports law publications, is one of the sponsors of the Sports Lawyers Association’s 49th annual conference, which will be held May 9-11 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD. This year’s conference is centered around the theme “Where Sports and Culture Collide.” To see the agenda, visit here: https://www.sportslaw.org/conferences/2024conf/agenda/index.cfm.To…
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