Category: Professional sports

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NFL and Premier League Discuss Player Health and Safety, Issue Statement

The National Football League (NFL) and the Premier League held a joint medical conference in London today to discuss “their latest advancements in player health and safety and to share best practices for analyzing, treating, and preventing injuries among elite athletes.” Led by a group of the leagues’ physicians, injury prevention specialists and epidemiologists, the…
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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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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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You Knew It Was Coming – Major League Pickleball Launches

Major League Pickleball (MLP) officially launched at Dreamland – Dripping Springs, Texas, at an event featuring MLP executives, players and VIP guests. MLP is “the new, elite pickleball league,” according to the league, that will see the world’s-best 32 professional pickleball players (16 women and 16 men) compete in a livestreamed and nationally-broadcast team pickleball…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Greenberg Traurig Team Secures Sale for Kansas City Pioneers LLC to Shopify Rebellion and Helps Close Major Player Signings

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has advised the Kansas City Pioneers LLC, an emerging esports organization, on several fundraising, sponsorship, employment, corporate, and team-property acquisition and divestiture matters. Most recently, the firm supported the Pioneers in the sale of its previous Rocket League team to Shopify Rebellion, owned by the billion-dollar e-commerce company Shopify, Inc. The Greenberg…
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Raiders GC Dan Ventrelle Bumped Up to Interim President in Wake of Departure

The Las Vegas Raiders have announced the resignation of the team’s President Marc Badain and the Elevation of General Counsel Dan Ventrelle to Interim President In a statement, Raiders Owner Mark Davis announced Badain’s departure and Ventrelle’s ascension.  Ventrelle has been with the team for 17 years and currently is the executive vice president and…
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AEG Announces Sale of Phil Anschutz’ Minority Interest in Los Angeles Lakers to Los Angeles Dodgers Owners

AEG, a sports and live entertainment company, has announced that Los Angeles Dodgers owners, Mark Walter and Todd Boehly, have acquired Phil Anschutz’ 27% minority interest in the Los Angeles Lakers. The transaction has been approved by the Board of Governors of the NBA. “Since we first acquired the interest in the Lakers 25 years…
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Cassie McBride Named Vice President & General Counsel of the San Jose Sharks

Cassie (Sadowitz) McBride has been named vice president & general counsel of the San Jose Sharks. McBride is not new to professional sports having served as General Counsel of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Associate Counsel of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Intern, Legal Affairs & Risk Management for the California Angels. McBride received her JD from…
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Insightful Concussion Webinars Set for July 28 and August 12

Two concussion webinars will be held in the coming weeks that will explore more deeply the issues around Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), from the defendant’s perspective. Both webinars are sponsored by Concussion Defense Reporter. Human Factors in Sports Concussion – July 28, 2021 3:30-4:30 ET Every sports concussion case, whether a “second hit” or a…
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