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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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Austin FC Taps Austin’s Robust Tech Sector for a Sponsor

Austin FC has announced that NI (NASDAQ: NATI) has secured entitlement of the NI Suite Level at Q2 Stadium in a multi-year partnership that sees the Austin technology company join forces with Austin FC, the city’s Major League Soccer Club and first major league property. As part of the partnership, NI will also be the…
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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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Foley Represents Orlando Health in Its Presenting Sponsorship Agreement with Orlando City SC

Foley & Lardner LLP recently represented Orlando Health in the renewal of its long-term presenting sponsorship agreement with Major League Soccer’s Orlando City Soccer Club. Under the terms of the new agreement announced on June 14, 2021, Orlando Health will hold naming rights for the Club’s two training facilities, introducing the Orlando Health Training Ground…
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Hogan Lovells advises NX Football USA LLC in its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Necaxa Soccer Club

Hogan Lovells represented NX Football USA LLC in an investment for a 50% equity interest of Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa, S.A. de C.V., the company that owns the Necaxa Soccer Club (“Club Necaxa”). The transaction was approved by the Mexican Football Federation on May 24, 2021. This is a landmark transaction that will likely open…
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Seattle Sounders FC Looking for Club Counsel

TITLE:  Club Counsel DEPARTMENT: Legal & External Affairs REPORTS TO:  General Counsel & External Affairs FLSA STATUS: Salaried, Exempt ROLE TYPE: Individual Contributor CLOSING DATE: Sunday, May 23, 2021 OUR CLUB When you join Sounders FC you join a soccer-loving, socially progressive, ambitious Club rooted in the best soccer city in America. Here we average nearly 40,000 fans per match, maxing…
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Hogan Lovells Advises Pulse Sports & Entertainment on Deal to Represent Everton Football Club in U.S. Expansion

Hogan Lovells advised Pulse Sports & Entertainment (PSE) in an agreement to represent the English Premier League Everton Football Club in its plans to grow strategic partnerships and further develop a presence in the Americas. The English Premier League club, founded in 1878, rolled out its new International strategy identifying North America as a key…
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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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UK Law Firm Walker Morris Advises Begbies Traynor on the Sale of Wigan Athletic FC

Walker Morris’ Sports and Insolvency Teams have advised Paul Stanley, Dean Watson and Gerald Krasner of Begbies Traynor on the sale of Wigan Athletic FC and its assets to Phoenix 2021 Limited. Walker Morris were instructed by Begbies Traynor who were appointed as administrators of the Wigan AFC group of companies in July 2020. Over…
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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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