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Court Awards $9 Million Sexual Harassment Against Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury

At the age of 18, Jill Lawler joined Bikram’s Yoga Training Seminar and set out on her life’s dream of becoming a Bikram Yoga instructor. That dream turned into a nightmare when she was allegedly groomed in cultish environment. Specifically, Lawler was sexually assaulted and raped by a then 66-year-old Bikram Choudhury, who “took every…
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Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Reign FC Seek Chief Legal Officer

The Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Reign FC are seeking a Chief Legal Officer. A description of the position follows: POSITION SUMMARY The Chief Legal Officer (CLO) for Seattle Sounders and Reign FC, will serve as an critical member of the executive leadership team, committed to working collaboratively with colleagues across all disciplines to achieve optimal…
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CCHA Law and The PICTOR Group Announce New Partnership in Collegiate Athletics Space

Church Church Hittle and Antrim (CCHA Law) has announced a strategic partnership with The PICTOR Group, a consulting firm with extensive experience in the athletics sector. This collaboration aims “to enhance the services offered to clients by leveraging the combined expertise and resources of both organizations.” Through this partnership, CCHA Law and The PICTOR Group…
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AI Recognizes Athletes’ Emotions – Implications for Sports Betting

Using computer-assisted neural networks, Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Duisburg-Essen have been able to accurately identify affective states from the body language of tennis players during games. For the first time, they trained a model based on artificial intelligence (AI) with data from actual games. Their study, published…
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Sports Lawyer Tim Cedrone Takes the Reigns as GC at Lafayette

Timothy D. Cedrone, who has worked as a sports lawyer in private practice, for the National Football League and for the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, has joined Lafayette as the college’s General Counsel. Since 2018, Cedrone served as Associate General Counsel at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. In this role, he…
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Lawyer in General Counsel’s Office Takes Over Coastal Carolina Athletic Department

Chance Miller, J.D., senior deputy athletics director at the University of South Carolina, has been named Coastal Carolina University’s vice president for intercollegiate athletics and University recreation following a nationwide search, according to CCU President Michael T. Benson, D.Phil. Miller begins his new role on July 16, 2024, and will serve on the President’s Cabinet…
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Sports Law Professor to Coach Hockey Team

Hiram Athletics has announced the addition of three new varsity sports, including one that will be coached by a sports law professor. Dr. Jeffrey Curto, a member of the Sports and Recreation Law Association, will coach the school’s first men’s ice hockey team in Hiram history, which begins play in the 2025-26 season. “I’m honored…
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Santa Clara Law Offering New Certificate in Sports Law

Santa Clara University School of Law will begin offering a certificate in sports law starting this fall. The new certificate program is the only of its kind offered by Bay Area law schools, and among only a few available at California law schools. Students will engage in focused coursework, writing, and professional networking with sports-law…
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Loyola University Chicago Elects Sports Lawyer LaKeisha C. Marsh as New Member of Board of Trustees

At its annual meeting, the Board of Trustees of Loyola University Chicago elected new board members, including sports lawyer LaKeisha C. Marsh (JD ’05) of Akerman LLP. Marsh (JD ’05) serves as the chair of Akerman’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Practice Group. She leads a bipartisan team of professionals providing strategic counsel on policy…
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With New Hire, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld Announces New Gaming & Sports Practice

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB) has announced the hire of sports lawyer Evan Davis in conjunction with the launch of a new Gaming & Sports practice. Davis “brings a wealth of experience and a sterling reputation in the gaming industry, and is known internationally for his proficiency in sports wagering,” according to the firm.…
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