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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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Dr. Ellen Staurowsky Publishes in Multiple Journals and a Sport Management Text

During the month of September, Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a sports law professor at Ithaca, joined scholars from around the world in contributing to the Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020:  Mega Events, Media, and the Politics of Sport.  Her piece on Pay Equity and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics can be found here. Dr. Staurowsky, a Senior Writer with Hackney…
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NCAA Changes Prompt Campbell Law School to Launch Sports Law Clinic

When the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced its decision to allow athletes to profit from the commercial use of their names, images or likenesses (NIL), the move opened up a Pandora’s Box of legal implications for student athletes, many of whom cannot afford to hire an agent to represent their interests. That’s why Campbell…
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Foley & Lardner to Host Webinar, July 14 – The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic | Media, Digital, Broadcast and an Olympic Preview

Foley & Lardner’s Sports & Entertainment Group, along with sports industry author and adviser Rick Horrow, will host the fifth event in its Leadership Insight series – The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic – on Wednesday, July 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET Part 5 of the series will cover all aspects of the dominant…
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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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NASCAR Legal Institutes Diversity Internship Program

NASCAR seeks the exceptional, the talented and the driven to contribute to its success as one of North America’s premier sports. Offering opportunities in various areas across the sport, NASCAR encourages innovation and creativity on and off the track. NASCAR Diversity Internship Program – Legal: The 2021 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program is a paid internship…
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Lawyer Elected Chairwoman Brain Injury Association of America

Shana De Caro, a partner in the New York personal injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, has been elected as chairwoman of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) for 2021. De Caro has advocated on behalf of individuals and their families following a traumatic or acquired brain injury for over 35 years,…
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Dan Arment Re-Elected SFIA Chairman; Jake Griffith (Walmart) and April Lane (Amazon) Newly Elected to Board of Directors

Dan Arment, President & CEO of Riddell & BRG Sports, has been re-elected as the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Chairman of the Board for a second one-year term. In addition, two new directors were elected, and four members were re-elected, to the SFIA Board of Directors for three-year terms. This announcement was made…
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Herrick, Feinstein Promotes Attorney Who Assists its Sports Practice to Partner

Irwin Kishner, Chairman of Herrick, Feinstein LLP’s Executive Committee, has announced the elevation of Jacqueline Duval to partner, effective January 1, 2021. Duval, a partner in the Tax Department and chair of the Family Office Group, concentrates her practice on domestic and international tax as well as finance and investing; private equity, hedge funds, venture…
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Jackson Walker Attorney Re-Elected to World Rugby’s Executive and Regulations Committees

Jackson Walker’s Bob Latham has been re-elected to another four-year term on the World Rugby Executive Committee, on which he has served as a member since 2011. In addition, Latham was reconfirmed as Chair of the Regulations Committee, a position he has held since 2012. Based in Dublin, World Rugby is the international federation for…
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