Expert Attorneys

Brian Anderson

Sheppard Mullin

(415) 774-3287

Expertise: Co-Leader of the Firm’s Sports Industry Team and Advertising Industry Team; expertise with technology, commercial, and corporate transactions, as well as compliance strategies for advertising and data protection regulations; commercial partnerships, sponsorship agreements, stadium and venue projects, media rights agreements, naming rights deals, intellectual property licensing, and the capitalization, formation, and launch of new sports teams and leagues.

Arthur Bryant

Bailey & Glasser, LLP.

(510) 507-7242

Expertise: Title IX, gender equity, sexual discrimination, constitutional law, class actions, former Chairman of Public Justice

Stokely G. Caldwell, Jr., Esq.

Robinson Bradshaw

(704) 377-8332

Expertise: Sponsorship agreements in all sports; personal services and endorsement agreements; organization of motorsports teams and entities; sports mergers and acquisitions; driver/rider agreements; etc

Ramsey Chamie, Esq.

Northwest Corporate Law

(503) 905-9073

Expertise: Representation of agents and athletes in commercial transactions, including player contracts, trademark and rights of publicity.

Anthony J. Dreyer

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

(212) 735-3097

Expertise: Commercial litigator concentrating on intellectual property, sports, entertainment and related licensing disputes.

Courtney E. Dunn, Esq.

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney


Expertise: Sports liability issues, premises liability defense, sporting and recreational venue liability, assumption of risk.

Matthew Eisler

Hogan Lovells

(303) 454-2437

Expertise: Sports Law, Sports Mergers and Acquisitions, Sports Investments, Naming Rights, Licensing and Sponsorship Agreements, Corporate Formation and Joint Venture Agreements, Sports Facility and Event Management, Crisis Management, Player Arbitration, Investigations, NCAA

Timothy Liam Epstein, Esq.

Duggan Bertsch


Expertise: Disappointment Lawsuits, Multipliers and Similar Measures in High School Sports, Injuries on the Athletic Field, Sports Venue Construction, Sports Venue Liability

Daniel A. Etna

Herrick, Feinstein LLP 

(212) 592-1557

Expertise: Partner; Co-Chair, Sports Law Group Sale and acquisition of sports franchises; stadium and arena development; construction and financing; broadcast and digital media agreements; concession agreements; etc

Robert W. Fuller, Esq.

Robinson Bradshaw

(704) 377-8324

Expertise: Broadcast and Other Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements, Issues and Litigation; Antitrust Compliance and Litigation; Health and Safety Compliance and Litigation; Structure and Governance of Sports Organizations; Venue Agreements; College Sports.

Richard Giller

Greenspoon Marder LLP

(323) 880-4526

Expertise: Insurance Recovery & Counseling Practice Group Chair; represented dozens of the nation’s top professional athletes in connection with their disability, loss-of-value, and critical injury insurance claims, as well as with their medical malpractice claims and lawsuits; represented and counseled several professional sports teams and leagues in connection with a myriad of insurance issues and claims; and NIL collectives and agreements.

C. Peter Goplerud

Spencer Fane LLP


Expertise: Coaches’ contracts, NCAA matters, including Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL), athlete eligibility, compliance, independent investigations and Title IX.

Paul Kelly

Jackson Lewis, P.C.

(617) 305-1263

Expertise: Leader of firm’s sports practice; former ED of NHL Players Association; founder and former ED of College Hockey, Inc.; former Assistant U.S. Attorney.  Extensive experience with NCAA infractions and athletics compliance matters, advice Title IX issues, grievances and arbitrations on behalf of professional sports teams and leagues, internal investigations, defense of athletes charged with criminal offenses, and complex civil litigation.

Irwin A. Kishner

Herrick, Feinstein LLP

(212) 592-1435

Expertise: Executive Chairman; Co-Chair, Sports Law Group
M&A/JV, stadium development, team acquisitions and dispositions; media contracts; internet and intellectual property rights; credit facilities; advertising, concession and sponsorship contracts; etc

Karen M. Lent

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

(212) 735-3276

Expertise: Antitrust, sports and other complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate court levels and general antitrust counseling.

Douglas N. Masters, Esq.

Loeb & Loeb LLP

(312) 464-3144

Expertise: Advertising and Promotions, Emerging Media, IP and Entertainment Litigation, Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Copyrights, Sports

William J. Robers, JD/MBA

Sparks Willson

(719) 634-5700

Expertise: Sports Liability Issues; Officiating Training, Evaluation, Discipline, and Mechanics for NCAA and High School Football; Sports Eligibility; Premises Liability; Sports Law; Sports Marketing; Sports Finance; Coaching Contracts; Etc

Brian R. Socolow, Esq.

Loeb & Loeb LLP

(212) 407-4872

Expertise: Rights of Publicity, Advertising and Promotions, Contracts, IP and Entertainment Litigation, Venue Liability
Loeb & Loeb LLP

David Sunkin

Sheppard Mullin

(213) 617-4252

Expertise: Co-Head of the firm’s Sports Industry Team; transactional matters that include the sale of controlling and non-controlling ownership interests; venue operating agreements; and media rights, branding and sponsorship deals. 

Carla Varriale-Barker, Esq.

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

(212) 651-7437

Expertise: Premises liability defense, assumption of risk/waivers, Sporting Venue Liability