(Editor’s note: The following case summary involving the New York Mets appeared recently in Sports Litigation Alert (www.sportslitigationalert.com), the nation’s leading sports law periodical, which publishes once every two weeks and features a searchable archive of more than 2,500 summaries and bylined articles. Representing the Mets owners was Carla Varriale, who besides being a partner…
Robin Ammon, Ed.D.
Expertise: Premise liability/risk management/crowd management
University of South Dakota
Jodi S. Balsam
Expertise: Sports league governance, sports gambling and integrity, sports litigation and ADR, antitrust, trademark, right of publicity, etc.
Professor of Clinical Law|Director, Externship Programs
Brooklyn Law School
Peter A. Carfagna
Expertise: Sports Law, Sports Marketing, Sports Investments, Team and League Operations, Licensing and Sponsorship Agreements, Sports-Related Premises Liability, Intellectual Property, Risk Management, Corporate Formation
Magis, LLC (Founder), Former Chief Legal Officer of IMG Group of Companies (1994-2005), Harvard Law School (Covington Burling Distinguished Visitor/Visiting Lecturer in Sports Law since 2006), Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy — joint program between Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Case Western Reserve School of Law (Co-Director since 2012)
Expertise: Sports Ethics, Daily Fantasy Sports
Prof. Champion, the George Foreman Professor of Sports and Entertainment Law at Texas Southern University School of Law, is the author of Sports Law in a Nutshell, Gaming Law in a Nutshell, Intellectual Property Law in the Sports and Entertainment Industries, Fundamentals of Sports Law, Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals, and casebooks on Recreational Injuries, Sports Law, Baseball and the Law, and Amateur Sports. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: intellectual property, contracts, ethics and governance
Associate Professor, Legal and Ethical Studies, Schools of Business, Fordham University (New York); adjunct lecturer, Sports Law, Sports Management Program, Columbia University (New York)
Eugene Egdorf, Esq.
Expertise: Education, Wrongful Death, and Concussion
Shrader & Associates L.L.P.
Timothy Liam Epstein, Esq.
Expertise: Disappointment Lawsuits, Multipliers and Similar Measures in High School Sports, Injuries on the Athletic Field, Sports Venue Construction, Sports Venue Liability
Duggan Bertsch, LLC
Adjuncts Professor of Law – Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Sports & Entertainment Law)
Expertise: Antitrust, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Sports Injuries, Contracts, Negotiation and Mediation.
Associate Professor, Tulane Law School
Director, Tulane Sports Law Program
Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance, Tulane University
Mediator and Arbitrator, MAPS
Susan B. Foster, Ph.D.
Expertise: Negligence in coaching, refereeing, physical education, event/facility management; FLSA & internships; Risk management/safety audits for high school, college, recreational sports, and smaller professional sport venues
Gil Fried & Assoc., LLC
Expertise: crowd management, spectator safety, facility safety, dram shop, facility security
University of New Haven
Joshua A. Gordon
Expertise: Sports Law, Sports Conflict, Negotiation, Sports Marketing, Mediation, Sports Business, Assessment, Sports Ombuds, Hazing and Bullying, Crises Management
(541) 887-0724 (SCI) | email@example.com
(541) 346-1634 (UO) | firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Oregon
Sports Conflict Institute
Donna A. Lopiano, Ph.D.
Expertise: Gender Equity, Athletics Program Management
Sports Management Resources
Expertise: sports marketing, sponsorship, branding
Southern Methodist University
Douglas N. Masters, Esq.
Expertise: Advertising and Promotions, Emerging Media, IP and Entertainment Litigation, Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Copyrights, Sports
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Expertise: Antitrust; Intellectual Property; Sports Sponsorship Agreements; Athlete NIL/Right of Publicity Licensing; Sports Governance and Integrity; Health, Safety, and Risk Management; Americans with Disabilities Act/Rehabilitation Act; Title IX; Arbitration; Mediation.
Professor of Law and Executive Director, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University Law School
Arbitrator, AAA National Sports Law Panel and Court of Arbitration for Sport
Merry Moiseichik, ReD, J.D.
Expertise: playground, facility risk management
University of Arkansas
Barbara Osborne, J.D.
Expertise: Gender Discrimination, Title IX, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Student-Athlete Pregnancy; Legal Issues in College Sport
University of North Carolina
Expertise: Comprehension of Current Standard of Care, Investigation of Historical Patterns of Player Management, and Extensive Product Knowledge and Appropriate Use
Pinkman Baseball (founder). For more than 25 years Mr. Pinkman has enjoyed an excellent national reputation as an instructor, journalist, and public speaker. As a full-time teaching professional, Coach Pinkman brings recent hands-on experience to recreational and athletic expert witness responsibilities.
Daniel A. Rascher, Ph.D.
Expertise: sports economics, sports finance, antitrust economics, damages, valuation, sponsorship and endorsement breach, licensing, labor economics
Partner, OSKR, LLC
President, SportsEconomics, LLC
Professor and Director of Academic Programs
Sport Management Program
University of San Francisco
B. David Ridpath, Ed.D.
Expertise: Governance in Intercollegiate Athletics; Intercollegiate athletics compliance and compliance consulting; NCAA enforcement and Infractions cases and defenses; athletic program management; NCAA academic and eligibility standards
Assistant professor, Ohio University, Department of Sport management, Ohio University College of Business
William J. Robers, JD/MBA
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; Licensing and Sponsorship Agreements; Intellectual Property; Risk Management; Entity Formation; Governance; Sports Injuries; Contracts; Employment; Teaching Sports Law; Mediator; Arbitrator.
Shareholder, Sparks Willson Borges Brandt & Johnson, P.C.
Andrew D. Schwarz
Expertise: antitrust economics, sports economics, damages, class certification issues, statistical analysis, ADA analysis.
Partner, OSKR, LLC
University of San Francisco
Brian R. Socolow, Esq.
Expertise: Rights of Publicity, Advertising and Promotions, Contracts, IP and Entertainment Litigation, Venue Liability
Loeb & Loeb LLP
William D. Squires
Expertise: Sports facility and event management
The Right Stuff Consulting, Inc.
Former president of the Stadium Managers Association
Adjunct Professor, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University
Carla Varriale-Barker, Esq.
Expertise: premises liability defense, assumption of risk/waivers, Sporting Venue Liability
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
Glenn M. Wong
Expertise: Contracts, Torts, IP, Gender Equity, Agency, Athletics Program Management, NCAA Compliance, Enforcement and Infractions cases, and Damages
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University