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Sports Lawyers and the Sports Law Association

  1. 1. Sports Lawyers and the Sports Lawyers Association<br />Chris Gulotta<br />Sports Law Slidecast #2<br />
  2. 2. Joseph M Leccese<br />Bruce Wilson<br />Peter White<br />James W. Quinn<br />Jeffrey Mishkin<br />Sports Lawyers<br />
  3. 3. Joseph M Leccese<br /><ul><li>Attended Georgetown University and the University of Virginia School of Law.
  4. 4. Named the Chairman of the partnership of Proskauer in October of 2010.
  5. 5. Took office in January of 2011
  6. 6. Youngest Chairman in the history of Proskauer
  7. 7. Still practicing as the co-head of the Sports Law group
  8. 8. Worked with:
  9. 9. Expansions
  10. 10. Joint ventures
  11. 11. Organization purchases
  12. 12. Facility development
  13. 13. Television contracts</li></li></ul><li>Bruce Wilson<br />Attended the University of Virginia undergraduate and School of Law<br />With Joseph Leccese<br />Covington & Burling, LLP<br />Communications and Corporate Law with focus on Finance and Acquisitions and mergers<br />Principal transaction advisor to:<br />National Football League<br />National Basketball Association<br />National Hockey League<br />NASCAR<br />Sports related Representation:<br />Naming rights<br />Broadcast and Sponsorship rights<br />Bankruptcy Sales<br />Relocations<br />
  14. 14. Peter White<br />Adelphia University and St. Johns University School of Law<br />Leader of growing sports practice at DLA Piper <br />Joined in 2010<br />Started with Nixon Peabody<br />Focus in sports:<br />Financing of development and redevelopment of stadiums and arenas<br />Awards and recognition<br />2007: American Lawyer: Dealmaker of the Year<br />Multiple magazine recognitions<br />
  15. 15. James W. Quinn<br />Attended the University of Notre Dame and Fordham University<br />Co-Chair of Weil Gotshal & Manges<br />500 lawyer global litigation practice<br />Been with the firm since the 1970’s and its first sports case<br />Works with more than just sports<br />Counseled and represented players associations in:<br />Major League Baseball<br />National Football League<br />National Basketball Association<br />National Hockey League<br />Major League Soccer<br />Awards and recognition:<br />1993 and 2004: The National Law Journal named top ten trial lawyer in U.S.<br />
  16. 16. Jeffrey Mishkin<br />Studied at SUNY Albany and Cornell Law School<br />Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.<br />Focus in Sports law: Antitrust, intellectual property, and litigation<br />Worked for the National Basketball Association from 1992-2000<br />Executive V.P. and Chief Legal officer<br />Participated in every major decision affecting the NBA in the past 35 years<br />Since joining Skadden in 200, his range of representation has spread immensely<br />
  17. 17. What to take away?<br />
  18. 18. Non-Profit, International, Professional Organization<br />Understanding, advancement, and ethical practice of sports law<br />Made up of over 1,000 members<br />Lawyers<br />Law educators<br />Law Students<br />Others<br />Mission<br />To promote a high standard of ethical behavior,<br />Forum for legal discussion about sports law<br />To pursue continuing professional education<br />Sports Lawyers Association<br />
  19. 19. Founded in 1975:<br />Lloyd Shefsky, Jack Mills, John Wendel, Rick Wagenheim, and Tony Pace<br />Lloyd Shefsky<br />First President (1975), served until 1987<br />Gave warning in farewell speech<br />Named Chair of Philanthropy committee in 2000<br />Started charitable work by the SLA<br />1990’s began hiring management companies with the growth of the industry and field.<br />Sports Lawyers Association<br />