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Understanding Sports Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating the Wide World of Sports Law: Contracts, Employment, Wealth Management, and Intellectual Property (Inside the Minds)

Understanding Sports Law provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on representing clients in virtually every area of legal practice, from contract negotiation and criminal/civil litigation to intellectual property and estate planning. Featuring partners from some of the nation’s leading law firms, this book guides the reader through proven best practices for attorneys who represent professional athletes,

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Understanding Sports Law provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on representing clients in virtually every area of legal practice, from contract negotiation and criminal/civil litigation to intellectual property and estate planning. Featuring partners from some of the nation’s leading law firms, this book guides the reader through proven best practices for attorneys who represent professional athletes, ownership groups, and the alphabet soup of amateur, professional, and international entities – e.g., NBA, MLB, NFL, NCAA, and IOC. Addressing such important issues as player contract and endorsement negotiation, wealth preservation, and the escalating issue or workplace harassment, these top lawyers analyze the current issues athletes and management face and discuss how leaders and their counsel are meeting these challenges. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this growing field.

Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business and legal intelligence from leading C-Level executives and lawyers. Each chapter offers thought leadership and expert analysis on an industry, profession, or topic, providing a future-oriented perspective and proven strategies for success. Each author has been selected based on their experience and C-Level standing within the business and legal communities.

Chapters Include:
1. Adisa P. Bakari, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP – “The Evolution of Athlete Representation: The Game Has Changed!”
2. Donald Prophete, Littler Mendelson -“Effectively Representing Sports Organizations and Universities”
3. Travis J. Leach, Ballard Spahr LLP -“The Wide World of Sports Law: Keeping Up with the Corporate Takeover of Sports”
4. Joseph Z. Fleming, Greenberg Traurig PA – “Responding to Recent Sports Law Trends Through Internal Sensitivity Training Programs”
5. Alan Goudiss and Christopher LaVigne, Shearman & Sterling LLP – “Conducting an Effective Sports Investigation”
6. Jill Haley Penwarden, Duane Morris LLP – “Sports Law Litigation: Risk Management Considerations in Representing Recreation Providers and Defenses to Sports Injury Claims”
7. Kelly Charles Crabb, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP -“Legal Issues Surrounding the Olympic Games and Other Sporting Events Entering the 21st Century”
8. Jonathan D. Goins, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP – “Intellectual Property Rights in Image Advertising”

Appendices include:
Appendix A: Harassment Investigation Checklist
Appendix B: Jewel-Osco Advertisement at Issue in Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores

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