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The 3 Legal Players With The Most At Stake In Deflategate

Law360, New York (September 3, 2015, 9:08 PM EDT) -- The bombshell Deflategate ruling on Thursday could be a career-defining moment for three key legal industry players, experts said: Judge Richard Berman, Tom Brady's lead counsel Jeffrey Kessler of Winston & Strawn LLP, and investigator Ted Wells of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.

In one of the most hotly anticipated Manhattan federal court rulings in recent memory, Judge Berman vacated Brady’s four-game suspension over allegations that the New England Patriots’ star quarterback had been “generally aware” of a scheme to deflate footballs used in a January playoff game. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell quickly vowed to appeal, setting the stage...

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