• March 1, 2018

    Linklaters, Deloitte Pass Buck Over Arsenal Investor's Loss

    Linklaters LLP and accounting firm Deloitte LLP denied Wednesday they provided negligent tax advice that allegedly caused a former Arsenal shareholder to lose up to £11.6 million ($16.2 million) when she sold her shares in the Premier League soccer club.

  • February 28, 2018

    USOC Revamps Amid Nassar Scandal, CEO To Step Down

    The U.S. Olympic Committee announced major changes to the organization Wednesday including the resignation of its CEO amid health issues and the implementation of new initiatives and reforms intended to protect athletes from abuse, as it looks to move forward in the wake of the sexual abuse of athletes by former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

  • February 28, 2018

    Judges Want Media Leaks To Stop In College Hoops Probe

    Two New York federal judges overseeing criminal cases brought as part of the federal government’s probe into college basketball are looking to stem leaks of documents uncovered during the investigation after media reports in the past week that have revealed a much wider probe.

  • February 28, 2018

    Outfront Breached Sports Media Deal, Univ. Of Utah Says

    The University of Utah launched a lawsuit in Utah federal court Tuesday saying outdoor advertising and marketing firm Outfront Media Inc. owes more than $850,000 after failing to meet its obligations under a sponsorship, broadcast and distribution agreement involving the school’s sports teams.

  • February 28, 2018

    Ex-NFLers Tell 9th Circ. Painkiller Suit Is Not Too Late

    Ex-football players have told the Ninth Circuit that a lower court wrongly dismissed their suit against National Football League teams alleging that they were encouraged to abuse painkillers in order to stay on the field, saying they only recently learned of the alleged scheme.

  • February 28, 2018

    Marijuana Legal Gray Area Clouds Policy Changes For Sports

    The major professional sports leagues continue to prohibit the use of marijuana, despite some state-level legalization and growing evidence of its potential uses to treat athletes' injuries, but even if they wanted to change their policies, the drug's continued prohibition under federal law makes things complicated.

  • February 28, 2018

    Ohio Justices To Decide If Reds' Bobbleheads Can Be Taxed

    The Cincinnati Reds say bobbleheads and other promotional souvenirs at baseball games are not taxable, the Ohio Department of Taxation says they are, and the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to decide.

  • February 28, 2018

    IOC Lifts Russian Team's Suspension After 2018 Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday lifted the Russian Olympic team’s suspension after all the remaining test results from a team of neutral Russian Olympic athletes at the Pyeongchang, South Korea, games came back negative for banned substances.

  • February 28, 2018

    Ironworkers Funds Take Lead In Dick's Stock Drop Suit

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday named a group of Ironworkers Union locals’ pension funds as the lead plaintiffs in a securities class action over Dick’s Sporting Goods’ allegedly misleading statements about their adjusted earnings for fiscal year 2016, which led to hefty share price drops.

  • February 27, 2018

    Bill To Extend Tribe's Gambling Pact Hits Fla. House Floor

    A gambling bill that would approve a 20-year extension of Florida's exclusive compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida advanced to the House floor Monday, but lawmakers have considerable work ahead, with a contrasting Senate proposal and Democrats' opposition to the bill's handling of billions in gambling revenue.

  • February 27, 2018

    Elite Volleyball Coach Faces Suit Over Alleged Abuse

    The coach and owner of a prestigious volleyball club was hit with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court on Tuesday, accusing him of concealing from parents and potential players allegations that he sexually abused several underage women.

  • February 27, 2018

    Fla. Court Told Beckham's $9M Stadium Land Deal Is Illegal

    A Miami activist asked a Florida appeals court Monday to reverse a judge's approval of the $9 million, no-bid sale of county-owned land to ex-soccer star David Beckham for a stadium to host an expansion Major League Soccer team, arguing that state law clearly requires a competitive bidding process.

  • February 27, 2018

    NFL, Players Want Expert Booted From Concussion Program

    Attorneys representing both the National Football League and former players in multidistrict litigation over brain injuries sustained during the players' NFL careers urged a Pennsylvania federal judge Tuesday to replace a neurologist on the settlement’s expert panel with two others, saying they agreed on the switch.

  • February 27, 2018

    Nike's 'Jumpman' Logo Doesn't Infringe IP, 9th Circ. Says

    A split Ninth Circuit panel on Tuesday rejected a copyright lawsuit against Nike Inc. over the apparel giant’s iconic “Jumpman” logo, ruling it wasn't substantially similar to a photographer’s 1984 image of Michael Jordan.

  • February 27, 2018

    DLA Piper Bolsters IP Practice With 2 Sports Marketing Attys

    Two former Jenner & Block LLP partners who have represented FCA US LLC in advertising campaigns for the Super Bowl have joined DLA Piper in the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice in Los Angeles and New York to bolster its sports marketing and entertainment marketing services.

  • February 27, 2018

    Crown Resorts Sells Australian Sports Book In $117M Deal

    The Stars Group Inc., owner of online poker and gambling brands including PokerStars and Full Tilt, said Tuesday it will pay Australian gambling company Crown Resorts Ltd. $117.1 million to take a majority stake in online sports book CrownBet Holdings Pty Ltd.

  • February 27, 2018

    MLB Union Questions 4 Clubs' Use Of Revenue-Share Money

    The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance against four clubs — the Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays — over whether they are using funds received through revenue-sharing from other teams in accordance with the union's collective bargaining agreement.

  • February 27, 2018

    Drinks Festival Founder Wants Tax Docs In Racketeering Suit

    The founder of an annual high-end cocktail festival asked a New York federal judge Monday to force a husband-and-wife duo to produce personal and business tax returns and other documents in her racketeering suit alleging the couple scammed her into selling the festival’s production company.

  • February 27, 2018

    NASL Cancels Season After 2nd Circ. Division II Loss

    The North American Soccer League on Tuesday canceled its 2018 season after the Second Circuit last week refused to grant a preliminary injunction that would have reversed the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision rejecting its application for Division II status.

  • February 26, 2018

    Ex-Jets Player Loses Pot Decriminalization Suit

    A New York federal judge on Monday dismissed a former NFL star's suit demanding decriminalization of medical marijuana, saying the Second Circuit has already determined that Congress had a rational basis to classify marijuana as a Schedule I drug.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'

    Judge Marcia Cooke

    Gary Ford's new book, "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law," is more than a biography of the first African-American woman to become a federal judge. It presents in vivid detail how her work altered the legal landscape of the United States, says U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke of the Southern District of Florida.

  • Keeping Your Law Library Relevant In The Age Of Google

    Donna Terjesen

    Google’s status as a go-to research tool has transformed legal research habits, leading critics to view law libraries as cost centers. Law firms should embrace Google-style research tools and manage costs efficiently in order to position their libraries as valuable assets for years to come, says Donna Terjesen of HBR Consulting.

  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Millennial Jurors

    Zachary Martin

    Millennials are now the largest living generation and comprise one-third of jurors. While it is impossible to generalize a group so large and diverse, trial lawyers should be mindful of certain generational differences, say baby boomer Lee Hollis and millennial Zachary Martin of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.

  • Series

    40 Years Of FCPA: A View From The Monitorship Trenches

    Gil Soffer

    There have been many articles on the corporate monitor selection process, but you will find little guidance on how to prepare yourself for a job that has few parallels. There are three key lessons I have learned over the course of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act monitorship still in progress, says Gil Soffer of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

  • Series

    40 Years Of FCPA: The Untold Story Of The Resource Guide

    Charles Duross

    Much has been written about the 2012 "Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," but no one has talked about the behind-the-scenes work that produced the guide — until now, say Charles Duross, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Series

    40 Years Of FCPA: A Journey From Conviction To Dismissal

    Janet Levine

    The twist in the Lindsey Manufacturing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case was the truncated time in which we prepared. Having refused to waive their rights to a speedy trial, our clients took control of the case — this, along with the compressed time frame, forced the government to make errors, say Janet Levine, Sima Namiri-Kalantari and Megan Weisgerber of Crowell & Moring LLP.

  • Opinion

    Larger Rosters Would Protect NFL Players' Health

    Colin Cloherty

    No one ever seems talk about roster size in the hours and hours of NFL coverage, but a team completing the brutal 16-game schedule with the same 46 players is unimaginable. It’s time to protect players and improve the product for fans. It’s time to expand the NFL roster, says retired NFL tight end Colin Cloherty, now an associate with Wiley Rein LLP.

  • A Look Back At Key 2017 Sports Cases — And What's Ahead

    Helen Maher

    There was no shortage of off-the-field drama in 2017, with athletes deciding they could no longer “stick to sports” and the federal government inserting itself into sports-related controversies. The outcome of four controversies in particular may have implications beyond the world of athletics, say attorneys with Boies Schiller Flexner LLP.

  • Series

    40 Years Of FCPA: The Siemens Lesson — Tillerson Is Right


    Since its whopping $800 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement in 2008, Siemens cleaned up — and it has “cleaned up” in its long-standing competition with General Electric. How? As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly told President Donald Trump, you don’t need to pay bribes to succeed in international business, says Peter Y. Solmssen, former general counsel of Siemens.

  • Opinion

    The Numbers Indicate The Russian Olympic Ban Is Too Harsh

    Ronald Katz

    On Tuesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency prevailed against Russia over alleged state-sponsored doping of Olympic athletes. But there is evidence supporting a lesser punishment, says Ronald Katz, of counsel at GCA Law Partners LLP and chair emeritus of the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics at University of the Pacific.