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Why Lawyer Behind Sports Anti-Doping Bill Doesn't Trust IOC

Law360 (November 8, 2019, 6:04 PM EST) -- House lawmakers greenlighted a bill last month that would make doping schemes in international sports a federal crime, a move that followed revelations in recent years about a massive state-sponsored Russian doping conspiracy. Proponents say the measure is necessary to clean up international sports once and for all.

James Walden, the managing partner of New York City law firm Walden Macht & Haran LLP, has advised Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian doping lab head who blew the whistle on the scandal, in his cooperation with U.S. federal authorities and other international doping regulators. That work has led Walden to guide Congress...

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