Historically, litigation has impacted and shaped the business and operations of various stakeholders within the sports industry at all levels, including the professional, collegiate, and other amateur ranks. Sports continues to be at the center of variety of often high-profile cases that cover a cross-section of legal issues, including antitrust, labor, intellectual property, privacy, and player health care and medical treatment, just to name a few.
Foley & Lardner partner Jon Israel will review the latest developments in sports-related litigation and consider not only the relevant factual and legal issues, but also the practical impact that the highlighted cases have had (and may have) on the industry and its participants.
Jonathan L. Israel is a partner and an experienced sports and labor/employment attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. He advises and litigates for clients on a wide variety of traditional labor and general employment matters. He practices in diverse industries, including professional, collegiate and Olympic sports, entertainment, media, financial services, hedge and private equity funds, transportation and retail.
Previously, Mr. Israel was assistant general counsel at the National Basketball Association, where he served as in-house counsel to the NBA and its affiliated entities and teams on labor and employment, litigation, and general corporate matters. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alfred M. Wolin of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
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