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Sports and Entertainment

While workplace situations in the sports and entertainment world can mirror labor and employment issues faced by employers in other industries, effective solutions often require familiarity with the industry-specific culture.

Overview

With a dedicated Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group and a team of attorneys across the country with interdisciplinary experience representing entertainment industry clients, we are uniquely situated to serve the diverse needs of sports and entertainment employers. Whether we are advising colleges and universities, professional sports franchises, agents, coaches, large convention centers, theaters or media entities, we combine our industry knowledge with our focus on compliance and preventive counseling. Where prevention is not enough, our attorneys vigorously defend sports and entertainment industry clients in cases of alleged non-compliance and in numerous areas of civil litigation.

Some of our specific services for Sports and Entertainment industry employers include:

  • Providing timely, cost-effective immigration solutions;
  • Advising on the entire range of Title III ADA accessibility and accommodation issues, as well as disability and leave management for employees; 
  • Providing representation with respect to contract and compensation matters; 
  • Advising on drug testing policies and procedures; 
  • Conducting sports franchise acquisition due diligence; 
  • Providing crisis management counseling;
  • Providing representation in collective bargaining and with respect to the entire range of labor-related matters;
  • Advising on Title IX compliance, civil rights and diversity issues; 
  • Counseling on effective compliance with athlete-agent laws and regulations; and
  • Providing representation during salary arbitrations, as well as grievance advice and arbitration.

We also counsel industry employers on the entire range of wage and hour, safety and health, benefits and privacy-related issues, and provide representation in individual and class action employment litigation.

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Brooks R. Amiot
Office Managing Principal
Baltimore

410-415-2005
Brooks.Amiot@jacksonlewis.com

Mark R. Attwood

Mark R. Attwood
Principal
Los Angeles

213-689-0404
AttwoodM@jacksonlewis.com

Steven D. Baderian

Steven D. Baderian
Principal
White Plains

914-872-6867
baderians@jacksonlewis.com

Dylan B. Carp

Dylan B. Carp
Principal
San Francisco

415-796-5425
CarpD@jacksonlewis.com

Brian J. Christensen

Brian J. Christensen
Office Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Kansas City Region

913-981-1018
Brian.Christensen@jacksonlewis.com

Deverie J. Christensen

Deverie J. Christensen
Office Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Las Vegas

702-921-2466
christensend@jacksonlewis.com

Gregg E. Clifton

Gregg E. Clifton
Principal
Phoenix

602-714-7044
Gregg.Clifton@jacksonlewis.com

Mia Farber

Mia Farber
Office Managing Principal
Los Angeles

213-630-8284
FarberM@jacksonlewis.com

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November 17, 2015

School District Faces Government Sanctions under Title IX for Denying Transgender Female Student Access to Locker Rooms

November 17, 2015

An Illinois school district has violated anti-discrimination laws by not allowing a transgender student who identifies as female and is on her high school’s girls’ sports team to change and shower in the girls’ locker room, the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) has held... Read More

September 29, 2015

New Jersey Casino Employee Weight Policy Fairly Applied, Court Approves

September 29, 2015

A New Jersey casino did not violate the state’s anti-discrimination law by enforcing a weight standard for its costumed beverage servers, called “BorgataBabes,” a three-judge panel of the state appellate court has ruled, upholding summary judgment for the employer as to the policy. Schiavo, et al. v. Marina District Dev... Read More

May 21, 2014

Preventive Strategies Second Quarter 2014

May 21, 2014

Preventive Strategies Second Quarter 2014 A bulletin on employment, labor, benefits and immigration law for employers. Table of Contents: Title VII at 50: Is the EEOC Headed for Rough Terrain? High Priority Cases Hit Judicial Snags Conciliation Efforts Questioned How Other EEOC Priorities are Faring Developing Law of... Read More

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