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Gene A. Marsh

Of Counsel

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Gene  A. Marsh


Gene A. Marsh is Of Counsel in the Birmingham, Alabama, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Marsh has focused on collegiate sports work since 1996, with an emphasis on NCAA compliance matters relating to college athletics programs. He represents institutions, coaches and athletes.

Mr. Marsh, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama’s School of Law, was the University of Alabama Faculty Athletics Representative to the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA from 1996 through 2003, where he served as Chair of the University Compliance Committee, the University Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, and the NCAA Certification Committee and Self-Study Project.

Mr. Marsh was a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions from 1999 through 2008 and was named Chair of the Committee on Infractions from 2004 to 2006. He was also a member of the NCAA Business/Finance Cabinet and the NCAA Ad Hoc Committee on Financial Penalties and Forfeitures and served on an NCAA subcommittee reviewing infractions penalties. He was a member of the Working Group of the Six Major Athletic Conferences and served on the Working Group Subcommittee on Incentive Clauses in Employment Contracts. Mr. Marsh has also served on several committees for the Southeastern Conference, including work on the Executive Committee, the Task Force on Compliance and Enforcement, and the Commissioner Search Advisory Committee.

Mr. Marsh has published two law review articles on NCAA investigations and the infractions process. He is a frequent speaker on college campuses in undergraduate and law school classes, as well as athletic compliance meetings. He has made presentations for NCAA regional compliance seminars, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the Faculty Athletics Representative Fall Forum, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Street and Smith’s Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, the Sports Lawyers Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and the National Association for Athletics Compliance.

He served three years in the U. S. Army Infantry with the Presidential Honor Guard at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia.

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