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Sports and Entertainment
Hausfeld LLP represents current and former collegiate and professional athletes, musicians, and other artists and entertainers in a wide-array of matters in the sports and entertainment field. These issues include complex antitrust claims, breach of contract and royalty disputes, licensing issues, contract drafting and negotiation, copyright disputes, personal injury, labor relations, endorsement/appearances, and rights of publicity and likeness claims. The firm combines deep complex litigation skills, including federal, state and international court, and arbitration and mediation experience, to provide clients with a full spectrum of advice and options.
Attorneys from the firm have been quoted and cited in numerous publications on sports and entertainment law in The New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, ESPN.com, Bloomberg news, Billboard, SportsBusiness Journal, and Yahoo! Sports, and have been interviewed on NPR Radio, CBS Radio, and in numerous other forums. The firm's current antitrust litigation against the NCAA has been featured in depth on programs such as PBS' Frontline and HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Additionally, Hausfeld LLP's attorneys are frequent panelists on sports and entertainment litigation topics at symposia and conferences all over the world.
Hausfeld's cases have been the subject of intensive public interest, and numerous articles and court filings are located at the links below in the "Cases and Current Investigations" section. Hausfeld LLP welcomes the opportunity to conduct due diligence of potential claims or negotiations on behalf of prospective clients without obligation to retain the firm. We employ a wide variety of alternative billing arrangements, including taking many cases take on full contingency, to ensure that our clients' needs are fully met.