SEL Section – Articles of Interest (July 2020)

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law (“SEL”) Section found the following recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the Section. Feel free to reach out to the SEL Section communications chair, Kelly Ryan, if you would like to submit either personally written pieces or other third-party articles that would be of interest to SEL Section members.

Virtual Events Raise Real World Legal Issues

Senators Plan to Introduce Federal Legislation to Eliminate Use of COVID-19 Student-Athlete Liability Waivers

Ivy League Reinforces Its Commitment to Student-Athlete Safety With Cancellation of Fall Sports Amid COVID-19 Spikes

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SEL Section – Articles of Interest (June 2020)

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law (“SEL”) Section found the following recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the Section. Feel free to reach out to the SEL Section communications chair, Kelly Ryan, if you would like to submit either personally written pieces or other third-party articles that would be of interest to the entire SEL Section members.

Back to Business: Hollywood Producers Navigate the Choppy Waters of Reopening Plans and Labor Relations

Cheating in esports: Lessons to learn from the Formula E Racing at Home Challenge

Conducting Your Way Through Music Licensing: The Most Common Issues

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SEL Section – Articles of Interest (May 2020)

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law (“SEL”) section found the following recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the section. Feel free to reach out to the SEL section communications chairs (Kelly Ryan and Amanda Whorton) if you would like to submit either personally written pieces or other third-party articles that would be of interest to the entire SEL Section.

NCAA Announces Response to Expanding State Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation with Proposed Changes to Bylaws

Sudden vanishing of sports due to coronavirus will cost at least $12 billion, analysis says

Partial Summary Judgment Granted to U.S Soccer

Women’s National Team Misses Goal in Equal Pay Act Claims

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SEL Section Articles of Interest (April 2020)

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law (“SEL”) Section found the following recent third-party articles to be of potential interest to the Section. Feel free to reach out to the SEL Section communications chairs (Kelly Ryan and Amanda Whorton) if you would like to submit either personally written pieces or other third-party articles found that would be of interest to the entire SEL Section members.

The Legal Complications of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Postponement

New York Sports Clubs Sued for Still Charging Gym Fees for More Than 600,000 Members Despite Coronavirus Closure

Fair Winds to Copyright Holders: States Have Sovereign Immunity from Infringement Suits

NBA May Reduce Players’ Salaries Due to COVID-19 Shutdown

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REMINDER: SEL Section Trivia Night (Thursday, May 7, 2020)

By Sheila Spence

Join the NCBA Sports and Entertainment Law Section this Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. for #TriviaThursdays! Prizes will be available for winners. Please RSVP by May 6, 2020 using the link below. Join us on Zoom and get to know our Council and Section members. Pour a glass of your favorite beverage, throw on your old sports jerseys or favorite band T-shirts, and get ready to answer some questions about the sports and entertainment industry! Once you RSVP, the zoom link/information will be distributed.

When | Thursday, May 7| 6-7 p.m.

Where | Zoom (both a video link and a dial-in will be available)

RSVP | Click here.

Sports & Entertainment Law Section Trivia Night (Thursday, May 7, 2020)

By Sheila Spence 

Please join the NCBA Sports and Entertainment Law Section on May 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. for #TriviaThursdays! We may be stuck at home, but that won’t stop us from having a little fun. Join us on Zoom and get to know our Council and section members. Pour a glass of your favorite beverage, throw on your old sports jerseys or favorite band T-shirts, and get ready to answer some questions about the sports and entertainment industry! There will be prizes for the winners! Please RSVP by May 6, 2020 using the link below. Once you RSVP, the zoom link/information will be distributed.

When | Thursday, May 7th | 6-7 p.m.

Where | Zoom (both a video link and a dial-in will be available)

RSVP | Click here

SEL Chair’s Comments

By Brandon Huffman

I am working in my attic again. My firm has grown, but this is where it began. It is a fortress of solitude as dogs bark and kids rage in the floors beneath it. I am fielding calls from clients and answering emails like normal, but the tone has shifted. There are more calls about deals being called off and more emails about getting out of obligations or getting relief from the government. There are also more human conversations happening by Zoom, Skype, Hangouts, and Houseparty. I’m hearing more questions about individual well-being and mental health than ever before.

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Sports & Entertainment Law Section Articles of Interest (March 2020)

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law (“SEL”) section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the section. Feel free to reach out to the SEL section communications chairs (Kelly Ryan and Amanda Whorton) if you would like to submit either personally written pieces or other third party articles found that would be of interest to the entire SEL section members.

NFL Players Association Executive Committee Member Files ULP Against Own Union and Its Leaders

The Sports World Responds to COVID-19

NCAA Will Consider Eligibility Relief for Student-Athletes Affected by COVID-19 Participation Ban

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Sports & Entertainment Law Section Articles of Interest (February 2020)

Members of the Sports & Entertainment Law (“SEL”) section found the following recent third party articles to be of potential interest to the section. Feel free to reach out to the SEL section communications chairs (Kelly Ryan and Amanda Whorton) if you would like to submit either personally written pieces or other third party articles found that would be of interest to the entire SEL section members.

XFL’s Second Act in Hands of Lawyers, With Three Running Teams

How Talent Deals Are Evolving As Studios Become Streamers

SAG-AFTRA Revealed Qualifications and Protocols for Intimacy Coordinators

AFM Unveiled a Shorter Schedule for 2020 and On

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The Future of College Sports Conference (Co-hosted by Duke Law and The Fuqua School of Business)

By Zach Flagel 

Duke Law and The Fuqua School of Business are co-hosting a Future of College Sports Conference to take place on March 6 and 7 (the weekend of the Duke-UNC game).

The conference will be hosting, among others:

  • Jay Bilas, ESPN analyst
  • David Robinson, NBA Hall-of-Famer
  • Congressman Mark Walker (NC)
  • Amy Perko, CEO of the Knight Commission
  • Robin Harris, Executive Director of the Ivy League
  • Donald Remy, NCAA COO/Chief Legal Officer
  • Stan Wilcox, NCAA VP of Regulatory Affairs
  • Leading sports law litigators at Winston & Strawn and Robinson Bradshaw

A full speaker list and registration details can be found at the conference website. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Zack Flagel if you have any questions.