In the multibillion-dollar sports industry, complex legal battles often receive as much attention as action on the playing field. As legal issues related to professional, amateur and intercollegiate sports continue to escalate, having legal advisors with a broad range of experience on your team is critical. Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys offer this cross-practice expertise, handling tort, contract, intellectual property, product liability, employment, class action and antitrust matters.

Sports law is unique in bridging several different legal areas to help counsel and represent clients in an increasingly complicated and media-sensitive industry. Our sports law attorneys bring on-the-ground familiarity with emerging issues and key organizational players to help resolve all manner of sports-related disputes.

Our sports law attorneys regularly counsel clients on industry trends, association governance and membership affairs, emerging risks and risk prevention, public policy, and a host of other challenges.

We relate to clients effectively because our attorneys offer a rare combination of legal skills and real-world player experience in the sports arena. We understand and are prepared to handle the intense media coverage and public scrutiny that sports-related litigation can generate, and have litigated high-profile, high-stakes cases involving antitrust issues, student-athlete eligibility, drug testing, civil rights, and claims by former coaches arising from NCAA enforcement proceedings.