Lewis Brisbois Named to Hackney Publications' “Top 100 Law Firms with Sports Practices” List

Los Angeles, Calif. (March 23, 2023) – Lewis Brisbois was recently listed on Hackney Publications' third annual “Top 100 Law Firms with Sports Practices” list, a guidebook to the most exemplary sports law practices around the country.  

According to Holt Hackney, the publisher of the list, more major law firms are adding sports law as a specialty practice every year. “The list is dynamic,” he said in a press release about the publication of the list. “It is better than last year’s list. And the list in subsequent years will be better than this one.” According to the release, Hackney Publications "relies on readers, professors, and other industry experts in creating the list."

Lewis Brisbois’ dedicated Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Practice, led by Phoenix Partner Gregg Clifton and Houston Partner John Long as chair and vice chair, respectively, is made up of attorneys with extensive knowledge and practical experience in the collegiate and professional sports area. Our attorneys serve the diverse needs of both professional sports entities and colleges and universities with handling the broad spectrum of legal issues that arise in the sports world on a daily basis, from navigating NCAA and NAIA rules and regulations to contract negotiations, immigration issues, and intellectual property rights.

Messrs. Clifton and Long, both members of the firm's Entertainment, Media & Sports and Labor & Employment Practices, have extensive experience in the collegiate and professional sports world and have advised numerous professional sports franchises, educational institutions, athletics conferences, affiliated corporations, and individuals in a wide range sports law matters, including those involving NCAA infractions and compliance, student-athlete name, image, and likeness (NIL) issues, and Title IX. 

You can see the full Hackney Publications list here. Learn more about our Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Practice here and view our sports law blog "The Official Review" here.

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