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Webinar: State of Play: Antitrust and the NCAA

November 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Joint presentation of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association and the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association

Special free event!

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Please join us for this spirited discussion of antitrust and the NCAA. All three of our all-star panelists participated in 2018’s landmark trial in In re: NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation (NCAA GIA), in which a class of NCAA Division 1 basketball and football players brought suit under the Sherman Act to challenge NCAA rules limiting the level of financial aid and benefits that student-athletes may receive. In addition to the NCAA’s pending cert petition to the Supreme Court in NCAA GIA, the panel will also discuss the emerging market for student athletes to earn money in connection with their name, image, and likeness (NIL). This discussion will include the NIL laws that have been passed by California and other states, the NCAA’s ongoing NIL rulemaking process, potential federal NIL legislation, how to determine athletes’ economic value in the NIL market, and the antitrust implications of the evolving NIL landscape—particularly with regard to individual vs. group licensing.

PANELISTS

Jeffrey L. Kessler, Co-Executive Chairman, Winston & Strawn LLP

  • Jeffrey focuses his practice on all aspects of antitrust/competition and sports law and served as lead trial counsel for the class in NCAA GIA. He has also represented classes of NBA, NFL, MLS, and USWNT players; the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL players associations; and many individual athletes.

Beth Wilkinson, Partner, Wilkinson Walsh

  • Beth is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of American Law Institute, and a Legal 500 Leading Trial Lawyer. She was lead trial counsel for the NCAA in NCAA GIA and has also served as lead trial counsel for the NFL in federal antitrust class action litigation.

Daniel A. Rascher, Ph.D., Partner, OSKR, LLC

  • Dan is an economist specializing in antitrust, competition analysis, and other economic and finance issues in the sports industry. He provided trial testimony for the class in NCAA GIA and also served as a class expert in the earlier Rock and O’Bannon cases, which respectively challenged NCAA athletics-based scholarship and NIL rules.

MODERATOR

Elizabeth G. McCurrach, Associate, Baker & Hostetler LLP Elizabeth is a member of BakerHostetler’s Sports and Entertainment Industry team. She focuses on litigation and counseling in the sports industry on a wide range of issues and her commentary on NIL and legalized sports gambling has been featured in Sports Business Journal, FoxBusiness, and Law360.

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