Joseph M. Hanna, chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment and Retail and Hospitality groups, was quoted in an article for Law360 discussing the sports and betting cases to watch for in the new year.
In “Sports & Betting Cases to Watch in 2020,” Joe talks about the U.S. Department of Justice’s rejection of the Wire Act, which prohibits interstate gambling beyond sports betting. He also talks about the ongoing battle between the city of St. Louis and the Los Angeles Rams over the team’s relocation and how it will have an impact on all major sport leagues.
“This case will be especially interesting to follow considering its widespread implications. With the Rams, Chargers and Raiders recently moving, along with numerous teams across the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB rumored to soon be on the move, the outcome of this case could have teams and owners second-guessing any relocation.”
“Sports & Betting Cases to Watch in 2020,” Law360, January 1, 2020
With a national practice and industry-wide reputation for leadership, Joseph M. Hanna is consistently ranked among the top 10 attorneys based in Western New York in Business First’s annual Legal Elite, and in 2015, Joe was the youngest honoree ever to be named Lawyer of the Year in the Bar Association of Erie County’s 130-year history. Joe is also a leading voice for diversity in the legal and business communities. He is chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force and has held multiple leadership roles in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as well as diversity-related positions within the American Bar Association (ABA), DRI, and other organizations.