Partner Joseph Hanna, chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment practice group, was recently quoted in an article for Law360 after reviewing five sports and betting cases to keep an eye on for the remainder of the year. In “5 Sports & Betting Cases To Watch: Midyear Report,” Joe discusses an Illinois state court case involving the NFL helmet manufacturer Riddell, more than 50 former NFL players and long-term brain damage in the NFL.
“While they may have suffered additional diagnoses since they joined the NFL MDL, the question remains whether they at least had knowledge of other potentially related injuries which led them to join the NFL MDL in the first place,” Joe said.
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Joe also comments on the lawsuit filed by Zion Williamson, the 2019 NBA first overall draft pick, in North Carolina federal court. Williamson is accusing a sports marketing company of pressuring him into signing a “draconian” deal and without prior notice the deal would, “forfeit his remaining college eligibility.”
“With Zion just having been drafted this month and with endorsement deals on the horizon, it will be interesting to see how long this one plays out before a resolution can be found,” Joe said.
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With a national practice and industry-wide reputation for leadership, Joe 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.