Joseph M. Hanna, a partner at Goldberg Segalla and Chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment and Retail and Hospitality Practice Groups, was interviewed by Buffalo Law Journal on his recent election to the Panels of Distinguished Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping businesses and their attorneys resolve and avoid disputes.
“The panels bring together top lawyers from around the world who have extraordinary knowledge and experience in specific business and legal disciplines, so they bring a deep understanding of the underlying issues in every dispute,” Joe explained.
Joe will serve on the CPR’s Entertainment Law Panel, Sports Law Panel, and New York at Large Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Panel. His work as Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment and Retail and Hospitality Practice Groups, as well as his efforts for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), led to his election.
“Through the years, I have been fortunate to partner with and represent professional sports franchises, Hall of Fame athletes, musicians, entertainers and movie studios, as well as some of the largest retailers and hotels around the world,” Joe told the Buffalo Law Journal. “As a result, I have been blessed to learn so much from the best and brightest in-house attorneys this country has to offer. Seeing how these men and women think as they analyze different scenarios, and getting additional insight into what ‘keeps them up at night,’ is the best preparation I can ask for as a sports and entertainment law arbitrator.”