Sports and Entertainment

Our coast-to-coast Sports and Entertainment team understands the issues unique to these interconnected industries. We assist entertainment studios, global media companies, major league sports franchises, and related entities with all types of workers compensation concerns, as well as employment and labor, general defense, cybersecurity, patent infringement, transactions and contracts, and other matters. Practice highlights include:

  • Facilitation of industry-wide joint defense programs geared toward creating employer control and cost-savings 
  • Proactive claim-closure strategies for everyday work-related injuries as well as occupational disease and cumulative trauma claims, including traumatic brain injury litigation
  • Internal partnerships with franchises, studios, brokers, and other companies for generation of value-added services and fast, effective litigation plans
  • Deep industry experience — including attorneys with decades spent immersed in the unique issues affecting these fields, as well as former major league, minor league, and NCAA athletes

In addition to our workers’ compensation capabilities, we offer clients in the sports and entertainment fields:

  • Day-to-day business counsel: Experience in data privacy and digital marketing issues, media and entertainment litigation, intellectual property licensing and transactions, ownership and operating agreements, and specialty insurance coverage and litigation
  • Cybersecurity: Cyber Incident Response team dedicated to handling data breaches and related incidents, and experience counseling clients on data collection, data protection, insurance coverage, and related issues
  • Comprehensive live entertainment and event experience: “Soup to nuts” legal services for live entertainment, including contracts, insurance coverage, construction, Dram Shop laws, employment and traditional labor laws, workers’ compensation, ERISA, and all types of liability claims