It will focus on all aspects of athlete rights and interests – individually and organizationally, from international mediation and litigation involving antitrust and intellectual property issues to potential collective rights and beyond. This joint effort will allow athletes and athletic organizations to be represented in a world of new dynamics, which will require new and creative approaches these firms can and will provide.
“Bringing together the legal talents and tested experience of both firms creates a formidable group well positioned to assist professional athletes in managing important legal challenges and taking on opportunities,” said David Boies, Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Bill Isaacson of Boies, Schiller & Flexner added, “Our firms have worked successfully together in the past on complex cases. This new collaboration makes good business sense for our firms and the athletes we will represent.”
Commenting on the new joint effort and significance, Michael Hausfeld, Chairman of Hausfeld LLP, stated, “Given the global and sophisticated nature of the market professional athletes operate in, a practice like the one we are forming will put in play and international strategy essential for maximizing the value and reach of our clients. Our offices here in the U.S. and London will now be assets for professional athletes.”
About Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Boies, Schiller & Flexner was founded in 1997 and has grown to approximately 260 lawyers with offices strategically located in California, Florida, New York, New Hampshire, Nevada, Washington, and the United Kingdom.
Hausfeld is a global claimants’ law firm providing litigation services in the areas of antitrust/competition law, human rights violations, product liability, civil rights, sports and entertainment, securities fraud, and consumer protection. In addition to its Washington headquarters, the firm has offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and London.
DISCLAIMER: Hausfeld LLP and Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP are separate law firms that are willing to serve as co-counsel on specific matters on behalf of professional athletes. The retention by a client of one of the firms will not create an attorney-client relationship with the other firm unless the client and that other firm enter into a written engagement agreement. No public announcement made by the firms is intended to create or imply any legal relationship or association between the firms, other than a mutual willingness to collaborate as co-counsel on specific matters.