Riche T. McKnight, a partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn and a former executive director in the Morgan Stanley litigation department, is among the candidates to succeed ousted NBA Players Association chief Billy Hunter, two people with direct knowledge of the search said.
Players unions for the National Football League and National Basketball Association could help top-level college athletes by offering them associate memberships, sports labor lawyer Jeffrey Kessler said.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, the defunct law firm, filed a list last night showing how much each of 444 former partners will pay in the proposed $71.5 million settlement. The hearing to approve the settlement began yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan and continues today.
The National Basketball Association met with its players for about nine hours under the direction of a federal mediator, offering a new labor proposal that if not accepted by Nov. 9 would be rescinded and replaced with an offer much less favorable.