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 co-chairmen Jeffrey Kessler and Richard Shutran left to join rival law firms, leaving just two members of Dewey’s new chairman’s office in place.
Winston & Strawn LLP reorganized its litigation department, which is headed by Jim Hurst, to create new roles and make appointments that integrate recent prominent lateral hires to the firm.
"Instead of permitting individual institutions to compete for the services of players who participate in their major college sports businesses, the NCAA and the power conferences act as a cartel in placing a cap on the athletes' compensation."
- Jeffrey Kessler on Mar 17, 2014