Chidi Oteh is an experienced associate at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston in their asset management and sports groups. In his sports practice, Chidi works on the negotiation of employment, sponsorship, media and speaking arrangements for various collegiate and professional coaches, administrators and broadcasters. In addition, he assists in the negotiation of sponsorship, licensing, […]
Exploring the NCAA’s Antitrust Arguments Ahead of Oral Argument in NCAA v. Alston
Cert Granted in Alston: Revisiting Board of Regents and the Uniqueness of Antitrust Law’s Applicability to Sports in Light of the NCAA’s Cert Petition As Congress debates federal legislation on the subject of publicity rights for student-athletes, the NCAA works to rebound from a COVID-marred year, and the Supreme Court considers the NCAA’s appeal in NCAA v. […]
Regulating the Blanket License: A Path Towards Terminating the ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees
Regulating the Blanket License: A Path Towards Terminating the ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees By Dallin Earl Dallin Earl is a 2020 graduate of Harvard Law School and former president of the Recording Artists Project at HLS. The introduction to Regulating the Blanket License: A Path Towards Terminating the ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees is below and you can […]
When the NCAA promised to explore rule changes related to name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) and subsequently released a working group report proposing an outline for legislation on the issue, many praised the passage of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act (“FPP”) as forcing the NCAA’s hand. Backed into a corner by the possibility of […]
Paul Hastings – Breaking Down the Epic v. Apple Fight
Breaking Down the Epic v. Apple Fight September 25, 2020 By Tom Brown, Bo Pearl & Steven Marenberg To read this article as originally published on the Paul Hastings’ website, click here. Epic v. Apple On August 17, 2020, the publisher of the popular electronic game Fortnite, Epic Games, launched a complaint against Apple. The case revolves around restrictions that Apple places on […]
Hogan Lovells – Remote workers and COVID-19 in the sports, media, and entertainment industries – Are new tax obligations on the horizon?
Remote workers and COVID-19 in the sports, media, and entertainment industries – Are new tax obligations on the horizon? The coronavirus pandemic has forced most studios and many other production companies to accelerate the adoption of remote working. While the process of making creative decisions both before the shoot (such as casting, set, and costume […]
Hogan Lovells – The long road to getting fans in the stands
The long road to getting fans in the stands 10 December 2020 Authored by Marcy Wilder, Craig Umbaugh and Donald DePass. To read this article as originally published on the Hogan Lovell’s website, click here. After a long hiatus, major league sports is making a successful return to the US. Intercollegiate sports too have returned in a […]
Win at All Costs: At the Intersection of Sports and Compliance
by Christine Abely Matt Hart’s recent book, Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and its Culture of Deception, explores the story of Nike’s Oregon Project and the events ultimately leading to its shutdown. The training program for elite runners was headed by Alberto Salazar, who received a four-year ban from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency […]
On Stranger Tides: What effect will Depp’s loss in the UK courts have on his claim against Heard in the States?
On November 2nd, 2020, Justice Andrew Nicol of the High Court of England and Wales handed down judgement in Depp II v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor  EWHC 2911 (QB) with the world watching. In what is arguably the largest and most high profile case since the introduction of the Defamation Act 2013 (“2013 […]