Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf – Sports Litigation /en/Services/Practices/SportsLitigation Profiles In Power Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2008/05/ProfilesInPower <p>In the May 26, 2008 edition of <em>The National Law Journal,</em> New York Partner L. Londell McMillan named one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:58 GMT NFL Players Seek Bigger Slice of League’s Revenue Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2008/06/NFLPlayersSeekBiggerSliceofLeaguesRevenue <p>New York Partner Jeffrey Kessler quoted in <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> dated May 20, 2008.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:29:58 GMT Pistorius Given the Opportunity to Qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2008/05/PistoriusGiventheOpportunitytoQualifyforthe2008BeijingOlympics <p>(Lausanne, Switzerland – 16 May 2008) – In a groundbreaking decision sure to shape the future of sports competition, a panel of three arbitrators with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) unanimously overturned a ruling today that had previously banned Oscar Pistorius, a South African double amputee sprinter, from competing in all International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) sanctioned events, including the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics.</p> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:30:56 GMT Jeffrey Kessler Named Among the "Most Influential People in Sports Business" Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/InTheNews/2008/12/JeffreyKesslerNamedAmongtheMostInfluentialPeopleinSportsBusiness <p>Litigation Practice Co-Chair Jeffrey Kessler was named one of the "Most Influential People in Sports Business" by bellwether industry publication <i>Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal</i>.</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2009 12:45:25 GMT Oscar Pistorius Aims to Compete on Level Playing Field at 2008 Beijing Olympics Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2008/02/OscarPistoriusAimstoCompeteonLevelPlayingFieldat2008BeijingOlympics <p>(New York, February 13, 2008) – Oscar Pistorius — a double amputee athlete from South Africa who competes in sprint events from 100M to 400M — today initiated an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland challenging the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) determination disqualifying him from competing in all IAAF sanctioned events, including the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics. The appeal is being lead on a pro bono basis by a team of lawyers from international law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf.</p> Thu, 25 Jun 2009 01:37:41 GMT Oscar Pistorius Receives His Day in Court Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2008/04/OscarPistoriusReceivesHisDayinCourt <p>(London, New York, Johannesburg, South Africa – April 1, 2008) – Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee runner who is seeking to qualify for the 400m event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but who was banned from doing so by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) — announced today that the appeal of his status before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has been scheduled for a hearing on April 29 and 30. This timing should permit a decision with enough time for Mr. Pistorius to continue his quest to qualify for the Olympics.</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2009 16:44:30 GMT Taxing Endorsement and Other Income of Foreign Athletes in the United States Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2008/01/20080130_TaxingEndorsementandOtherIncomeofForeignAthletesintheUnitedStates Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:07:49 GMT Oscar Pistorius States He Will Pursue New Legal Action If IAAF Officials Do Not Cease Violating the Decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2008/07/OscarPistoriusStatesHeWillPursueNewLegalActionIfIAAFOfficialsDoNotCeaseViolatingtheDecisionoftheCourtofArbitrationforSport <p>(New York, July 16, 2008) – Oscar Pistorius has announced today that he has sent a letter to the International Association of Athletics Federations ("IAAF") warning them that their recent statements to the press pressuring the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee ("SASCOC") not to select Pistorius as a member of the South African 2008, 4 x 400m relay team that is slated to participate in the Beijing Olympics next month is a violation of the recent unanimous ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport ("CAS"). This decision confirmed that Mr. Pistorius is fully eligible to participate in all able bodied events sanctioned by the IAAF as well as the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Mr. Pistorius has advised the IAAF that he will defend his right to compete without interference against able-bodied athletes, through new legal action, if the IAAF does not cease violating the CAS decision.</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:29:58 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Retained to Protect Rights of South African Runner Caster Semenya Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2009/09/DeweyLeBoeufRetainedtoProtectRightsofSouthAfricanRunnerCasterSemenya Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:47:45 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents NFLPA and NBPA in Landmark Ruling Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2010/05/DeweyLeBoeufRepsNFLPAandNBPAinLandmarkRuling <p>(New York, May 24, 2010) — In one of the most important sports law cases in decades, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the National Football League (NFL) in its bid to be viewed as a single enterprise immune from antitrust scrutiny.</p> <p>In reversing an appellate court’s prior ruling, the Court found that the 32 NFL teams do not act as a “single entity” such that they are completely exempt from Section 1 of the Sherman Act. Specifically, in a 9-0 decision, the Court held that NFL teams do not possess the “complete unity of interest” necessary for an exemption. Instead, each team is a separately-owned business entity competing vigorously against the others, both on the field and off.</p> <p>The case was brought by American Needle, an apparel maker from Illinois, that lost its contract with the league when the NFL entered into an exclusive 10-year, $250 million deal with Reebok in late 2000 to produce league-branded merchandise. American Needle’s suit claimed that the teams of the NFL colluded to limit competition in violation of the antitrust laws.</p> <p>The NFL Players Association and NBA Players Association, both represented by Dewey & LeBoeuf, joined with the players unions from all of the major professional sports to file a first-of-its-kind joint amicus brief opposing the NFL’s position in the matter.</p> <p>The Dewey & LeBoeuf team was led by Partners Jeffrey Kessler and David Feher, who co-chair the firm’s Sports Litigation Practice, as well as Partner David Turetsky. Counsel Robin Moore played a significant role in the briefing process.</p> <p>The ruling came in the case <em>American Needle Inc.</em> v. <em>National Football League</em>. Although the case arose from an apparel license, the decision has a broad impact on the business of the NFL as a whole, ranging from the price of tickets to free agency.</p> Tue, 25 May 2010 10:35:32 GMT Supreme Court Rejects ‘Single Entity’ Antitrust Defense Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Ideas/ClientAlerts/2010/05/20100525_AmericanNeedle Tue, 25 May 2010 17:51:22 GMT Caster Semenya on Track to Return to Athletics Following IAAF Settlement Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2010/07/CasterSemenyaonTracktoReturntoAthletics Wed, 24 Nov 2010 14:37:05 GMT Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Represents Los Angeles Dodgers on US$2 Billion Acquisition by Magic Johnson and Partners Http://deweyleboeuf.com/en/Firm/MediaCenter/PressReleases/2012/03/20120328_DLRepresentsLADodgers <p>(NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2012) – Dewey & LeBoeuf is representing the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of baseball’s best known teams, on its pending US$2 billion acquisition by a consortium comprising basketball star Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, baseball executive Stan Kasten, movie executive Peter Guber and financial services firm Guggenheim Partners.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:25:05 GMT