Jenner & Block LLP
Jenner & Block is a law firm with global reach, with offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC. The firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions. In 2020, The American Lawyer recognized the firm for the fourth consecutive year as the #1 pro bono firm in the United States, marking the 10th time in 13 years the firm has received this recognition.
Jenner & Block is home to accomplished sports lawyers, whose historical involvement in sports industry transactions includes a majority of Major League Baseball’s “Most Valuable Television Deals,” as recognized by Forbes, as well as deals innovative in their time, such as the launch of The Big Ten Network, the first national network dedicated to a single collegiate conference. We have significant experience with sports broadcasting litigation, including matters involving the valuation of media rights and music licensing for professional and college sports telecasts. We have advised NFL and MLB teams on the resolution of FAA obstruction and radio/radar interference issues impeding new stadium construction, and represented colleges and universities in NCAA investigations and enforcement actions, as well as internal athletic department investigations. Our lawyers have also successfully represented clients in high-profile right of publicity, corruption, tax, and antitrust matters in the sports industry. This breadth of experience and involvement in sports businesses provide us with meaningful insight particularly suited for advising and representing companies engaged in – or looking to engage in – the burgeoning sports betting industry. Our lawyers have contributed to significant achievements for our clients in the sports betting space, including an impactful Indiana Supreme Court right of publicity ruling involving daily fantasy sports operators, a successful effort to help shape Illinois’ sports betting legislation and a first-of-its-kind national sports betting partnership. For our work on these groundbreaking matters, the practice earned recognition as a “Sports & Betting Practice Group of the Year” from Law360 in 2020.