Bailey & Glasser, LLP
Bailey Glasser is a national law firm with numerous sports law practices, including Title IX, Name, Image & Likeness, esports/DFS, and more. Our sports attorneys include a former professional basketball player, former Division I athletes, corporate and intellectual property lawyers, esports and app development attorneys, financial professionals (including a tax attorney and CPA), Title IX trailblazers, and more.
Bailey Glasser was founded in 1999 by Ben Bailey and Brian Glasser in Charleston, West Virginia. Now a national firm with 18 offices across the country, Bailey Glasser handles our clients’ most challenging and consequential legal issues, in litigation and in corporate matters.
We bring a trial-focused approach to litigation for plaintiffs and defendants that vigorously protects the interests of our clients – businesses in many industries and of all sizes (from Fortune 500 companies to family offices), individuals, governmental entities and government servants, and even law firms that call upon us to help them in matters because of our unique blend of resources and trial experience. Some of our areas of particular litigation focus include complex commercial litigation, in finance and energy; class action and mass tort cases; multi-district litigation involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals and automobiles; bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings; and individual negligence cases.
Bailey Glasser’s sophisticated corporate practice provides strategic guidance, counseling, and innovative solutions in virtually every type of corporate, real estate, and financial transactions. Those projects include business formations, public and private securities offerings, corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, real estate development, leasing, personal property transactions, executive hiring and compensation, ownership disputes, and commercial lending. For more information, please visit http://www.BaileyGlasser.com.
Bailey Glasser has national practice areas that assist clients across the country with sports law matters. This includes being a national leader in representing student-athletes in Title IX matters. Partner Arthur Bryant (a 2021 National Law Journal Sport Law Trailblazer) was lead trial counsel in the first Title IX case tried against a university for discriminating against its female (and male) athletes and potential athletes. He has successfully represented more women athletes and potential athletes in Title IX litigation against schools and universities than any lawyer in the country. We have used Title IX to preserve women’s (and men’s) athletic opportunities and advance gender equity at Brown University, William & Mary College, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Dartmouth College, Dickinson College, the University of California, Fresno, University of St. Thomas, La Salle University, and Clemson University, and more.
In the esports space, we have been advising esports industry participants since 2012. We have deep knowledge of changing industry standards, providing meaningful, timely counsel to esports industry companies. We also advise companies operating Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) wagering applications in both traditional and esports with special focus on product design and implementation to ensure compliance with the “skill based” exemption to the gambling prohibitions available under state and federal law.
The burgeoning area of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) legal issues allows our NIL team to provide comprehensive legal and compliance services to all direct participants (college athletes, their families, and sponsors) in the quickly developing NIL industry. Our team includes a former professional basketball player, former Division I athletes, corporate and intellectual property lawyers, esports and app development attorneys, financial professionals (including a tax attorney and CPA), and Title IX litigators, all of whom can guide college athletes and their sponsors through the NIL process, from recruitment through college graduation.
Our services include partnering with student-athletes (starting in high school) to identify and develop an NIL strategy that aligns with the athlete’s personal values and interests; advising and counseling athletes to make key decisions pursuant to their NIL strategy; contract drafting and review to ensure your rights are protected and your sponsorship complies with shifting rules; and intellectual property protection, including digital avatar licensing.