Serene Ateek, Bob Latham and James McFall cowl sports activities legislation points involving highschool, faculty and Olympic athletes – Jackson Walker

Serene Ateek, Bob Latham and James McFall cowl sports activities legislation points involving highschool, faculty and Olympic athletes – Jackson Walker

The Leisure, Arts and Sports activities Regulation Part of the Dallas Bar Affiliation on August 24, 2022 hosted a CLE panel dialogue that includes Jackson Walker attorneys Serene W. Ateek, Robert P. Latham and James Carlos McFall together with Andrew Rhoden by Masterly Authorized Options.

This system, titled “Put Me In, Coach: A Health Dialogue for Excessive College, School and Olympic Athletes,” coated the matters of:

  • What our bodies of legislation govern eligibility?
  • What are the eligibility necessities?
  • How is monetization of identify, picture and likeness (“NIL”) dealt with at the highschool, faculty and Olympic degree?
  • Are refugees fleeing their nation eligible to characterize and compete for an additional nation on the Olympics?
  • What are the foundations governing the participation of transgender/gender non-conforming athletes at the highschool, faculty and Olympic ranges?

Serene, an affiliate within the Company & Securities and Leisure, Digital & Sports activities teams at Jackson Walker, served because the panel moderator. In her observe, Serene handles quite a lot of company transactions, together with drafting, reviewing and negotiating endorsement offers for athletes and celebrities. Outdoors of Jackson Walker, Serene enjoys taking part in sand volleyball, though she sadly would not anticipate any manufacturers to return knocking on her door asking for the rights to her NIL.

Bob is a accomplice at Jackson Walker and serves as chair of the media legislation observe group. With deep roots within the sports activities enterprise, Bob has seen the weird and infrequently complicated authorized points that ceaselessly develop. His management and committee roles for nationwide and worldwide sports activities governing entities give him a singular perspective from quite a lot of angles. Bob is on the World Rugby Govt Committee, a former Chairman of USA Rugby and a former member of the USA Olympic Committee Board of Administrators from 2000-2004.

James is an lawyer at Jackson Walker and co-founder and CEO of a web3 group platform for iconic manufacturers, athletes and entertainers. His observe focuses on media, sports activities, leisure and sophisticated business issues. His sports activities and leisure litigation expertise consists of representing skilled athletes {and professional} sports activities franchises in business disputes.

From groups to homeowners, governing our bodies, venues {and professional} and Olympic athletes, Jackson Walker’s sports activities legislation attorneys have represented the complete vary of events within the enterprise of sports activities. That is additional highlighted by management roles inside nationwide and worldwide sports activities governing our bodies, the USA Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and different extremely regarded sports activities organizations. For a have a look at Jackson Walker’s expertise in sports activities legislation, go to the Leisure, Digital and Sports activities and Sports activities sub-practice pages.

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