State Of Play: Antitrust And The NCAA
A joint presentation of the CLA Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section and the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association
Please join us for a spirited discussion of recent antitrust developments impacting the NCAA. All three of our all-star panelists participated in 2018’s landmark trial in In re: NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation, in which a class of NCAA Division 1 basketball and football players brought suit under the Sherman Act to challenge NCAA rules limiting the level of financial aid and benefits that student-athletes may receive. During this webinar, our panel will discuss the past, present, and future of antitrust litigation against the NCAA; the emergence of so-called “NIL” laws in California and other states governing the rights of student-athletes to earn money in connection with their name, image, and likeness; and the potential for federal legislation that could change the antitrust and NIL landscape for the NCAA.
Jeffrey L. Kessler, Co-Executive Chairman, Winston & Strawn LLP
- Jeffrey focuses his practice on all aspects of antitrust/competition and sports law and served as lead trial counsel for the class in the Grant-in-Aid Litigation. He has also represented classes of NBA, NFL, MLS, and USWNT players; the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL players associations; and many individual athletes.
Beth Wilkinson, Partner, Wilkinson Walsh
- Beth is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of American Law Institute (ALI), and a Legal 500 Leading Trial Lawyer. She was lead trial counsel for the NCAA in in the Grant-in-Aid Litigation and has also served as lead trial counsel for the NFL in federal antitrust class action litigation.
Daniel A. Rascher, Ph.D., Partner, OSKR, LLC
- Dan is an economist specializing in antitrust, competition analysis, and other economic and finance issues in the sports industry. He provided trial testimony for the class in the Grant-in-Aid Litigation, and also served as a class expert in the earlier Rock and O’Bannon cases, which respectively challenged NCAA athletics-based scholarship and NIL rules.
Elizabeth G. McCurrach, Associate, Baker & Hostetler LLP
- Elizabeth is a member of BakerHostetler’s Sports and Entertainment Industry team. She focuses on litigation and counseling in the sports industry on a wide range of issues.
- November 19, 2020
- 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM
- Virtual Participation
- Moderator: Elizabeth McCurrach, Esq., Baker & Hostetler LLP
- Speaker: Jeffery L Kessler, Esq., Winston & Strawn LLP
- Speaker: Daniel Rascher, Esq., OSKR, LLC
- Speaker: Beth Wilkinson, Esq., Wilkinson Walsh