Skadden Representing NBA in Lockout Litigation

Skadden is serving as lead counsel to the National Basketball Association and its 30 member teams in a declaratory class action lawsuit against the NBA Players Association and all NBA Players, filed in the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit seeks to establish, among other things, that the NBA's lockout does not violate federal antitrust laws and that if the Players Association were to decertify, and that decertification was found to be lawful, then all existing player contracts would become void and unenforceable.