Skadden has one of the preeminent sports law practices in the country. We have successfully handled high-stakes matters for major U.S. professional sports leagues, including litigation, antitrust, corporate, labor and employment, league governance, intellectual property, real estate, player health and safety, insurance and anti-doping issues. We have represented athletes as well as numerous individual major league teams and their owners in general litigation, player disputes, acquisitions, dispositions, stadium financings, venue leases, corporate financing, licensing transactions, sponsorship agreements and project finance work.

Skadden has a thorough understanding of the legal challenges that can arise in the sports world and the best approaches for addressing these issues. Our attorneys have successfully represented the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the PGA TOUR and the United States Tennis Association, among others, in a broad spectrum of matters, including many first-of-their-kind matters.

We serve as a principal outside counsel to both the NBA and the NHL and have been involved in nearly every major legal decision affecting both leagues for more than two decades. Additionally, we have played a principal role in many of the most high-profile disputes on behalf of professional and amateur sports organizations and teams.