Elliot Silver represents clients in a variety of antitrust transactional, litigation and advisory matters, as well as those pertaining to all aspects of sports law. In the antitrust area, Mr. Silver represents clients before the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, and in complex litigation. For example, Mr. Silver advised E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its proposed merger of equals with The Dow Chemical Company; Hospira, Inc. in its acquisition by Pfizer Inc.; Robert Wood Johnson Health System in its merger with Barnabas Health; CEMEX S.A. de C.V. in numerous acquisitions; and Centene Corporation in its acquisition of HealthNet, Inc. On the litigation side, he advised HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C., Domfoam International Inc. and Valle Foam Industries in multidistrict price-fixing class action litigations.
Mr. Silver also counsels professional sports leagues and teams on a variety of sports law matters. He served as the lead associate for the National Hockey League (NHL) in the negotiation and drafting of its collective bargaining agreement, and advises the NHL with respect to the administration of that agreement. He also has represented the NHL in connection with player and team arbitrations, including its victory in the highly publicized dispute regarding Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract, and as amicus curiae before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Brady v. NFL, and provided advice to the league on antitrust, intellectual property, and other legal and business issues. Additionally, Mr. Silver has advised the National Basketball Association on a number of matters, including the 2011 lockout and related legal proceedings.
In the pro bono field, Mr. Silver assists military men and women in obtaining veterans benefits as an attorney accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.