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Proskauer Rose LLP

11 TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 969 3000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 969 2900
Email:
Web:
www.proskauer.com

Joseph Leccese

Tel:
Work (212) 969-3238
Email:
Proskauer Rose LLP

Work Department

CORPORATE

Position

Joseph Leccese is the Chairman of Proskauer. He leads the Firm’s global operations, and is co-head of the Sports Law Group. His practice emphasizes representation of professional sports entities; college conferences; media and marketing companies; and private equity firms and financial institutions. Joe has represented the NBA, NHL, MLS, ATP World Tour, NASCAR and others. He represented the NBA, NHL, and MLS in their grants of expansion franchises, the "Basketball Seven" in the establishment of the "new" Big East Conference, and the Pac-12 and the Big East on a range of issues.


United States: Industry focus

Sport

Within: Leading lawyers

Joseph Leccese - Proskauer Rose LLP

Within: Sport

The ‘exceptional’ team at Proskauer Rose LLPunderstands sports businesses and the sports market broadly’. The sports practice is jointly headed by three New York-based attorneys: firm chairman and corporate attorney Joseph Leccese (‘one of the best known and well respected in the business’), litigator Bradley Ruskin and labor and employment specialist Howard Ganz. The group has longstanding relationships with all of the ‘big four’ leagues, with Leccese and the ‘talented, creative, dedicated and focusedJon Oram notably advising the National Hockey League (NHL) on the NHL’s expansion to include a 31st team: the Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oram also assisted Los Angeles 2028 with the successful bid to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the firm set to continue as legal counsel and strategic adviser to the organizing committee as it continues preparations. On the contentious side, Elise Bloom and Adam Lupion defended Major League Baseball (MLB) against claims brought by former minor league players alleging violations of federal and state minimum wage and overtime laws.

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