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Bradley Ruskin is co-head of the Sports Law Group and has served four years as co-chair of the Litigation Department and four terms as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. During the past several years, Brad has tried a significant number of high profile, headline-generating cases to verdict, each one with a complete victory for Proskauer’s clients on issues ranging from so-called “bet-the company” antitrust challenges to questions of Russian constitutional and military law. As head of the litigation section of Proskauer’s preeminent Sports Law Group, a significant portion of Brad's practice is dedicated to litigating issues and counseling clients active in the sports business.

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Proskauer Rose LLP's Scott Cooper and Bart Williams are currently acting for the PAC-12 conference and the college athletics defendants in high-profile multi-district litigation challenging the NCAA rules in football and basketball. In another highlight, Washington DC-based practice co-head Colin Kass and New York's Bradley Ruskin are representing Henry Schein in several matters, including a class action brought by a distributor alleging the client and the co-defendants colluded to boycott its business and to fix the prices of dental equipment in the US. Practice co-head Christopher Ondeck is also based in DC.

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United States: Industry focus


Within: Leading lawyers

Bradley Ruskin - Proskauer Rose LLP

Within: Sport

Boasting 'invaluable knowledge and experience' Proskauer Rose LLP's practice 'carries respect in the sports industry'. The New York-based group is jointly led by highly-regarded corporate partner Joseph Leccese, litigator Bradley Ruskin and labor law expert Howard Ganz. It is assisting the New York Islanders with its relocation from Brooklyn to Belmont Park in Elmont, and in another work highlight Leccese and Frank Saviano acted for the Carolina Panthers on the $2.27bn sale of the franchise to David Tepper. A team led by Bart Williams and Scott Cooper, both based in Los Angeles, is representing college athletic conference defendants (which includes the Pac 12, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, and ACC) in multi-district antitrust litigation challenging the legality of NCAA amateurism rules in collegiate football and men’s and women’s basketball. Jon H Oram is leading advice to the Los Angeles 2028 Organizing Committee on preparations to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in addition to heading a team that is assisting FC Barcelona with the proposed sale of the naming rights to the Camp Nou stadium. The practice also counts the big four leagues among its clients; it is acting for the National Football League (NFL) in gender discrimination harassment and minimum wage litigation.

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