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Bradley Ruskin

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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 represents clients in litigation involving allegations of anti-competitive conduct and also in merger reviews. The firm has a particularly strong track record acting for agricultural co-operatives in antitrust matters; Christopher Ondeck is defending broiler producer Wayne Farms against seven class actions brought by direct and indirect purchaser plaintiffs - this case concerns an alleged conspiracy among the top 13 US and international broiler producers to restrict the supply of broiler chicken in the US. Elsewhere, Colin Kass (who chairs the antitrust practice with Ondeck in Washington DC), and New York-based practitioners Bradley Ruskin and Bradley Bobroff represented Sanofi Pasteur as sole defendant in a class action accusing the client of engaging in anti-competitive bundling to maintain a monopoly in the market for the meningococcal vaccine.

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Proskauer Rose LLP has a ‘deep bench of talented partners who have strong analytical, brief writing and trial skills’. It distinguishes itself from others in the market through the breadth of its commercial litigation practice. Sports litigation is a standout area; clients in this space include major US sports leagues. In the closely followed talc litigation, Bart Williams and Manuel Cachán in Los Angeles secured a complete defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in a jury trial in St Louis. In New York, Bradley Ruskin and Margaret Dale negotiated a settlement on behalf of T-Mobile in a dispute with Experian following a security breach in 2015. Employment litigation is another strength, where Elise Bloom is recommended. Timothy Mungovan is ‘thorough, detail-oriented and disciplined’ and Stephen Ratner is praised for his ‘excellent judgment and wisdom’. The highly experienced Brendan O’Rourke jointly heads the litigation practice.

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United States: Industry focus


Within: Leading lawyers

Bradley Ruskin - 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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