Shawn S. Ledingham, Jr. is an associate in the Litigation Department, and a member of the Sports Law and Insurance Recovery & Counseling Groups.
Shawn has substantial experience in and knowledge of the sports industry and focuses on antitrust claims and intraleague relationships. Shortly after joining Proskauer, where he had been a summer associate, he represented Major League Baseball in its investigation into Frank McCourt’s ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as in the subsequent Dodgers bankruptcy.
Since then, Shawn has continued to represent and counsel many sports leagues and teams in addition to MLB, including Major League Soccer, the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the Pac-12 Conference, the Big East Conference, the World Surf League, and Oracle Team USA.
Beyond sports, Shawn represents clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, banking and finance, private equity, health care, waste management and disposal, manufacturing, and retail, in complex litigation at both the state and federal level, including in bankruptcy court. In particular, he often advises clients facing issues arising out of state and federal environmental laws, such as toxic tort liability, warning requirements under California’s Proposition 65, insurance recovery for the costs of environmental litigation, and the need to fairly allot the burden of environmental cleanup through Superfund and related litigation.
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