Scott Eggers is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department. He is a member of the Sports Law Group and the Financial Services Group.
Scott has represented major sports leagues and professional sports clubs in litigations and arbitrations involving a wide range of subjects, including player issues, antitrust issues, licensing disputes and bankruptcy proceedings. Scott has represented Firm clients including National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, the National Basketball Association, the New Jersey Devils, the Washington Capitals, the Vancouver Canucks, the New York Yankees and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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Scott’s sports representations include:
- The National Hockey League, in litigation against a former owner of the Phoenix Coyotes for breach of his league agreements.
- Major League Soccer, obtaining summary judgment dismissing federal antitrust and RICO claims brought by a former promoter of international exhibition soccer matches.
- The National Hockey League and the Columbus Blue Jackets, in an international arbitration against the Russian Ice Hockey Federation involving a Russian ice hockey player who was claimed to be in the Russian armed forces and thus ineligible to play in the NHL.
Scott also has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including disputes involving corporate finance, corporate governance, and limited partnership litigation in numerous contexts. He also has represented parties in several high profile bankruptcy litigations, including:
- In re Cybergenics. Successfully defended a fraudulent transfer case against a private equity sponsor.
- In re Caesars Entertainment Operating Company. Managed litigation aspects of representation of creditors’ committee.
- In re Marvel Entertainment. Successfully represented NBA and NHL in terminating license agreements with debtor.
- In re Adelphia Communications. Successfully represented ML Media Partners in, among other things, defending an adversary proceeding alleging that an investment fund aided and abetted a breach of fiduciary duty by Adelphia directors.