November 11, 2019 (New York/Los Angeles) – Recognized as leading lawyers in their field, partners Joe Leccese, Lauren Boglivi and Bart Williams and have been honored on the inaugural list of Sports & Entertainment Law Trailblazers by The National Law Journal.
Proskauer Chairman and co-head of the Sports Law Group Joe Leccese was recognized for his role at the forefront of sports law with over 30 years of experience. He is noted for his extensive work with NBA, NHL, and MLS expansions and advising on the formation of the WNBA and NBA in China. Joe’s profile also includes his work with the Big East, referencing numerous victories that helped rebuild the conference.
M&A partner Lauren Boglivi has been an integral part of the most industry-defining matters in media and entertainment. She is noted for her work on Discovery, Inc.’s 12-year, $2 billion alliance with the PGA tour creating an international, multi-platform home for golf that will include live coverage of all PGA TOUR tournaments and events. Known for her specialization in mergers & acquisitions, Lauren was also highlighted for representing Empire City Casino in its $850 million sale to MGM International.
Litigation partner Bart Williams is one of the most sought after trial lawyers in the U.S., with the sports and entertainment industry recently calling on his expertise. Bart served as lead trial counsel for the major college athletic conferences, including the Pac12, BigTen, Big 12, ACC, and SEC, in a high-profile antitrust case brought by a class of Division I football and men’s and women’s basketball players alleging that NCAA limitations on compensation to athletes violate the antitrust laws.
Read Joe, Lauren and Bart’s profiles in full here: https://images.law.com/media/nationallawjournal/supplements/NLJTB_Sports_2019/mobile/index.html