Sports and Entertainment

Ogletree Deakins lawyers understand the complexities and nuances of sports and entertainment businesses. We regularly provide advice and education to clients on sports and entertainment-related legal topics. We also understand the pace of the industry and the vital importance of keeping our clients on stage or on the field. As a result, we strive to partner with our clients to provide sophisticated legal and practical assistance tailored to each matter.


In the sports arena, our attorneys have experience with teams in all major sports leagues and their minor league affiliates, including Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. Our attorneys have additional highlighted experience representing employers in the areas of track and field, Formula 1 racing, professional soccer, mixed martial arts fighting championships, and university and college sports teams and athletic departments. They have applied their experience in areas such as employment law, labor matters, immigration, employee benefits, and executive compensation. Our attorneys’ work has included assisting clients in the following areas, among others:



In the entertainment industry, our attorneys have worked with major media conglomerates, production companies, international movie theater chains, radio stations, theater groups, the cast and crew of television shows, casinos, high-profile celebrities and comedians, and other media entities. Issues they have worked on include but are not limited to:

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