On August 24, 2022, the Dallas Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Division features Jackson Walker Attorneys Celine W. Atique, Robert P. Latham, James Carlos McFaul and Andrew Rhoden of Master Legal Legal Solutions hosted a CLE panel discussion.
The program, entitled “Put Me In, Coach: A Discussion of High School, College, and Olympian Qualifications,” covered the following topics:
- Which legal body governs eligibility?
- What are the eligibility requirements?
- How is name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) monetization addressed at the high school, college, and Olympic levels?
- Are refugees who flee their country eligible to compete for another country at the Olympics?
- What are the rules governing the participation of transgender/gender nonconforming athletes at the high school, college and Olympic levels?
Serene, an associate in Jackson Walker’s Corporate & Security Group and Entertainment, Digital & Sports Group, moderated the panel. In her practice, Celine handles a range of corporate deals including drafting, reviewing and negotiating endorsement deals for athletes and celebrities. Outside of Jackson and her Walker, Celine enjoys sanding her volleyball, but unfortunately doesn’t expect Brando to knock on her door asking for her NIL rights.
Bob is a partner at Jackson Walker and chairs the Media Law Practices Group. Deeply rooted in the sports business, Bob has seen the unusual and often complex legal issues that arise often. His leadership and board roles in national and international sports governing bodies give him a unique perspective from many different angles. Bob is a member of the Executive Committee of World Rugby and former President of USA Rugby and from 2000 until 2004 he was a former Board Member of the United States Olympic Committee.
James is Jackson Walker’s attorney and co-founder and CEO of the web3 community platform for iconic brands, athletes and entertainers. His practice focuses on media, sports, entertainment, and complex commercial litigation. His experience in sports and entertainment litigation includes representing professional athletes and his professional sports franchises in commercial disputes.
From teams to owners, governing bodies, venues, professionals and Olympians, Jackson Walker sports law attorneys have represented all parties in the sports business. This is further underscored by leadership roles within national and international sports governing bodies, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committees, and other highly regarded sports organizations. For more information on Jackson Walker’s sports law experience, visit the Entertainment, Digital, Sports and Sports Subpractices pages.