Press Release

Mike Sheetz + Adam Chase: Sports Law Power Players

June 27, 2016

Boston – June 27, 2016 – SportsBusiness Journal (SBJ) named Mike Sheetz and Adam Chase to its Power Players: Sports Lawyers & Outside Counsel list. The list recognizes attorneys who "have access to the top executives and offer some of the sharpest, brightest minds in the business."

SBJ highlights Sheetz's and Chase's extensive client lists, which include the Pac-12 Conference, the Women's Tennis Association, Annika Sorenstam, DraftKings, SeatGeek and the Atlanta Braves, among others.

Sheetz, partner and chair of Cooley's sports practice, represents some of the top athletes and sports organizations in the US on various matters including corporate governance, licensing, employment, contract disputes, intellectual property and litigation.

Chase, partner and member of Cooley's technology transactions and sports practices, works with technology, communications, media and sports clients on a variety of strategic and operational matters. His practice includes preparing and negotiating sports, entertainment, facility and event sponsorship, licensing, endorsement agreements, and software, content and trademark licenses and development agreements. Most recently, he was part of the Cooley team advising Hockey Vision Las Vegas in obtaining an expansion National Hockey League franchise for the Las Vegas market.

Cooley's sports practice serves a full range of sports industry clients, including professional sports teams and owners, telecasters and new media distributors, social media platforms, professional and collegiate sports leagues and organizations, brands, sponsors and advertisers, emerging ventures, investors and individual professional athletes.

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Press Coverage: 

"Power Players: Outside Counsel," SportsBusiness Journal (Subscription required)

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