Sports, Media & Entertainment


Sports, Media and Entertainment Rep matters

Attorneys in Anderson Kill’s Sports, Media and Entertainment Group have deep experience representing star entertainers, production companies, talent agencies, national broadcast and cable companies, major sports leagues and teams, record companies, and publishers in a full array of legal services.  

Services include negotiating contracts, transactions, and financing deals; IP services, including licensing agreements, talent contracts, brand protection, NFT development and licensing, and copyright infringement litigation; prosecution and defense in antitrust and competition matters; labor arbitration and collective bargaining in major league sports; and insurance recovery.

Representative matters

Contracts, Transactions and IP



  • Defended Barnes & Noble Booksellers in a price fixing and a consumer protection case that resulted in a Motion to Dismiss granted with prejudice in Circuit Court of Monongalia County, West Virginia.
  • Presented testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on antitrust violations of the college football structure, the BCS, pertaining to the  Mountain West Football Conference.
  • Represent the New York City Bar Association as amicus in support of minor league baseball teams’ challenge to MLB’s antitrust exemption.

Labor and Employment

  • Represented NBC and its owned and operated stations in collective bargaining. Successfully handled large volume of labor arbitrations with unions representing talent and technical employees.
  • Provided general labor and employment counsel to BMG Music/RCA Records. Successfully completed acquisition, restructuring and relocation and/or closing of manufacturing/distribution facilities and recording studio operations. Defended claims of employment discrimination.
  • Represented NFL in arbitration matters and concerning substance abuse policies.

Insurance recovery

  • Represent a national broadcast/cable company with regard to insurance coverage under multiple lines and towers of insurance for multiple claims, lawsuits, and arbitrations stemming from fraud and breach of contract allegations against a long-running television series.
  • Represent an educational publisher seeking excess insurance coverage stemming from a trademark and copyright infringement suit.
  • Represent and information service provider in a copyright infringement suit.

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