The NFL is no stranger to high-profile litigation. Nevertheless, given — among other reasons — the value it places on protecting its brand, the NFL generally seeks to have any such litigation resolved via private and potentially confidential arbitration. Yet when it comes to disputes with personnel who are not players, the NFL and its member clubs are having a harder time directing such matters to arbitration.
Boston senior counsel Chris Deubert provides Expert Analysis for Law360 on the subject of professional sports arbitrations. The full article is available here.