Bloomberg Law

Constangy senior counsel Chris Deubert was recently quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on two antitrust lawsuits involving the US Soccer Federation. One suit, set for trial in September, involves the defunct North American Soccer League and alleges harm from US Soccer's close relationship with Major League Soccer (MLS). The other involves Relevant Sports LLC, which claims US Soccer impeded its business of hosting overseas soccer teams for games in the US.

“Antitrust is generally one of the areas of law that judges have the hardest time understanding,” says Chris. “You have complex economic analysis from experts and a mix of economics and law.”

These cases pose a significant burden for US Soccer and its new chief legal officer, J. Carlos Kuri, because of the potential for large attorneys' fees and significant damages. 

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Chris Deubert is a seasoned attorney with over thirteen years of diverse legal experience spanning labor and employment, sports law, and litigation matters. Throughout his career, Chris has adeptly represented and counseled employers on issues such as discrimination complaints, wage disputes, and employment agreements. In addition to his work in labor and employment, Chris has provided legal guidance to a wide array of entities within the sports industry, including professional sports teams, associations, athletes, agents, and marketing agencies. His practice covers a broad spectrum of legal areas, encompassing employment litigation, corporate governance, intellectual property, transactional matters, and sports betting. Chris’s diverse background, which includes roles in law firms, in-house positions, and academia, uniquely positions him to address the multifaceted legal needs of his clients.

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