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Lightfoot Listed in Hackney Publications’ 2024 ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Directory

April 15, 2024

Hackney Publications has recognized Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC in its fourth annual “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About” directory. The guide is the go-to resource for those in the sports industry seeking legal counsel. 

Hackney highlights Lightfoot’s industry-wide reputation as a specialty firm for alternative dispute resolution and arbitration; coach and player contracts; NCAA representations; personal injury; and product liability. 

“Lightfoot has an unprecedented reputation as capable legal counsel in the collegiate athletics space, something our readers and others in our community acknowledged by including the firm in the list,” said publisher Holt Hackney. 

Hackney Publications is the leading U.S. publisher of sports law periodicals.

Lightfoot has a robust NCAA Compliance & Investigations practice led by partner Henry Gimenez. The firm has successfully represented universities in half of the cases brought before the NCAA’s Independent Resolution Panel (IRP), securing favorable outcomes for all of its university clients. The Lightfoot sports law team has represented athletic programs and directors, coaches and student-athletes, including national championship contenders and Heisman Trophy winners from all corners of the NCAA membership. 

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