August 8, 2013 (New York) – Global law firm Proskauer represented the United States Golf Association (USGA) in a major media rights deal with FOX Sports. The terms of the new agreement, beginning in 2015, include rights to the United States Open Championship, the United States Women’s Open Championship, the United States Senior Open Championship and various other USGA championships.
The Proskauer team was led by Joseph M. Leccese, Chairman of the Firm and co-head of its Sports Law Group, Partner Jon H. Oram and Associates Frank A. Saviano and Ted Tywang. The USGA deal comes on the heels of Proskauer’s recent representation of NASCAR in its media rights agreements with NBCUniversal and FOX Sports and the Big East Conference in its media rights agreement with FOX Sports.
Recognized as the nation’s leading sports practice by U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers and Chambers USA, among others, Proskauer’s Sports Law Group is widely considered the go-to practice for sports-related matters, from bet-the-company disputes to high-profile collective bargaining negotiations, the purchase and sale of teams, complex financings, the naming of stadiums, formation of new leagues and high-stakes contract negotiations. The group represents the National Football League, National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer, as well as the ATP and WTA tours, the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Jets, among many other sports and related entities.
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