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Michael L. Buckner, Esquire

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Michael L. Buckner Quoted in John Goodbody Article “The campaign against drug-taking”

Michael L. Buckner, shareholder of Buckner, was quoted in a September 26, 2014, article by award winning The Sunday Times journalist John Goodbody, “The campaign against drug-taking heats up”, which was published on Sports Features.com. Mr. Buckner provides his insight on how Anti-Doping Organizations, International Sports Federations and other IOC-recognized organizations can comply with the … Continue reading

Buckner Expands Sports Law Practice with Anti-Doping Intelligence-Gathering and Investigative Services

Buckner enhances its specialized, multi-disciplined sports law practice with intelligence-gathering and investigative services to address doping issues in Olympic and global sports POMPANO BEACH, Fla., 23 September 2014 – Buckner, a global-focused sports law firm, is pleased to announce the launch of its anti-doping intelligence-gathering and investigative services. The firm’s International Sports Investigations and Arbitration … Continue reading

Michael L. Buckner Quoted in USA Today on NFL and Athlete Domestic Violence Issue

Michael L. Buckner, shareholder of Buckner, was quoted in a September 16 2014, USA Today article, “Why so many professional athletes accused of domestic violence are still allowed to take the field”. The aticle by Nina Mandell noted: “If NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s indefinite suspension of Ray Rice seemed out of line considering the alleged … Continue reading

Buckner Releases New Issue of Higher-Ed Note

Buckner, a global-focused higher-education and sports law firm, has published the August 2014 issue of Higher-Ed Note, provides links to complimentary articles and resources for colleges, universities and athletics departments. The current issue can be downloaded by clicking here. Prior editions, of the newsletter can be read and downloaded on the law firm website, http://www.bucknersportslaw.com/News-Resources/Publications. About … Continue reading

NCAA Legal Update: Federal Judge Issues Decision in Ed O’Bannon Lawsuit

In a decision issued on Friday, August 8, 2014, United States District Court Judge Claudia Wilken ruled against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the lawsuit filed by former UCLA men’s basketball student-athlete Ed O’Bannon. O’Bannon’s lawsuit challenged the NCAA’s ban on compensating athletes (specifically, O’Bannon sought to force the NCAA to provide student-athletes … Continue reading

Buckner Releases New Issue of Higher-Ed and College Sports Best Practices Alert Newsletter

Buckner, a higher-education and sports law firm, has published the third quarter 2014 issue of Higher-Ed and College Athletics Best Practices Alert newsletter. Topics in this issue of the newsletter include: Keep It or Toss It – How Many Years is Long Enough?: Document Retention and Destruction Best Practices NCAA Division II Summer 2014 Enforcement Review: … Continue reading

Buckner Releases New Issue of World Sports Legal Update Newsletter

Buckner, a higher-education and sports law firm, has published the third quarter 2014 issue of World Sports Legal Update newsletter. Topics in this issue of the newsletter include: Lessons from Sports Arbitrations: Campbell-Brown v. JAAA & IAAF Olympic Charter Review: Medical Care and Health of Athletes International Dispute Resolution within FIBA Six Best Practices to Enhance … Continue reading

FIFA’s Luis Suarez Investigation: Evidence-Collection Procedures

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced on June 24, 2014, according to ESPN.com., “it will investigate the Luis Suarez alleged biting incident with Liverpool’s Uruguayan striker.” ESPN.com also contends Suarez is “likely to face a lengthy ban if found guilty.” According to a video of the match, Suarez appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio … Continue reading

World Cup Eve for the USNMT: A New York Times Feature on Jurgen Klinsmann

As American soccer fans (new and old) wait for the United States national men’s soccer team’s first Group G match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Ghana (which takes place Monday, June 16, 2014, 6:00 PM; Estádio das Dunas, Natal), a good read on the team’s coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, was featured in the The … Continue reading

SI.com’s Feature on Possible Legal Strategies for Sterling and the NBA

Sports Illustrated.com’s Michael McCann authored a summary of the legal strategies the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling might pursue in the legal fight being pursued by Sterling. McCann’s article can be found by clicking here. If Sterling maintains the lawsuit (and does not reach a settlement with the involved … Continue reading

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