About this Talk: In this installment of the ADR Times VLOG series, athlete lawyer Howard Jacobs and sports law attorney and Olympic arbitrator Maidie Oliveau discuss how Swiss courts maintain ultimate jurisdiction over legal decisions relating the Olympics, including doping cases, athlete disqualifications, and other rulings. Mr. Jacobs and Mrs. Oliveau spoke as part of an ADR Times round table discussion with acclaimed sports law neutral Alan Rothenberg and sports law mediator and arbitrator Jeff Benz.
About Howard Jacobs: Howard Jacobs has been identified by the Los Angeles Times and other national publications as one of the leading athlete lawyers in the United States. He has represented professional athletes, Olympic athletes and amateur athletes in a variety of sports-related cases. Website—
About Maidie Oliveau: Maidie Oliveau is counsel at Arent Fox, is on the panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the London Court of International Arbitration, and has acted as an arbitrator in cases brought under the US Anti-Doping Agency protocol and the US Olympic Committee Code of Conduct. Website—
About Jeff Benz: Jeff Benz has extensive, overarching and hands-on experience as a litigator, in house counsel, transactional attorney, outside counsel, and ADR neutral spanning nearly two decades of practice. He is a former professional athlete, has served as general council of the US Olympic Committee, and has mediated hundreds of sports law cases. Website—