About this Talk: In this installment of the ADR Times VLOG series, acclaimed sports law neutral Alan Rothenberg, Olympic arbitrator Maidie Oliveau, and sports law mediator and arbitrator Jeff Benz share their views on the typical time frames and processes required for Olympic sport arbitrations. Athlete lawyer Howard Jacobs further enhances the discussion by providing insights from his experience representing Jessica Hardy during her well-known doping case  resultant from the 2008 Olympic trials.

About Alan Rothenberg: Alan Rothenberg is one of the most distinguished sports law attorneys in the world. Mr. Rothenberg is also a former President of the State Bar of California and was the Founder and Chairman of the Foundation of State Bar of California. He is a retired partner of Latham & Watkins, is a former ESPN commentator, and has served on numerous corporate boards.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 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 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—

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