The Legal Jurisdiction of Olympics Disputes

About this Talk:  In this installment of the ADR Times VLOG series, sports law mediator and arbitrator Jeff Benz moderates a round table discussion between sports law neutral Alan Rothenberg, sports law attorney and Olympic arbitrator Maidie Oliveau, and athlete lawyer Howard Jacobs, discussing the intricacies of legal jurisdiction for the arbitration of disputes arising during the Olympics.

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—

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—

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