Our Team

Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment Law Insider brings you the latest in the sports and entertainment world. Whether you’re legal counsel for a professional sports team or represent entertainers in the film industry, we keep you up-to-date on the legal battles, developments, and trends impacting all aspects of sports and entertainment—including the NFL, NCAA, and recording industry. Our contributors represent some of the largest names in sports and entertainment, ranging from team franchises and equipment manufacturers to facility operators and production companies.


Joseph M. Hanna

Editor
Partner – Buffalo
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Our coast-to-coast Sports and Entertainment team understands the issues unique to these interconnected industries. We assist entertainment studios, global media companies, major league sports franchises, and related entities by developing comprehensive litigation strategies for claims brought by current and former employees, advising on risks ranging from cybersecurity to intellectual property, and providing counsel on enterprise-level and industry-wide risk management. Practice highlights include:

  • Facilitation of industry-wide joint defense programs geared toward creating employer control and cost-savings
  • Proactive claim-closure strategies for everyday work-related injuries as well as occupational disease and cumulative trauma claims, including traumatic brain injury litigation
  • Internal partnerships with franchises, studios, brokers, and other companies for generation of value-added services and fast, effective litigation plans
  • Deep industry experience — including attorneys with decades spent immersed in the unique issues affecting these fields, as well as former major league, minor league, and NCAA athletes