ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Eric Fishman to the firm’s Sports group in New York. Eric has counseled some of the world’s most renowned athletes and sports organizations on a range of high-profile matters, from corporate deals to strategic transactions and partnerships.

Eric regularly advises clients on issues related to endorsement, licensing, sponsorship and branding deals; intellectual property matters; non-fungible token and other monetization strategies; financings and corporate matters; and dispute resolution. He has represented a number of well-known athletes in the National Football League, professional soccer leagues, and the National Basketball Association, including Kevin Durant, in an array of business deals, marketing collaborations, and contractual disputes. His clients in the sports and entertainment industry also include media networks, exciting start up brands, advertising agencies, celebrities, and artists.

“Eric’s ability to forge strategic partnerships in a fast-evolving sports business landscape will be a tremendous asset to our team and to our clients looking to maximize their success through cutting-edge monetization tactics. As new technologies like NFTs and the Metaverse continue to open up exciting pathways for clients in the sports and entertainment industry to capitalize on their fame, his deep knowledge of digital licensing will reinforce our already robust set of client service offerings. His addition bolsters our strong and active sports and entertainment practice nationally across the firm’s New York, DC, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago offices. We are excited to welcome him aboard.”

– Richard Brand
San Francisco Managing Partner and Sports Industry Group Leader

In addition to his sports and entertainment practice, Eric has nearly two decades of experience in corporate law and litigation. He has achieved successful outcomes for clients across numerous sectors, including investment management, real estate, and food and beverage.

Eric joins ArentFox Schiff from Pryor Cashman LLP, where he served as partner and co-head of the firm’s Sports group. He authors articles and presents on sports law issues, including monetizing and protecting athletes’ intellectual property and novel legal issues arising from new forms of athlete compensation.


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