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March 27, 2023

Hackney Publications Names Nelson Mullins Sports Law Practice Among Top 100 for 2023

Hackney Publications announced its annual list of the “100 law firms with sports law practices you need to know” on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s practice was ranked among the list of 100 firms for 2023.

The firm was recognized for several specialty areas in which the firm’s practice excels. The portal, which is found at, serves as a resource for those in the sports industry who need counsel that has experience in the sports industry. Hackney Publications, according to the organization’s release, relies on readers, professors, and other industry experts in creating the list.

"This recognition by Hackney Sports Publications is much appreciated. The top 100 practice ranking validates the breadth and scope of our national sports law practice. We continue to bring senior attention to each matter as we advise our clients seeking to engage with a multitude of professional and collegiate sports properties. Our knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in the industry really gives our clients the outcomes they expect to achieve," said Boston Partner Jay W. Fee, who leads the Nelson Mullins Sports Law Practice.

Nelson Mullins' Sports Law Practice brings a combination of industry-specific experience, legal knowledge, and business savvy to serve clients in the fast-paced, multifaceted sports industry. Nelson Mullins’ law practitioners have experience in corporate, labor and employment, antitrust, advertising, licensing, intellectual property, rights of publicity, traditional and new media, technology, data security and privacy, tax, and litigation.

When client needs demand more specific levels of knowledge, the firm collaborates with professionals from other groups in the firm for a truly multidisciplinary approach. The firm’s sports and entertainment practice is national in scope and set up to function cohesively with the firm’s other practices across all of our offices.

Click here to learn about the methodology for choosing the list.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals with 32 offices in 16 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to