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Beneath America's favorite pastime lives a complex legal and business world. With insight from sports industry lawyers Mary K. Braza and Kevin Schulz, follow the purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers for a record $2.15 billion – a deal they helped bring about – and the rise to prominence of Foley & Lardner in sports law.
Careful checking of job applicants' backgrounds can reduce the likelihood of hiring individuals whose past actions might foreshadow future negative behavior. Learn the best ways to legally and effectively find out more about potential employees.
In light of the ongoing debate on liability Medicare set-asides, litigators must be alert to the possibility that personal-injury claim proceeds of Medicare beneficiaries might be subject to claims of the federal government.

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Foley & Lardner attorneys Mary K. Braza and Kevin Schulz talk about their involvement in the sports law industry, the roles of lawyers in big sports transactions, how their firm built a nationwide sports practice, and their favorite teams.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • Inside the Bar
  • The Error of Her Ways
  • State Bar PINNACLE director Trish Carrera has a lot going for her, except...
  • President's Message
  • A Fresh Start
  • Communicate with your State Bar Board of Governors representatives and participate in your local bars to be sure your voice is heard as to what the Bar does well, what can be improved, and new ideas.
  • Viewpoint
  • Jury Service - Through an Attorney's Eyes
  • Attorneys frequently are excused as jurors, so it isn't often we hear their perspective from the jury box. In recognition of September as Wisconsin's Juror Appreciation Month, here is one Wisconsin-licensed attorney's experience as a jury foreman in a recent Texas drunk-driving case.
  • Technology
  • The Ethics of Cloud-based Services
  • Despite the omnipresence of Internet-based services such as email and cloud storage, individual attorneys must determine whether use of a particular technology, product, or service meets the reasonable-standard-of-care obligation.

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