US firm Jackson Lewis hires sports expert

August 26, 2010 Jackson Lewis has hired the high profile sports agent Gregg Clifton to join the firm’s sports industry practice in Phoenix. Lewis will advise professional, minor league, and college teams.

"We want to become the go-to firm for sports franchises providing day-to-day [legal] advice," says Jonathan Spitz, a labor and litigation partner in Jackson Lewis's Atlanta office. "But we don't want to just focus on sports-specific issues. The sports industry is made up of employers, and Gregg's practical experience in that industry will help us understand the specific nuances that those in that industry deal with."

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