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December 12, 2007 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School faculty with expertise on sports and the law are available for interviews with journalists to discuss the legal aspects surrounding the soon-to-be-released report by former Sen. George Mitchell on steroid use in Major League Baseball. The report was presented to baseball officials Tuesday, and is expected to be released this Thursday.
Robert J. Kheel is Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches a course on ``Sports and the Law.’’ He is a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Kheel specializes in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on labor and sports law. He represents clients on matters including Major League Baseball related transactions and issues, employment discrimination and raiding cases, NLRB proceedings, and arbitration and accountant’s liability litigation.
Robert Kheel can be reached at 212-728-8234 or [email protected].
Stephen D. Sugarman is a Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he has taught a course on ``Sports and the Law.’’ His expertise includes public health law and tort law. He is the Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where he has been a professor since 1972. He has taught on sports and the law there as well.
Stephen Sugarman can be reached at 212-854-0161 or [email protected]
John Coffee, the Adolf Berle Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, wrote an opinion piece recently in the New York Times on the federal perjury case against San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds. To read the article, click here. Coffee, an expert on securities law and class action suits, is knownas one of the preeminent thinkers on corporate law and corporate governance. He has been listed by the National Law Journal as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States.".
John Coffee can be reached at 212-854-2833 or [email protected].
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