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Ronald Katz

Ronald Katz

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Ronald S. Katz is a partner at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, where he heads the Sports Law Practice Group. A Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Katz is a 1972 graduate of the Harvard Law School. In 2008 he won a $28.1 million verdict on behalf of 2062 retired NFL players from their union for, among other things, the misappropriation of their images. He represented NFL Hall-of-Famer, Jim Brown, in his appeal of a right of publicity case against videogame maker, Electronic Arts. He teaches a Sports Law seminar at Santa Clara University School of Law, where he is also the Chairman of the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics, which is unique in its sole focus on the ethical aspects of sports.
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