Law360 Selects Jonathan Pressment and William Feldman as “Legal Lions” for NFL Win

01/12/2019

Law360 recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP New York Partner Jonathan Pressment and Associate William Feldman as “Legal Lions” for their roles in securing an important victory for its client, the National Football League, from the New Jersey Supreme Court.

The action, Josh Finkelman v. National Football League, concerned the NFL’s distribution of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII, which was held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2014 – and was billed as the first Super Bowl ever played outdoors in a cold-weather city. In January 2014, Mr. Finkelman, who purchased two tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII on the secondary market for prices in excess of face value, filed a putative class action in the United States District Court of New Jersey against the NFL and four of its affiliates relating to the league’s distribution of Super Bowl tickets. Finkelman alleged that the NFL’s distribution of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII violated New Jersey state law.

Law360 wrote: Next up on the legal lions list are Haynes & Boone LLP and Fox Rothschild LLP. On Wednesday the law firms scored a victory for the National Football League when the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the sale of only 1 percent of 2014 Super Bowl tickets to the public via a lottery did not violate a now-repealed state statute, as the justices provided guidance to the Third Circuit in a putative class action against the NFL. The NFL is represented by Jonathan D. Pressment and William Feldman of Haynes and Boone LLP and Karen A. Confoy and Allison L. Hollows of Fox Rothschild LLP.

Excerpted from Law360. To read the full article, click here.

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