Coalition of Oakland Raiders retain Attorney

Coalition of Oakland Raiders fans and community-wide supporters retain
Attorney James W. Quinn – The nation’s foremost Antitrust Litigator

Oakland, CA, June 21, 2017–The fight continues as a coalition of local citizens, business owners, faith leaders and fan groups (including Forever Oakland, Save Oakland Sports, Knights of the Black Shield,We Stand With Oakland and The Black Hole) has engaged top sports lawyers in connection with the NFL’s decision to move the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Spokesperson Raymond Bobbitt states, “Our organized efforts will continue as we seek justice for the citizens and fans, worldwide. We have retained attorneys James W. Quinn of Berg & Androphyand co-counsel Eric Hochstadt of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.”

The group’s goals include exploring viable options with community leaders, city and county officials to keep professional football in Oakland CA; interfacing and engaging with business advocates to develop economic opportunities and; prospects for the first African American participation in NFL ownership.

Jim Quinn is an accomplished trial lawyer, who served for many years as head of the Litigation Department of the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Mr. Quinn specializes in high stakes commercial disputes. He has practiced in all areas of complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on antitrust, securities, false advertising, sports, entertainment, patent and related complex intellectual property litigation. Clients call upon him in matters that are high-profile, high-stakes and, often, international in scope.

Eric S. Hochstadt is a partner in Weil’s Litigation Department. Mr. Hochstadt’s practice focuses on civil antitrust, class action, and other complex and sports-related litigation, as well as criminal cartel investigations and antitrust counseling. He has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including broadcasting, e-commerce, electronics, financial services, pharmaceuticals, private equity, publishing, and transportation. Mr. Hochstadt is ranked by Chambers USA Antitrust, recognized by The Legal 500 US for antitrust as well as being named a “next generation lawyer” for the sports industry.

Additionally, Mr. Quinn has counseled and represented players associations in Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer. Quinn served as the lead counsel for the NFL players in their successful antitrust challenge to the player restrictions in the League (McNeil v. NFL). The New York Timeslabeled his participation at trial as “instrumental in helping change the face of major professional sports.” In 2016, Mr. Quinn was named as one of 17 “Elite” Power Players for sports law by Sports Business Journal.

Media Contact- Save Oakland Sports
Jim Zelinski