S&C Critical Insights – Supreme Court Business Review: NCAA v. Alston

August 19, 2021

In the fifth episode of S&C’s Supreme Court Business Review series, hosts Judd Littleton and Julia Malkina are joined by Renata Hesse, co-head of the Firm’s Antitrust Group and the former Acting Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ Antitrust Division, to discuss the Supreme Court’s antitrust decision from last Term, NCAA v. Alston.
The Supreme Court held that certain NCAA restrictions on the types of benefits that student-athletes may receive violated federal antitrust law. Renata explains the Court’s reasoning, and how certain language in the decision could make it more difficult to establish antitrust liability from joint venture activity.

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