On July 30, 2021, Williams & Connolly partner Mark Levinstein, along with a team from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association (“USNSTPA”), the labor organization for the current members of the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) and a member organization for alumni members of the Men’s National Team, in support of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (“USWNT”) equal pay lawsuit.
Mark Levinstein has served as Acting Executive Director to the USNSTPA for 25 years. His practice focuses on sports law, which includes representation of businesses and individuals in litigation, arbitration, negotiation, and business planning. In addition to athletes, Mark has represented players associations, sports teams, owners and leagues, national governing bodies, sponsors, licensees, universities, front office personnel, coaches, scouts, agents, management companies and event producers. His sports practice involves professional, Olympic, collegiate and amateur sports.
Developments in the case have been reported on by The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.