Timothy Liam Epstein JD

Niche: Midsize Firms Often Offer Outside-the-Box Practices

Timothy Liam Epstein, Chair of Duggan Bertsch's Sports Law & Litigation groups, was quoted in the February 2011 issue of the Chicago Lawyer magazine. In the article, "Niche: Midsize firms often offer outside-the-box practices," Timothy shares how his personal interest in disappointment law suits helped to shape his sports law practice and the misconceptions associated with attorneys involved with sports law.

Forbes Interviews Tim Epstein In "NFL Concussion Settlement Ends The Best Cases, But Not All Of Them"

Tim Epstein was interviewed for an article published by Forbes, "NFL Concussion Settlement Ends The Best Cases, But Not All Of Them." He gives his insight on the proposed settlement between the NFL and retired players and where he thinks the litigation will go next.

Tim Epstein to present during “NFL Concussion Litigation – The Science of Sport” webinar

Tim Epstein will be one of several speakers to present the webinar, “NFL Concussion Litigation – The Science of Sport,” on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Tim will discuss the legal issues surrounding the NFL’s current battle against former players who claim the league failed to provide information linking football-related head injuries to long-term health issues related to concussions. Topics covered during this session will include:

  • The Latest Scientific Research on Concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
  • Concussion studies: a history of what is known about football and the dangers of head injuries.
  • What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)?
  • Overview of past and recent research findings.
  • Will CTE become a marker for a signature disease associated with sports-related concussions?
  • Update on upcoming studies.
  • Overview of the player suits against the NFL and equipment manufacturers: current allegations and defenses.
  • The history and timeline of NFL-sponsored studies and concussion rules instituted by the league.
  • How does the science fit into the current litigation strategies?
  • The legal and economic impact of concussion litigation for players, sports leagues and uniform equipment manufacturers
  • Reading the right coverage: Will concussion litigation become a headache for the insurance industry? Duty to defend, trigger, occurrences and other coverage issues.

Sports Litigation Alert Features Timothy Liam Epstein on Minimum Age Requirements in the NBA & NFL

Sports Litigation Alert Online article titled “Minimum Age Requirements in the NBA & NFL: Legal Folly or Friend for Amateur Athletes?” quotes attorney Tim Epstein. During his participation in the Fordham Law Sports Law Symposium, Timothy commented, “It is difficult to find someone who supports minimum age restrictions,” continuing, “[In the NFL and NBA context] age is seen as a proxy for physical maturity.”

Tim Epstein to Moderate 14th Annual Fordham Sports Symposium

Timothy Liam Epstein, Chair of the firm's Sports Law practice group, moderated a panel discussion at the 14th Annual Fordham Sports Law Symposium in New York City. Tim moderated a discussion on "The Legality and Impact of Age Restrictions in Professional Sports," which will incorporate the legal ramifications of newly implemented minimum age requirements in professional sports.


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