Jackson Lewis Hires Leading Sports Law Authority

Sep 25, 2009

Jackson Lewis LLP announced earlier this month that it has hired Robert Lloyd Clayton as a Partner in its Washington DC Region office.
Clayton, previously at Littler Mendelson P.C., is a leading labor law practitioner with special expertise in college and university compliance issues. He also holds the distinction of being named Sports & Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the National Bar Association.
Clayton counsels colleges and universities in labor-management relations and employment litigation, and in Title IV, VI and IX and NCAA compliance matters. His experience includes conducting numerous Title IX audits and NCAA and EEO compliance training for athletic departments. He has also served as lead counsel in major cases before the NCAA Division I and Division II Committees on Infractions.
In addition, Mr. Clayton represents a broad spectrum of corporations and public institutions with respect to labor and employment litigation matters and in federal administrative proceedings. He also has in-depth experience in the gas utility industry where he has handled numerous NLRB unfair labor practice cases and has provided counseling on a wide-variety of compliance issues including FLSA compliance and EEO/diversity training.
“Robert brings a wealth of specialized legal knowledge that will be valuable to many of our clients,” said John M. Remy, managing partner of the firm’s Washington DC-Region office. “He enhances our position as a leading college and university legal resource and will assist us within the fast-growing energy industry. We are very pleased to have him join our firm.”
Clayton received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University where he served as captain of the track team and earned All-Ivy and All- ICAAAA honors. He received his juris doctor from the George Washington University National Law Center. He is a nationally recognized speaker and appears frequently at the annual conferences of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Association of College and University Attorneys, National Employment Law Council, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Mr. Clayton is also a regular contributor to Athletic Business; University Business; Legal Issues in College Athletics and Sports Litigation Alert, and has been a Contributing Editor to The Developing Labor Law.
He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Florida and Louisiana.


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