Specialized Investigative Services in Professional Sports
IGI is well versed in investigative issues arising from the unique demands, rules, risks and challenges inherent to professional sports. Our clients have included leagues and tournaments, teams and team owners, and individual players and athletes, who compete in football, baseball, basketball, tennis, boxing – even auto racing. We also work for companies engaged in the business of sports – sponsors, sports equipment manufacturers, and others.
Our services for clients in this arena range from due diligence and internal investigations, to litigation support, reputation management and regulatory intelligence. In-depth due diligence of prospective team owners or investors is a mainstay of this practice area, while other cases have involved disputes in franchise expansion, stadium deal-making and product licensing, as well as alleged player misconduct, banned performance-enhancing substances, sports betting and ticket scalping.
As in all our engagements, our professional sports clients benefit from IGI’s interdisciplinary approach, in which we staff cases with experienced investigators, attorneys, forensic accountants and computer forensics experts, supervised by former federal prosecutors.