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Spencer Fane Market Analysis Cited by Sports Business Journal

Sports Business Journal recently cited research conducted by Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville in an article detailing the most critical issues facing university athletic departments in 2018.

Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville Publish Article on FBS Assistant Football Coaches’ Contract Trends

Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville recently collaborated to write an article published in AthleticDirectorU (ADU) that summarizes the findings from their recent collaboration with USA Today on a database of assistant football coach salaries. In the ADU article, they discuss their observations related to trends in the data, including compensation disparities between head coaches and their staff in each of the Autonomy 5 conferences.

Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville Write Article on New Tax Act’s Impact on College Coaches’ Compensation

Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville recently collaborated to write an article published in AthleticDirectorU about effects of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on coaches’ compensation. The article discusses the nuances of the new act, its impacts and the possible strategies for universities moving forward.

Roger Denny Quoted in USA Today on Effects of Tax Bill for Collegiate Athletic Departments

Spencer Fane LLP Partner Roger Denny was recently quoted in USA Today in an article about the new tax bill’s impacts on college sports. Some provisions in the bill could potentially cause increases in cost of coaches’ compensation, a possible decrease of donor contributions, and other related consequences.

Andy Lester Quoted in The Oklahoman on Higher Education Task Force Recommendations

In an article about Oklahoma’s higher education system, Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester was quoted in The Oklahoman on the task force’s newly approved recommendations.

Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville Publish D1 Football Assistant Coach Salary Database in USA Today

Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville were recently published in USA Today as instrumental contributors to the publication’s annual release of top collegiate assistant football coach salaries across all Division I conferences. USA Today collaborates with the Spencer Fane sports practice duo to prepare the compensation survey, which you can read here.

Charissa Dvorak Interviewed in Houston Chronicle

In a recent Houston Chronicle article about a university administrator stepping down due to allegations of misconduct, the publication interviewed Spencer Fane attorney Charissa Dvorak to gain insights from her work in the area of investigations into misconduct at universities.