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NFL Attorney to Discuss League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

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12/1/2011 9:20 PM
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WEST HAVEN, CONN.  -- W. Buckley Briggs, vice president of labor, arbitration and litigation for the National Football League’s management council, will speak on “Dissecting the NFL  Collective Bargaining Agreement” at the University of New Haven on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge in Bartels Hall on the University’s main campus, 300 Boston Post Road.

Briggs represents the 32 teams of the NFL in all matters relating to arbitration and labor-related litigation matters. He works with a staff of five attorneys in advising the clubs of their rights, duties and obligations.

Prior to joining the NFL, Briggs served as assistant general counsel to the NFL Players Association and the Federation of Professional Athletes, and as a representative of professional athletes in arbitration disputes.  He has handled hundreds of  arbitration disputes  in the NFL, United States Football League, North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. 

Briggs also teaches sports law at University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University law schools, and is the color commentator for Cornell football radio broadcasts. 

He has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree from George Washington University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. 

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