Jeffrey Mishkin garners effusive praise from peers who describe him as "an excellent lawyer" and the "predominant sports practitioner in the US".
Jeffrey Mishkin, of counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and the former chief legal officer of the National Basketball Association, is a pre-eminent sports law practitioner in the United States, with particular expertise in complex sports-related disputes, as both an advocate and an arbitrator.
Mr Mishkin’s clients have included, in addition to the NBA, the PGA TOUR, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the United States Tennis Association, Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, the Boston Celtics, the Phoenix Suns, the Toronto Raptors, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat and many other sports organisations. Mr Mishkin has also represented high-profile athletes, including the then number-one-ranked golfer in the world in a dispute against his former sponsor. Mr Mishkin has been named New York Sports Lawyer of the Year three times (2012, 2018 and 2020) by Best Lawyers in America.
In addition to representing individuals and entities in sports-related disputes, Mr Mishkin serves as an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the American Arbitration Association North American Court of Arbitration for Sport. He served as chair of the Arbitration Panel for the 35th edition of the America’s Cup.
Mr Mishkin is a frequent lecturer on dispute resolution in US and international sports.