Adam M. Lupion

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Adam M. Lupion

Adam M. Lupion

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Biography

Adam is a trusted litigator and counselor in all areas of labor and employment law, with a particular expertise representing professional sports leagues and teams.

Clients count on Adam to handle their most complex, sensitive and high profile matters. Whether it is a dispute involving a superstar athlete, defending class and collective actions, litigating discrimination and harassment claims, or bargaining with powerful labor unions, Adam knows how to deliver results for his clients efficiently and effectively.

Recently, Adam has defended Major League Baseball and its member Clubs in class and collective actions, and the National Hockey League in concussion-related and wrongful death claims brought on behalf of former players. Outside of the courtroom, Adam advised Major League Baseball in connection with their new collective bargaining agreement with the players.

Adam also heads up the Firm’s Major League Baseball Salary Arbitration practice, representing a number of Clubs during contract negotiations and at arbitration hearings.

Adam’s practice extends far beyond the world of sports, as he has extensive experience representing financial services, media and entertainment, telecommunications, energy, retail and hospitality clients in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters in state and federal court, and before administrative agencies.

Adam has lectured on sports and the law at Cornell University, and frequently represents the Firm and the Sports Law Group on panel discussions and at career seminars for current and prospective lawyers.

Representative litigation matters Adam has handled include:

*Alex Rodriguez v. Major League Baseball et al. (S.D.N.Y.) in playing a leading role on the trial team that defended the grievance and related litigation challenging the suspension of then-New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

*Senne et al. v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball et al. (N.D.Cal.) in a putative class and collective action lawsuit brought on behalf of current and former minor league players who allege minimum wage and overtime violations.

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Wyckoff et al. v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball et al. (S.D.N.Y.) in obtaining a complete dismissal of the class and collective action complaint brought on behalf of baseball scouts.

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Boogaard et al. v. National Hockey League (N.D.Il.) in the complete dismissal of wrongful death claims brought by the estate of Derek Boogaard, a former player for the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild.

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In re National Hockey League Players' Concussion Injury Litigation (D. Minn.) a multidistrict litigation brought by retired NHL players who allege to suffer from the effects of concussions.

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Salary arbitration proceedings against players such as Josh Donaldson, Michael Wacha, Melvin (B.J.) Upton and Dioner Navarro.

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Adam M. Lupion
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Education
J.D.
Class of 2001

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

B.S.
Class of 1998

Founded as the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the ILR School today is advancing the world of work through teaching, research and outreach. ILR’s mission is to prepare leaders, inform national and international employment and labor policy, and improve working lives. The school offers undergraduate and graduate education as well as career-long learning for professionals.

Career History
Partner
Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

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