Timothy Liam Epstein, Chair of Duggan Bertsch's Sports Law & Litigation groups, has been appointed to the Public Policy Committee of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar. DRI is the international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation.
Tim Epstein presented "Sports Products 101" at the DRI Products Liability Conference held in Las Vegas on April 11-13, 2012. His presentation was sponsored by the Young Lawyers Committee breakout session on hot topics in product liability and provided a high-quality overview of sports products liability for attorneys at all stages of their careers.
Tim Epstein Discusses Litigation Confronting NFL and Helmet Manufacturer During DRI Meeting
Timothy Liam Epstein, chair of Duggan Bertsch's Sports Law & Litigation groups, presented at the 2011 DePaul Sports Law Symposium on March 4, 2011. The symposium, “A Rule is a Rule: Compliance in the World of Sports,” explored how everyone in sports must comply with legal rules and standards, and what they should do going forward.
Tim Epstein, chair of Duggan Bertsch's Sports Law practice group, appeared in the First Business News segment "Crushing the Numbers" on January 31, 2014. Tim discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding concussion suits in the NFL.
In O’Connell v. Turner Construction Co., an employee of a sub-subcontractor filed a negligence action after he was injured while working with steel cables at the construction site. His employer was hired by the subcontractor which had been hired directly by the owner of the school.
On April 22, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia produced a 132-page opinion approving the settlement between the National Football League and a class of thousands of former football players who accused the NFL of negligence and failure to inform players of the link between repeated traumatic head impacts and long-term brain injuries.
In April of 2014, the University of Notre Dame hosted a coaching ethics symposium. The day-long event covered a range of issues affecting ethical college coaching. Key questions were addressed, such as: What is good coaching? How can coaches display intensity and demand discipline without compromising student athletes’ physical and psychological integrity and well-being?
The NCAA Constitution makes clear that colleges have a responsibility to assure that coaches contribute to athletes moral as well as academic development. This symposium examined the culture of college coaching and the challenges that they face as teachers of young people.
Tim Epstein, chair of the firm's Sports Law practice group, was mentioned in an interview on CNN in reference to his work with the Fetzer Institute and their involvement with the Red Bandana Project.
The Red Bandana Project was started by the Crowther family, whose son helped civilians escape one of the towers on 9/11. The interview aired on CNN on September 11, 2013.
In the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, "U of I Law Boot Camp a Real Eye-Opener," Tim Epstein, a University of Illinois Law School alum, discusses his experience while attending the boot camp in 2003 and 2004 saying, "The learning curve and the amount of information crammed into that one week was probably the most I learned in one week throughout my time in law school at the University of I