Anthony Dreyer is a commercial litigator concentrating on intellectual property, sports, entertainment and related licensing disputes. Mr. Dreyer has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the Nationwide Sports Law category and was named by the SportsBusiness Journal as a sports law Power Player.
Lawdragon named him one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He also was named to the WTR 1000 by World Trademark Review in 2017 and 2018 as a leading trademark practitioner. The publication noted Mr. Dreyer as an “extraordinary lawyer” and a “first port of call for multi-faceted disputes.”
Managing Intellectual Property recently named him a Trademark Star, and Mr. Dreyer also was the recipient of the International Trademark Association’s Volunteer Service Award in 2015. He has served as adjunct professor of law at Fordham University Law School, teaching courses on Advertising Law and Advanced Trademark Law, and at Cardozo Law School, teaching Sports and the Law.
Mr. Dreyer also represents clients in the areas of false advertising, advertising clearance and deceptive trade practice claims. On behalf of publisher Matthew Bender he obtained dismissal of a putative consumer class action.
He successfully defended SiriusXM in two separate putative class action suits challenging the satellite radio provider’s subscription practices. Mr. Dreyer obtained a favorable jury verdict on behalf of Fresh Del Monte in a lawsuit involving claims of false advertising and breach of a license agreement, securing a finding of willful false advertising and a permanent injunctive.
Mr. Dreyer has litigated numerous disputes on behalf of the NBA and its member teams. He represented the NBA in litigation relating to the league’s lockout of its players following expiration of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement with its players.
He has litigated player discipline and salary disputes on behalf of the NBA, the NHL and teams in both leagues. He has counseled both the NBA and the NHL in connection with disability insurance coverage matters. He represented the NHL in a dispute arising out of its sponsorship agreement with daily fantasy site DraftKings.
Mr. Dreyer also has advised the United States Tennis Association in connection with the US Open and US Open Series tennis tournaments. He recently served a three-year term as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Sports Law Committee.
- J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1997 (Managing Editor, Fordham Law Review)
- B.A., Rutgers University
- New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits
- U.S. District Courts for New Jersey and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Chair, INTA U.S. Amicus Subcommittee (2014-17)
- Director, Federal Bar Foundation
- Member, Steering Committee, International Forum on Sports Law
- Chair, Sports Law Committee (N.Y. City Bar Association) (2011-14)
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