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   3Gregory L. CurtnerAnn Arbor(734) 773-4910gcurtner@rshc-law.comgcurtner@rshc-law.comRiley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLPwww.rsch-law.comwww.rsch-law.comcurtnergregoryl.jpgAntitrust LawArts, Entertainment & Sports LawCommercial LitigationCopyright & Trademark LawAntitrust and Trade Regulation (Leader)Litigation
Gregory L.
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
121 W Washington St Ste 402
Ann Arbor MI 48104
Ph.(734) 773-4910 Fx.(312) 471-8701
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Antitrust Law    Antitrust and Trade Regulation (Leader)
Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law    Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Copyright & Trademark Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Washtenaw
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Curtner is an experienced and proven trial lawyer who vigorously litigates on behalf of his clients, with a particular emphasis on "bet-the-institution/bet-the-company" cases. He provides effective and creative counsel that supports his clients' strategic business goals, and he uses his skill before juries and judges at all trial and appellate levels to support those objectives. His clients range from athletic organizations and academic institutions and individuals to commercial businesses, manufacturers and financial services firms.

Through many decades representing athletic equipment manufacturers, sports associations and academic athletics programs, Mr. Curtner has cultivated a particular depth of knowledge in sports law. He has successfully represented many prominent defendants, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), in precedent-setting cases.

He frequently serves as lead counsel in nationwide antitrust disputes and class actions for clients in a wide range of industries, and he has appeared pro hac vice in numerous state and federal courts. A former chairman of the Antitrust Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Mr. Curtner was a primary drafter of the Michigan Antitrust Reform Act.

Mr. Curtner's representation of Independent filmmaker, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte and Antidote Films, coupled with his lifelong love of sailing, developed into an onscreen film experience in "Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story", a documentary about tradition, craftsmanship, community and the love the of sea.

Bar Admissions:  
New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals
  Second Circuit
  Sixth Circuit
  Seventh Circuit
  Eighth Circuit
  Ninth Circuit
  Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court
  District of Columbia
  Eastern District of Michigan
  Western District of Michigan
  Southern District of New York
  Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
U.S. Court of International Trade

Law School:  University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1970

Undergraduate School:  University of Michigan, B.B.A., business administration, 1967

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
  Antitrust Law Section
  Civic Practice Procedure Committee
  Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
    Life Member
State Bar of Michigan
  Committee to Revise Michigan Antitrust Act

Community Involvement:  
Barton Hills Village Planning Commission
Correctional Association of New York
  Board of Directors
Crescent Sail Yacht Club
Elizabeth Harris Foundation
Food Gatherers
Lake Huron Yacht Club
Osborn Association
  Board of Directors
Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation
  Board of Directors

Published Legal Writing:  
"Eaton Case Could Allow Supreme Court to Refine Standards in Monopolization Cases," (co-author) Bloomberg BNA - Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report (Feb. 8, 2013)

"How Sports, Celebrities, and Videogames Reshape the Law of Publicity," (co-author) Sports Litigation Alert (Dec. 28, 2012)

"Exclusive: Videos Detail News America Tactics Against Competitors," CNN (October 14, 2011)

"Show and Tell: Misappropriation of the Right of Publicity," (co-author) Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry (2011) and Practicing Law Institute (March 2011)

"The BCS: Antitrust Goes Bowling?" (co-author) GCP Magazine (May 2009)

"Antitrust and League Sports: What Happens When Someone Calls a Foul on the Referee?" (co-author) The ABA Trade Association Committee Newsletter (Summer 2007)

"Tying Arrangements after Illinois Tool: The End of the Per-Se Era?" (co-author) Intellectual Property Litigation, ABA Section of Litigation - Intellectual Property Committee, Vol. 18, No. 1 (2006)

Legal Lectures:  
"Show and Tell: Misappropriation of the Right of Publicity," Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2011 Practicing Law Institute, New York, New York (March 16, 2011)

"Combating Corporate Espionage," Entertainment & Sports Law Conference and Intellectual Property Law Institute, Guanacaste, Costa Rica (November 4-8, 2010)

"Use of Athletes' Images: An Active Area of Litigation and Licensing," Santa Clara Law Sports Law Symposium, Santa Clara, California (September 16, 2010)

"Getting Real About Making It In Hollywood," American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries First Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports, Miami Beach, Florida (April 22-24, 2010)

"Entertainment Case Law Update," Entertainment & Sports Law Conference and Intellectual Property Law Institute, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (November 11-15, 2009)

"2008 Developments in Sports Antitrust Cases," Entertainment & Sports Law Conference and Intellectual Property Law Institute, Los Cabos, Mexico (November 12-16, 2008)

"When Must Competitors Compete? Antitrust, Sports and the 'Trade or Commerce' Requirement," ABA Antitrust Section Teleconference (October 24, 2007)

"Amateurism and Student-Athlete Representation Under NCAA Regulations," Entertainment & Sports Law Conference and Intellectual Property Law Institute, San Juan, Puerto Rico (November 7-11, 2007)

"Economic Loss Doctrine," Wayne State University Law School (November 2006)

"Relevant Markets in Intercollegiate Sports," 2005 Antitrust and Trade Regulation Seminar, Santa Fe, New Mexico (July 7-9, 2005)

"Symposium on Copyright, Piracy, and the Future of Independent Filmmaking," (panel moderator), 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 17-26, 2004)

Firm Description:  
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila was established in 2016 to drive exceptional results and provide elite legal services with value-based pricing. Lean by design, their highly experienced and diverse team is intensely focused on solving their clients’ legal problems as business problems.

Additional Office Locations:  
Chicago, San Francisco, New York

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