Willkie has a rich and deep-rooted history in the area of sports law dating back to 1933 when we began our long association as regular counsel for the National League. The firm’s distinguished representation of Major League Baseball in a host of matters and transactions spans decades and continues to the present day. We have handled some of the most important matters on behalf of Baseball, including our successful arguing of the Flood v. Kuhn Supreme Court case, which reaffirmed Baseball's antitrust exemption. Other sports clients have included the United States Golf Association, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the New Jersey Nets (now known as the Brooklyn Nets). In addition, the firm has been involved in matters relating to National Football League teams, the National Hockey League clubs, and various minor league sports franchises.