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Talking Sports Law: An Interview with The Legal Team from Canucks Sports and Entertainment [PODCAST]

On this episode of Talking Sports Law, co-hosts John Wilson and Trevor Gates head “north of the border” to speak with Chris Gear (Chief Legal Officer and Assistant General Manager) and Chris Beardsmore (Vice President and General Counsel) from Canucks Sports and Entertainment (CSE). CSE is the parent company for the Vancouver Canucks (NHL), Abbotsford Canucks (AHL), Vancouver Titans (National Lacrosse League), Seattle Surge (esports), Vancouver Titans (esports), and Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver. The interview covers the various legal issues facing the organization, differences between U.S. and Canadian law, and the path each took to their respective roles.

 

Copyright 2022 K & L GatesNational Law Review, Volume XI, Number 250
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John S. Wilson Technology Transactions Attorney K&L Gates Seattle, WA
Partner

John S. Wilson is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office whose practice focuses on technology transactions and sports law. John has deep experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for clients that range from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. These agreements include cloud computing services (including IaaS and SaaS), technology development, licensing arrangements, worldwide distribution, cooperative marketing, and endorsement deals. In addition to negotiating and drafting agreements, he regularly counsels clients on matters involving intellectual property, social media,...

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Trevor M. Gates, KL Gates, Pharmaceutical Industry Lawyer, Technology Transactions attorney
Associate

Trevor Gates is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office. His two main areas of practice are Technology Transactions and Pharma and BioPharma Litigation. 

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2015, (Managing Editor, Oregon Law Review, Overall Best Brief and Second-Place Oral Advocacy, National Tax Moot Court Competition)

  • B.S., Western Oregon University, (magna cum laude, Chemistry)

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