Published on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Shawn Stuckey ('08), an attorney at Zelle Hofmann, spoke on a panel titled "The Concussion Crisis in Professional Sports" during the 2012 Harvard Sports Law Symposium on Friday, March 23, 2012. Stuckey's fellow panelists were Dr. Robert Cantu, MD (Neurosurgeon, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Co-founder and Medical Advisory Board Chairman Sports Legacy Institute), Dr. Judith Edersheim, Esq. MD (Psychiatrist, Co-Director of the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior), Peter Carfagna (Lecturer on Law Harvard Law School, Chairman/CEO Magis LLC), Tim Fleiszer (Partner at Gil Sports Management), and Mark Moore (Author, Saving the Game). Stuckey is counsel for 27 NFL Hall of Famers in the Eller v. NFLPA and Gault v. NFLPA cases. During the panel, Stuckey was first given the chance to respond to disparaging comments about the retired NFL players' lawsuit (Eller v. NFLPA). Stuckey then spoke about how the concussion crisis impacts the retirement benefits and disability programs of retired NFL players and the plaintiffs in Eller v. NFLPA.
In addition to speaking on a panel at the Harvard Sports Law Symposium, Stuckey spoke on a panel at the Santa Clara Sports Symposium in September 2011. His fellow panelists included NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown and the head of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith. Stuckey will speak at the upcoming 2012 Independent Football Veterans Conference, as well as the 2012 Football Summit.