Gregg E. Clifton

Gregg E. Clifton, Collegiate Sports Attorney, Jackson Lewis, disciplinary hearings Lawyer
Office Managing Principal
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Professional Biography

Gregg E. Clifton is Office Managing Principal of the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is Co-Leader of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group and serves as one of the editors of the firm’s sports law blog.

Mr. Clifton has extensive experience in the collegiate and professional sports world. He has advised numerous professional franchises on general labor and employment issues, including Title III ADA regulatory compliance and wage and hour issues. He serves as lead counsel for several Major League Baseball teams in their salary arbitration matters and has represented NCAA and NAIA collegiate clients regarding rules compliance, investigatory matters and in disciplinary hearings. In addition, he has handled Title IX investigations and compliance issues for NCAA and NAIA member institutions. 

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Gregg E. Clifton is the Co-Leader of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group at Jackson Lewis, and he was named a 2019 National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for his content on Sports Law. One of the editors of Jackson Lewis’s Sports Law Blog, his highlighted stories from this year include coverage of legislation impacting student-athletes often directly defying the NCAA, as states write laws requiring student-athletes to be able to profit from their likeness while maintaining eligibility to play college sports. His knowledge of the field is obvious, as he explains the impact of these laws and provides National Law Review readers with early information as to which state may be considering this kind of legislation next.


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