Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC is a boutique law firm specializing in complex civil litigation and criminal defense.
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Peter R. Ginsberg is the managing partner of Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC. Both as a federal prosecutor and private attorney, he has focused his practice in the areas of complex criminal investigations and trial work as well as related civil litigation. He also litigates and advises extensively in the field of sports law and has considerable experience handling affirmative civil rights matters.


Peter has represented clients in a wide range of white collar criminal and securities matters as well as sophisticated commercial matters. Peter handles all phases of criminal litigation from pre-indictment through trial, post-conviction and appellate representation. He has represented corporate and individual clients in the areas of money laundering, fraud, bribery, RICO, tax evasion, antitrust, environmental and health care fraud, as well as matters involving federal espionage, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act matters and international hedge fund and investment management matters. In addition, Peter has represented both government officials and private citizens in public corruption trials and investigations, and in congressional and other governmental and regulatory investigations. In the civil arena, Peter has represented clients involved in securities, commercial, transactional, defamation and intellectual property disputes as well as members of the Board of Directors of off-shore hedge funds and health care officials. In the sports arena, Peter has focused mainly in the area of professional football, representing chiefly players and coaches in both League matters and litigation.

Peter spent approximately seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. During that time, Peter was awarded the United States Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for “Outstanding Legal Achievement.”


A 1976 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Peter received a Thouron Fellowship and matriculated at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he received a Master of Science Degree in economics and international relations. Peter then attended the Columbia University School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor Degree in 1980. 


Education:
University of Pennsylvania, 1976 
London School of Economics and Political Science, M.S., 1977 
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1980 


Admissions:
Admitted to practice: New York, U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of Columbia, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of the United States


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Christopher R. Deubert is an associate at Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC. He graduated with a joint degree from Fordham University School of Law and Graduate School of Business in 2010.  


Chris has extensive experience working in the world of sports, including with one of the largest NFL-player representation firms and an NFL Club, as well as performing research on behalf of the Sports Lawyers Association and a leading Sport Management department.


Education:
University of Massachusetts, B.S., 2006
Fordham Univ. School of Law & Graduate School of Business, J.D./M.B.A. 2010


Admissions:
Admitted to practice: New York, New Jersey, District Court of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York


Professional Affiliations:

•  New York City Bar Association

•  Sports Lawyers Association


Publications:

• Chris Deubert, “A Summary of the NFL’s Investigation into the New Orleans Saints Alleged Bounty Program and Related Proceedings” 9 DePaul Journal of Sports Law & Contemporary Problems 123 (2013).

• Chris Deubert, Glenn M. Wong and Daniel Hatman, “National Football League General Managers: An Analysis of the Responsibilities, Qualifications and Characteristics” 20 Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 427 (2013).

• Chris Deubert, “Economic Realities & Issues Amateur Athletes Encounter” 19 DePaul Journal of Sports Law & Contemporary Problems 155 (2012).

• Chris Deubert, Glenn Wong and John Howe, “All Four Quarters: A Retrospective and Analysis of the 2011 Collective Bargaining Process and Agreement in the National Football League” 19 UCLA Entertainment Law Review 1 (2012).

•  Chris Deubert, “Putting Shoulder Pads on Schleck: How the Business of Professional Cycling Could Be Improved Through a More American Structure” 37 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 65 (2011).

• Glenn Wong, Warren Zola and Chris Deubert, “Going Pro in Sports: Improving Guidance to Student-Athletes in a Complicated Legal and Regulatory Environment” 28 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 553 (2011).

•  Chris Deubert, “What’s a ‘Clean’ Agent to Do? The Case for a Cause of Action Against a Players Association” 18 Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 1 (2011).

• Glenn Wong and Chris Deubert, “National Basketball Association General Managers: An Analysis of the Responsibilities, Qualifications and Characteristics” 18 Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 213 (2011).

• Glenn Wong and Chris Deubert, “The Legal and Business Aspects of Career-Ending Disability Insurance Policies in Professional and College Sports” 17 Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 473 (2010).

• Glenn Wong and Chris Deubert, “Major League Baseball General Managers: An Analysis of the Responsibilities, Qualifications and Characteristics” 18 NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 74 (2010).

•  Glenn Wong, Kyle Skillman and Chris Deubert, “The NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee: Recent Case History and the Beginning of a New Chapter” 9 Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 47 (2009).

•  Chris Deubert and Glenn Wong, “Understanding The Evolution of Signing Bonuses and Guaranteed Money in the NFL: Preparing for the 2011 Collective Bargaining Negotiations” 16 UCLA Entertainment Law Review 179 (2009).


Speaking Engagements:

• Speaker, Fordham University School of Law Sports Law Symposium, Panel: Congressional Regulation of Professional Sports (Apr. 19, 2013).

• Judge, Fordham University School of Law National Basketball Negotiation Competition (Mar. 16, 2013).

• Speaker, DePaul Sports Law Symposium, Panel: Moral Issues that Athletes Must Overcome (Mar. 8, 2013).

• Speaker, DePaul Sports Law Symposium, Panel: Economic Realties/Issues Amateur Athletes Encounter (Mar. 2, 2012).

• Poster Presentation: “Going Pro in Sports: Improving Guidance to Student-Athletes in a Complicated Legal and Regulatory Environment,” NCAA Scholarly Colloquium (Jan. 10, 2012).

• Guest Lecturer, New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Sports Law – NFL Economics (Jun. 2, 2011).

• Speaker, DePaul Sports Law Symposium, Panel: Compliance in Intercollegiate Athletics (Mar. 4, 2011).


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    • Chris Deubert, Glenn Wong and John Howe, “All Four Quarters: A Retrospective and Analysis of the 2011 Collective Bargaining Process and Agreement in the National Football League” UCLA Entertainment Law Review (Spring 2012).

    • Chris Deubert, “Putting Shoulder Pads on Schleck: How the Business of Professional Cycling Could Be Improved Through a More American Structure” 37 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 65 (2011).

    • Glenn Wong, Warren Zola and Chris Deubert, “Going Pro in Sports: Improving Guidance to Student-Athletes in a Complicated Legal and Regulatory Environment” 28 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 553 (2011).

    • Chris Deubert, “What’s a ‘Clean’ Agent to Do? The Case for a Cause of Action Against a Players Association” 18 Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 1 (2011).

    • Glenn Wong and Chris Deubert, “National Basketball Association General Managers: An Analysis of the Responsibilities, Qualifications and Characteristics” 18 Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 213 (2011).

    • Glenn Wong and Chris Deubert, “The Legal and Business Aspects of Career-Ending Disability Insurance Policies in Professional and College Sports” 17 Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 473 (2010).

    • Glenn Wong and Chris Deubert, “Major League Baseball General Managers: An Analysis of the Responsibilities, Qualifications and Characteristics” 18 NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 74 (2010).

    • Glenn Wong, Kyle Skillman and Chris Deubert, “The NCAA’s Infractions Appeals Committee: Recent Case History and the Beginning of a New Chapter” 9 Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 47 (2009).

    • Chris Deubert and Glenn Wong, “Understanding The Evolution of Signing Bonuses and Guaranteed Money in the NFL: Preparing for the 2011 Collective Bargaining Negotiations” 16 UCLA Entertainment Law Review 179 (2

Beth A. Manzullo is an associate at Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC.  She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2009.  


She was a member of the Order of the Coif and the University of Illinois Law Review, where she served as a Notes Editor.  She authored an article entitled "No Longer Blind to Status-Blind Harassment," which won Third Prize in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers' Writing Competition, and was electronically published on their website, in 2008.  From 2009 to 2013, Beth worked as a judicial law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg.

Education:

Grove City College, B.A., 2006

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2009

Admissions:

Admitted to practice: New York, Virginia

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Alexander F. Tilton is an associate at Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC. After receiving a B.A. from Yale University, Alex graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School with a Sports Law Certificate in 2012. During law school, Alex served as Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal and worked at the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and IMG. Prior to joining the firm, Alex worked at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester (NY).


Education:
Yale University, B.A., 2006

Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2012


Admissions:
Admitted to practice: New York


Professional Affiliations:

•  New York City Bar Association

•  Sports Lawyers Association


Publications:

• Alexander F. Tilton, "Mayer v. Belichick: 'Spygate' Scandal Is Not the Court's Concern," 18 The Sports Lawyers Journal 341 (2011.)

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