Stephen G. BockLL.M.
Stephen G. Bock
69-20E 186th Lane
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
New York, 2011
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball, Lausanne, Switzerland, Legal Affairs Manager, October 2015- Present
Manage day-to-day in-house legal issues for the FIVB. Draft and review FIVB’s events, marketing, media and sponsorship contracts. Draft pleadings on behalf of the FIVB in disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Manage the international financial dispute resolution system within the FIVB.
Martens Lawyers, Munich, Germany, Of Counsel, January 2013- Present
Draft international marketing and sponsorship contracts for an international sports federation (such as FIVB, FIBA, et al.). Reviewed and revised media contracts, sponsorship contracts and drafted tender for international sports federations. Review and revise bilateral transfer agreement for international sports federations. Draft pleadings on behalf of international sports federations in anti-doping disputes. Draft decisions in doping, contract and transfer disputes for an international sports federation. Draft pleadings representing prominent international soccer clubs in international match-fixing, training compensation, solidarity mechanism disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Pilgrim & Associates, New York, NY, Of Counsel, August 2014- October 2015
Conduct Title IX climate assessment regarding sexual violence for a large public university. Draft report for the President and Board of Regents of the university with the findings of the Title IX climate assessment.
Law Offices of Regina L. Darby, New York, NY, Associate Attorney, November 2011- August 2012
Drafted discovery motions for firm specialising in Section 1983 claims, personal injury, medical malpractice, and other torts. Personally managed discovery for 40 cases. Appeared and argued motions against City of New York.
Excalibur Sports, Inc., Manhasset, NY, MLB Salary Arbitration Intern, January 2011- February 2011.
Drafted one on one statistical and award comparisons of an outfielder and eight comparable players to be used as a possible exhibit to prove the team’s salary figure in a Major League Baseball salary arbitration hearing (case settled before hearing). Researched the endorsement and marketing history of two first basemen as well as team attendance figures for sports boutique firm that represents management side in salary arbitration.
Madison Square Garden, New York Rangers, Public Relations, New York, NY, Intern, August 2005- December 2005
Copy-edited the 2005-06 New York Rangers Media Guide and oversaw the distribution of the Media Guide to the NHL office, all NHL teams, all Madison Square Garden executives, department heads, and local and national hockey media. Researched and maintained player statistics for all European, and selected college and junior prospects which was distributed to Hockey Operations personnel, including the General Manager, and all Rangers’ beat writers.
St. John’s University School of Law/ISDE, Jamaica, NY
LL.M. in International and Comparative Sports Law, June 2013
Fall 2012 Dean’s Award for Excellence in International and Comparative Sports Law
Fall 2012 Dean's List
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for Highest G.P.A. in the International and Comparative Sports Law L.L.M.
St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, NY
Juris Doctor, June 2010
Winner, Dispute Resolution Society Internal Negotiation Competition
Winner, St. John’s School of Law Internal MLB Salary Arbitration Competition
Participant, ABA Regional Labor & Employment Law Negotiation Competition
Participant, National Major League Baseball Salary Arbitration Competition
Member, Dispute Resolution Society
Member, Entertainment and Sports Law Society
St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Sports Management, May 2007
St. John's University Presidential Scholarship (academic scholarship)
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Dean’s List (All Years)
#Fraud: Are Athletes and Their Marketing Agents Committing Fraud on Their Fans Through Social Media?, Sports Litigation Alert, Hackney Publications, 26 July 2013
A legal analysis of whether fans would have a claim for fraud against athletes and their marketing agents based on social media posts made by marketing agents posing as athletes.