CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR UB BULLS! The UB Sports Law community is so proud of our UB Bulls mens basketball team, which beat West Virginia in OT on the road last night! Kudos to CJ Massinburg, who had a career night with 43 points and dominated in OT. Looking forward to continuing success from our UB mens and womens teams! Great year to be a Bull! Horns up!!!
Photo credit: AP/Raymond Thompson
Helen A. “Nellie” Drew is an expert in sports law, including professional and amateur sports issues ranging from NCAA compliance and Title IX matters to facility construction, discipline of professional athletes, collective bargaining and franchise issues. Drew formerly served as an officer and in-house counsel to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, after previously working as outside counsel to the Sabres and the NHL. Among her more interesting experiences were assisting former USSR superstar Alexander Mogilny in obtaining asylum status in the U.S. and working on multiple NHL expansions, including San Jose, Ottawa, Florida and Tampa Bay.
Drew teaches a variety of courses that incorporate topics such as drug testing in professional sports and professional player contract negotiation and arbitration. She is especially interested in the evolving research and litigation concerning concussions in both amateur and professional sports.