Faculty Profile: Daniel Werly

Daniel WerlySievert Werly LLC1412B Lillian St Nashville, TN 372062935 Work Phone: (615) 499-6771Website: https://www.sievertwerly.com/Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (1)
  • Entertainment & Sports Law Forum 2019

DANIEL WERLY is a Founding Partner of Sievert Werly. As chair of the firm's Professional Sports Law practice, he represents professional sports teams and sports businesses on a wide variety of matters with a focus on contract drafting/negotiation.  He is the co-chair of the American Bar Association's Sports Division and a nationally recognized sports legal expert that has been quoted in ESPN, Fox Business, USA Today, The New York Post, Bleacher Report, MSNBC, and others. 
In addition to working with clients in the sports industry, Dan represents all size businesses in all aspects of their operations including drafting and negotiating complex contracts, employment issues, e-commerce and marketing issues, and dispute resolution.
Prior to founding Sievert Werly, Daniel worked at two Am Law 100 law firms in Chicago, most recently as a member of the sports industry team at Foley & Lardner LLP.  In that capacity, he represented a wide variety of corporate clients including professional sports teams, leagues, and athletes.  
Daniel is a frequent speaker and writer on legal issues that impact the sports industry and the practice of law.  He is the Founder and Managing Editor of the Sports Law website TheWhiteBronco.com, the only sports-related legal blog named to the American Bar Association's 2016 list of top 100 legal blogs.  The site was also named by Forbes as a "Top 50 Must Follow Sports Business Twitter Account" of 2016 and 2017.  He is also the co-host of the sports legal podcast "Conduct Detrimental."  
Daniel received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2009 and B.S. from Miami (Ohio) University in 2006.  While in law school, Daniel served as a Senior Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law, worked for a NBA agent, and interned for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.