Jeffrey A. Mishkin, who is a partner in the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate,
Meagher and Flom derved as the chief legal officer for the NBA for seven years.
He is still involved with that league as the chief outside counsel.
Mishkin has ben involved in nearly every legal decision that involved the NBA over the last 30 years, including a number of antitrust issues.
Mishkin's recent work has involved representation of a number of other professional sports teams and leagues, including the NFL, PGA Tour, NHL and AFL.
With such an impressive background, it's obvious that the schools filing suit have gone right to the top of the profession to secure legal services.