Daniel Werly, Managing Editor
Dan is partner and sports lawyer at Sievert Werly, a boutique law firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. His practice focuses on representing clients in the sports industry and small businesses. He spent the last 6+ years working at two AMLaw100 law firms, including most recently practicing in Foley & Lardner’s top rated sports practice group. He has experience working with professional teams, leagues, universities, and athletes on a wide array of legal issues with a primary focus on complex civil litigation. Dan also teaches Arbitration in Sports at Charleston School of Law, is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Sports Division, and co-hosts the sports legal podcast Conduct Detrimental.
Dan has been quoted as a sports law expert in numerous media publications, including USA Today, ESPN, Bleacher Report, MSNBC, Fox Business and NBC, among others. During law school at Georgetown, Dan interned for a NBA Agent, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and a D.C. Superior Court Judge.
Dan lives with his wife Liz, who is a clinical psychologist, Captain in the U.S. Army, and contributor on all psychology related issues to The White Bronco, in East Nashville, TN with their two dogs.
Matthew Heimlich, Contributor
Matt has been inadvertently preparing to write for The White Bronco his whole adult life. The hours spent practicing law, combined with the hours spent watching, reading, thinking and discussing the legal and business issues in sports, finally came together to reach their logical conclusion of writing about sports law issues.
By day, Matt is a trial attorney in Chicago, IL who represents individuals and businesses in personal injury, medical malpractice, and other complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. By night (and weekend), he is a husband, father and adult hockey league scrub who still thinks he can skate despite all evidence to the contrary.
George Powell, Contributor
George’s passion for sports writing has come full circle. Initially pursuing a career in sports journalism, he undertook short stints with The Michigan Daily and WCBN radio in Ann Arbor, where he eventually graduated from the University of Michigan. George then moved to Chicago where he attended law school and spent five years practicing complex litigation.
George recently abandoned the big city life and moved to Traverse City, Michigan where he lives with his wife, Danica. He currently works as an attorney for a regional firm, continuing his career in litigation and focusing on contract disputes. George is a craft beer nerd and golf obsessed (with an embarrassingly high handicap). You can follow George on twitter @powell_geo.
Alan Wilmot, Contributor
Alan is an attorney at Heitner Legal P.L.L.C., a law firm based out of South Florida that specializes in sports, entertainment, intellectual property, and business law, amongst a number of other fields. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and International and Comparative of Law Review. During that time, Alan also as a Judicial Intern for Judge Adalberto Jordan, United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and as Judicial Intern for Judge Marcia Cook, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.
Originally from Texas, Alan is an eclectic sports fan, with his two favorite sports teams being the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia Eagles. But he will always root for the Texas A&M Fighting Aggies. You can follow Alan on twitter @AWilmot08.
Katlyn Gregg, Contributor
Katlyn is an attorney at Porter Scott, a law firm based in Sacramento, California, where she defends clients in a wide range of corporate, real estate, and professional liability issues. She graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, where she was the Executive Editor of the Journal of Sports Law and Contemporary Problems. During that time, Katlyn organized DePaul’s Sports Law Symposium two years in a row.
Originally from New York, Katlyn is a former NCAA athlete and avid Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Lakers, and Duke Blue Devils fan (don’t ask). She also became a bandwagon Blackhawks fan circa 2013 while living in Chicago. Katlyn now lives in Northern California with her boyfriend, Iric, who is also a former NCAA athlete, current lacrosse coach, and Dallas Cowboys fan (she tries not to hold it against him). You can follow Katlyn on twitter @KatlynGregg.
Blake Yagman, Contributor
Blake is a third-year law student in New York City at the Cardozo School of Law. He began his sports career at age 12, volunteering as a coach for youth football. Since then, he has worked for multiple high caliber agents and as a student assistant coach for the University of Miami Hurricanes football team. After graduating from the University of Miami, he chose to attend law school to dedicate his life to the many legal issues in sports. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association committee on Sports Law and is the Vice President of Cardozo’s Sports Law society.
Born in Miami and raised on Cuban coffee, Blake bleeds the Orange and Green of the Miami Hurricanes. He made a reverse exodus from Florida and now lives in Manhattan with his 80 pound black labrador named Harvey. You can follow Blake on twitter @BlakeYagman.
Jason Cruz, Contributor
Jason Cruz is an attorney and writer based out of Seattle, Washington. He is Editor-In-Chief of MMAPayout.com, a web site dedicated to business and legal issues in combat sports. He’s been interviewed about the MMA industry for numerous media outlets including The Verge, Bloomberg Sports, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. In addition to writing for MMA Payout, he also can be found at the Northwest Asian Weekly and SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound.
Jason attended the University of Washington for undergrad and law school. He also holds a Masters in Journalism from the University of Southern California. You can follow Jason on twitter @dilletaunt.