Smith Moore Leatherwood partner Erik Albright has been included in “Power Players: Sports Lawyers and Outside Counsel” by SportsBusiness Journal. The publication recognizes honorees for their influence on the profession, depth of client list and overall body of work.
Albright’s inclusion within this distinguished group reflects his representation of clients in the sports industry. His clients have included colleges, universities and collegiate athletic conferences; professional football, baseball and soccer teams; the local organizers of Greensboro’s PGA TOUR golf tournament; a national amateur sports organization; and multiple other sports organizations, sports insurers and outdoor adventure sports centers. He also has taught sports law as an adjunct faculty member at Wake Forest School of Law and Elon University School of law. In addition, he serves as an active member of the national Sports Lawyers Association and he is the secretary and past treasurer of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Albright earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. He has practiced law for 26 years with Smith Moore Leatherwood and, in addition to sports law, also focuses on civil litigation including complex commercial and antitrust litigation and general tort and insurance coverage matters. He has been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite for his general litigation practice, and by The Best Lawyers in America® for commercial litigation and personal injury litigation.