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Fredrikson attorney Christopher D. Pham will lead the new Sports and NIL Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School in partnership with Fredrikson & Byron. The clinic will offer name, image and likeness (NIL) legal assistance to students, including college athletes and social media influencers of all types for help with navigating sponsorships, endorsement deals and image licensing. The Sports and NIL Clinic will launch in the fall of 2022 and will be open to any collegiate student in the region with NIL-related needs in this rapidly evolving area of law.

“Students can now build a brand and ultimately monetize opportunities—game changer!” Pham said.

Pham is co-chair of the Sports & Entertainment Group at Fredrikson & Byron and will run the clinic as an adjunct professor. Pham serves as outside general counsel for his clients, from start-up entrepreneurs to nationally recognized athletes and businesses. He is committed to pro bono work and leads the firm’s inclusion & diversity initiatives.

Fredrikson & Byron is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally. With a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet,” our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients and operate as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s 330+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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