Partner Jim McKeown has received the 2017 Joseph E. O’Neill Award from the National Sports Law Institute (NSLI) of Marquette University Law School. This award recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the sports industry while exemplifying the highest ethical standards. Nominations are solicited from the NSLI Board of Advisors and other outside sources. Jim was nominated and then selected from this process.
The Joseph E. O'Neill Award was established by the O'Neill family; Davis & Kuelthau, S.C. and Marquette's National Sports Law Institute after Mr. O'Neill's untimely death in 1992. Past Foley winners include Partner and Co-Chair of Foley’s Sports Industry Team Mary Kay Braza, Partner and former Chief Operating Officer for Major League Baseball Robert A. DuPuy and Foley alumnus Ronald Walter as Vice President and Alternate Governor for the Milwaukee Bucks.
For more information, visit the Joseph E. O'Neill Award page.
Additionally, in relation to receiving this award, Jim was featured in the Wisconsin Law Journal to discuss his sports and antitrust practice, and to partake in a Q&A. View the full article in the PDF below.