NHLPA Statement regarding Bruce Meyer

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) released the following statement today from Executive Director Don Fehr, following the announcement by the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) that Bruce Meyer would be joining their staff in the position of Senior Director – Collective Bargaining & Legal:

TORONTO (August 27, 2018) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) released the following statement today from Executive Director Don Fehr, after the announcement by the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) that Bruce Meyer would be joining their staff in the position of Senior Director – Collective Bargaining & Legal: 

“On behalf of the players and staff of the NHLPA, I want to thank Bruce and wish him the best as he accepts his new position with the MLBPA and returns closer to his home in New York.  Bruce has long worked on behalf of players, both as a member of our staff for the past two years, as well as his decades long legal career in which he represented the NHLPA, NFLPA and NBPA.  Protecting the rights of players has always been a hallmark of his efforts, and we know that we can count on his thoughts should the situation arise.  We thank Bruce for all he has done during his time at the NHLPA.”

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Statement from the MLBPA: 

For Immediate Release          

MLBPA hires veteran sports attorney Bruce Meyer

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2018 -- Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark today announced the hiring of veteran sports attorney and litigator Bruce Meyer to serve in the position of Senior Director, Collective Bargaining & Legal.       Meyer, who for decades has advised the players’ unions in basketball, football and hockey on a wide variety of legal matters, will report to Clark while focusing on all facets of the negotiation and the enforcement of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement. 

“With the experience and expertise he has gained from decades of protecting and advancing Player rights, Bruce is uniquely qualified for this new role and will play an integral part in all that we do moving forward,” Clark said.    Before joining the MLBPA, Meyer was a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and most recently served in a senior leadership position at the National Hockey League Players Association.  In more than 30 years of legal practice, Meyer has counseled sports unions in connection with multiple collective bargaining negotiations, as well as several landmark grievances and lawsuits brought on behalf of Players across each of the North American major professional sports.  

For his work on behalf of Players, Meyer has been recognized as one of the most respected attorneys in the sports industry today.

“I am grateful to (Executive Director) Don Fehr for my time working with the great staff of  the NHLPA, and returning to New York to join the MLBPA team affords me the opportunity to continue my commitment as a Player advocate,” Meyer said. “I believe in Tony’s vision for the Players and for the organization, and I look forward to what we can accomplish in the days and years ahead.”

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