August 31, 2016 Articles

Tom Brady, Roger Goodell, and Your Next Arbitration

Legal lessons learned from Deflategate

By Theresa W. Parrish

What do Tom Brady and Roger Goodell have to do with your next arbitration? Plenty, perhaps. The extraordinary and recently concluded dispute between the New England Patriots legend and the NFL commissioner included some interesting arguments about the fundamentals of arbitration and the need for confidence in a system increasingly utilized to decide not only traditional labor disputes such as grievances over disciplinary action but also commercial, employment, and virtually any other dispute that might otherwise end up in traditional litigation.

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