Overview

Skyler Hicks is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm’s San Francisco office. He is a lead associate of the firm’s Sports Law Industry Group.

Areas of Practice

Skyler represents clients in civil litigation and copyright and trademark disputes. He also handles pro bono matters involving First Amendment issues and assists with asylum applications.

Professional and Educational Background

While born and raised in San Francisco, Skyler studied government at Harvard College and interned for Nancy Pelosi in Washington, D.C.

Skyler’s career has been marked by a passion for entertainment and sports. Prior to law school, Skyler spent his free time writing short stories, coaching high school tennis, and he even spent time on the Tibetan Plateau training a team of former nomadic herders who now compete in basketball tournaments throughout China.

During law school, Skyler interned at the Sundance Institute and for USC’s Office of Athletic Compliance. In addition, Skyler published a paper in the USC Entertainment Law Journal, and wrote a separate journal note on why the NCAA would eventually be forced to adopt a nationwide rule permitting student-athletes to generate name, image, and likeness (NIL) revenue. 

Outside of entertainment and sports, Skyler also interned at the ACLU, externed for the Honorable Michael J. Fitzgerald, and successfully mediated dozens of disputes in Los Angeles Superior Court as part of USC’s Mediation Clinic.

When not working, Skyler can be found on his bicycle, watching the Warriors, or writing articles on legal issues in the sports industry.

Insights

Articles

Antitrust Law Blog 

Cannabis Law Blog Posts

Corporate and Securities Law Blog Posts

Entertainment Law Blog Posts

Game Counsel Blog Posts

International Arbitration Law Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Sports, Biometrics & the Law," Lawline, August 23, 2022
  • Speaker, "Legal Issues with Biometric Technology: Employer, real estate, and sports related uses of facial, voice, fingerprint and biometric data," myLawCLE & Federal Bar Association, May 5, 2022

Industries

Education

J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2021

B.A., Harvard University, 2014

Clerkships

  • Extern for the Honorable Michael W. Fitzgerald, U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Admissions

  • California
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