The Real Jerry Maguire: Leigh Steinberg Discusses His Landmark Career in Sports Law and the Entertainment Industry
Leigh Steinberg is arguably the most successful sports attorney in history. In fact, Mr. Steinberg’s career is credited as the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. Throughout his diverse career he has represented athletes in the NBA, MLB, NFL, professional golf, and the Olympics. Further, he has represented the No. 1 overall draft pick in the NFL a record eight times. Based on his notoriety in the field, Mr. Steinberg is frequently sought out for consultation on a variety of entertainment projects, including Jerry Maguire, Any Given Sunday, and For the Love of the Game. His work in the entertainment industry also includes the development of original content for HBO, Fox Television, Warner Brothers Studios, and ABC Entertainment.
In his discussion with Loyola Law School’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Mr. Steinberg discusses his career as a sports attorney, the evolution of the sports industry in the digital age, his philanthropic efforts regarding the NFL’s concussion policy, and provides behind the scenes insight into his many entertainment collaborations. The discussion can be streamed in its entirety below.
Mr. Steinberg recently released an autobiography chronicling his 40-year career, which is available here.