Key Experience

  • Litigates and advises clients on complex labor and employment matters, with a focus on the sports industry.
  • Handles high-profile litigation and arbitrations.
  • Handles benefits and other Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) disputes


Stacey Eisenstein regularly represents employers in high profile and significant arbitrations involving contract and labor disputes.

Representative Work

  • Defeated several claims by professional athletes seeking to overturn team and league discipline in arbitrations and federal courts.
  • Negotiated and drafted a collective bargaining agreement for a professional sports league.
  • Successfully defended a professional sports league in federal court to obtain summary judgment in a player’s challenge to an arbitration award upholding his suspension for violation of the league’s anti-doping policy.
  • Successfully defended a professional sports league in ERISA claims brought by former players seeking to overturn disability benefit determinations.
  • Obtained a dismissal of a player’s claim that his team’s medical staff had failed to provide adequate warning of his medical condition.

Public Service and Affiliations