December 07 2021

Sport Resolutions Online Discussion in association with Winston Strawn LLP

We are delighted to announce that an online discussion will take place on Tuesday 7th December 2021 in association with Winston & Strawn LLP where we will be covering two major topics.

The event will take place via Zoom webinar consisting of two sessions spread over an afternoon. The sessions will be chaired by a respected sports presenter Jason Mohammad and will start at 2pm UK time to accommodate different time zones.

Please note that the recording of the sessions will not be made available for public viewing. 


Session 1

Review of the College Athletes US Supreme Court judgment (the NCAA antitrust case)

The online discussion will kick off with the first session on the College Athletes US Supreme Court judgment where Jeffrey Kessler, Co-Executive Chair of Winston & Strawn LLP and the lead counsel representing athletes in the NCAA scholarship antitrust class-action lawsuit, will set out the issues and the findings, and will assess its relevance in other sports, countries, and jurisdiction. Please click here to view the session details. 

Session 2

Transgender Athlete Rights

In the second session our speakers David Grevemberg (Chief Innovation and Partnerships Officer at the Centre for Sport and Human Rights), Dr Emma Hilton (a developmental biologist at the University of Manchester), Dr Nicola Williams (a research scientist specialising in human biology and spokeswoman for Fair Play For Women), and Joanna Harper (a visiting fellow for transgender athletic performance at Loughborough University) will discuss transgender athletes’ rights from different perspectives such as human rights, legal, scientific, and sociological. The session will cover how these issues are being addressed, and what solutions may be available. Please click here to view the session details. 

Each discussion will have a Q&A session where attendees can pose their questions online via the Zoom webinar platform.




Review of the College Athletes US Supreme Court judgment


Coffee break


Transgender Athletes’ Rights

Jason Mohammad

Jason MohammadPresenter

BBC TV and radio presenter Jason Mohammad is one of the most sought-after hosts in the events world. Best known for his role on BBC One’s fast live football scores FINAL SCORE and flagship football show MATCH OF THE DAY and MOTD2 Jason’s professionalism, warmth and humour makes him a massive hit with live audiences. Jason is also a very proud member of the BBC Radio 2 family lining up alongside Zoe Ball, Claudia Winkleman and Dermot O’Leary as one of their famous voices.

Jason presents GOOD MORNING SUNDAY on Radio 2 between 6am and 9am every weekend. The Cardiff-born presenter has also fronted some of the BBC’s biggest television output including the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games, FA Cup finals, World Cup finals and the Six Nations.

He’s made films for The One Show and co-presented BBC One’s Crimewatch with Sophie Raworth and Kirsty Young.

Jason works between London, Salford and Cardiff and is a fluent Welsh speaker - appearing regularly on Welsh language television station S4C. He even has time for his own show on BBC Radio Wales - where he fronts a phone in show in the English language.

Jason has travelled the world with the BBC fronting TV coverage from Brazil to the United States to Australia and is equally at home interviewing Hollywood A-listers and music stars as he is chatting to the world’s biggest football names.

Jason co-owns a TV production company and has recently created his own media academy. He’s also a keen filmmaker having made TV documentaries on his faith in Mecca, his upbringing in Wales and historic architecture in Egypt.

Given his unique ability to chair, present and interact, some of the world’s biggest brands have booked Jason for awards and events including HP, UEFA, Mercedes and Maserati.

Jeffrey Kessler

Jeffrey KesslerSpeaker

Jeffrey Kessler is Winston’s co-executive chairman and co-chair of the firm’s Sports Law and Competition Law Practices.  Mr. Kessler is one of the most prominent sports and anti-trust lawyers in the U.S. He is regularly engaged as lead counsel on complex, high-profile sports matters and has litigated some of the most famous sports cases in history.

His clients include the NFL Players Association, the National Basketball Players Association, the Overwatch E sports League, Endeavor, the North American Soccer League, the Arena Football League, the Major League Baseball Players Association, the classes of Division I college football and basketball players in the Jenkins and Alston litigations, and the United States Women’s National Soccer Team.

He was named on Law360’s 2018 list of Sports MVPs, named as Best Lawyers’ New York City Sports Law “Lawyer of the Year” 2018, and included as one of Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Mr. Kessler has also been named as one of The 50 Most Influential People in the Sports Business by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal.

David Grevemberg

David GrevembergSession 2 Speaker

David Grevemberg is the Chief Innovation and Partnerships Officer, a critical role in expanding the Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR)’s drive to embed respect for human rights in sports organisations and events around the world. David works with the CSHR team to lead projects that drive positive change in sport, including education and training initiatives and overseeing development of major new initiatives.

David joined the Centre after 6 and a half years as Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the organisation responsible for the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and many other initiatives that inspire Commonwealth athletes to drive the ambition and power of all Commonwealth citizens through sport.

Previously, David was Chief Executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, with ultimate managerial responsibility for the organisation’s successful preparation and staging of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He was the chief liaison with national and local government and many other stakeholders, and played a leadership role developing and innovating a variety of sport, commercial, cultural, community engagement, corporate social responsibility and legacy programmes.

Before that, David was the Executive Director of Sport and International Federation Relations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) headquartered in Bonn, Germany. A former competitive wrestler, during his career he has also served as a coach, athlete agent, team administrator, consultant and Board member.

Dr Nicola Willams

Dr Nicola Willams

Dr Nicola Williams is a research scientist specialising in human biology. She has held a number of senior scientific positions within the pharmaceutical industry. She is now dedicated to her full-time role as campaign director and public spokeswoman for Fair Play For Women.

Dr Williams has an excellent working knowledge of the laws designed to protect women and the transgender community. As a professional scientist she also offers a critical and informed view of current research necessary for evidence-based policy development.

As the Director and spokeswoman for Fair Play For Women she appears regularly on both radio and television. She provides expert opinion on the sex-based rights of women, enabling a balanced and informed discussion in what has become a very sensitive and controversial topic of debate.

In early 2020 Dr Williams was invited by World Rugby to present the case for why women and girls need a female-only sex category to uphold fairness and safety.

Emma Hilton

Emma Hilton

Dr Emma Hilton is a developmental biologist at the University of Manchester, studying aspects of human genetic disease. She has published more than twenty manuscripts on developmental biology and genetics and was named Outstanding Young Investigator by the European Society of Human Genetics for her research. Her current programme covers development of the nerve-muscle unit in growing embryos and understanding what frog mucus can tell us about cystic fibrosis.  

Emma has a special interest in fairness in female sports. She has written and presented on the evidence in relation to transwomen athletes and the rules on women’s sports, including giving input to World Rugby’s review of the evidence. She published the first academic review of muscle and strength changes in transwomen, and how those studies feed into sports rules on inclusion. She has written academic and media letters/opinions on the denial of biological sex as an important factor in aspects of our lives, and developed Project Nettie, a declaration on the basic science of sex by scientists.

Joanna Harper

Joanna Harper

Joanna is a visiting fellow for transgender athletic performance at Loughborough University. In 2015 Joanna Harper published the first peer-reviewed article containing quantitative analysis of the athletic performance of transgender athletes with differing hormonal values. Since then she has collected subsequent retrospective data on transgender athletes and is currently engaged in a prospective analysis of two transgender athletes. She is the author of the Rowman and Littlefield book Sporting Gender: The History, Science and Stories of Transgender and Intersex Athletes. Harper has authored articles on gender diverse athletes in both peer-reviewed publications and in the Duke University Law Review.  

Harper has served as an advisor on transgender and intersex athletes to multiple sporting federations including the IOC since 2015. In the fall of 2019 Harper relocated to Loughborough University where she is now engaged full-time in the study of transgender athletic performance.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Sport Resolutions Online Discussion in association with Winston & Strawn LLP will be priced at £20 and are available now.