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LAS VEGAS – Nov. 22, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP successfully represented undefeated World Champion Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his company, Mayweather Promotions, in a dispute involving Mayweather’s 2015 boxing match against Manny Pacquiao, dubbed The Fight of the Century.

A Ninth Circuit panel held that Pacquiao’s failure to disclose a shoulder injury in the lead up to the match did not cause legal injury to the plaintiffs, who included viewers that bought tickets to watch the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and paid $89.95 to watch at home via pay-per-view.

“We are pleased with the successful outcome for our client Floyd Mayweather in this precedent-setting case,” said Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Mark Tratos, who served as lead counsel.

Circuit Judge Jacqueline Nguyen pointed out this was the first Ninth Circuit decision to tackle “the rights of a spectator disappointed by a sporting event,” adding “Pacquiao’s shoulder condition did not prevent him from going the full twelve rounds.” She wrote, “Plaintiffs therefore essentially got what they paid for—a full-length regulation fight between these two boxing legends.”

In addition to Tratos, Greenberg Traurig’s multi-office and interdisciplinary team included Shareholder Ruth Bahe-Jachna (Chicago), Shareholder Donald L. Prunty (Las Vegas), Associate Bethany Rabe (Las Vegas), Shareholder Dana L. Hooper (Phoenix), Shareholder Timothy C. Bass (Northern Virginia & Washington, D.C.), Shareholder Toby S. Soli (New York and Westchester County), Shareholder Louis Smith (New Jersey and New York), Associate Alana C. Srour (Los Angeles), Associate Lucia L. Marker-Moore (Chicago), Associate Brian D. Straw (Chicago), Associate David S. Repking (Chicago), and paralegals Cynthia Ney, Maria Scavo and Caren Drapeau.

Tratos is the founding shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Las Vegas office, home to one of the largest group of entertainment attorneys in Nevada. Previously, he co-founded the firm of Quirk & Tratos. He focuses his practice on a variety of entertainment, intellectual property, and litigation matters. He represents artists and performers, resort, hotel, and casino entities in federal court litigation involving trademark, copyrights, domain names, rights of publicity, and privacy law for known casino brands.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Practice: With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has established a highly experienced, international multidisciplinary entertainment and media practice. The Greenberg Traurig Entertainment & Media Practice focuses on the music, motion picture, television, sports, internet, digital media, publishing, and theater industries. The team has access to key players in the entertainment industry and provides clients with the business-oriented and dedicated counsel needed to thrive in today’s multidiscipline, multimedia entertainment marketplace. The entertainment and media attorneys have consistently been ranked by The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers,” Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” and “Legal Impact Report,” Billboard’s “Power Lawyers,” The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide, and Super Lawyers.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Las Vegas Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Las Vegas attorneys counsel clients in appellate, construction, corporate and securities, entertainment, gaming, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate matters.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.