N. Jeremi Duru, a Professor of Law at American University’s Washington College of Law, serves as “of counsel” to M&S.
Before entering academia, Professor Duru was an associate at Mehri & Skalet, where he represented plaintiffs’ interests in employment discrimination and other civil rights matters with a focus on the sports industry.
Professor Duru is active in the national sports law community, serving as a member of the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s Anti Doping Review Board, the NCAA’s Committees on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport, and the National Sports Law Institute’s Board of Advisors. He also lectures and writes extensively on sports law and employment law topics and, among other publications, is co-author of Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems (5th ed.) (Wolters Kluwer) and The Business of Sports Agents (3rd ed.) (University of Pennsylvania Press), and is author of Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL (Oxford University Press). In 2018, Professor Duru received both the American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Washington College of Law Award for Excellence in Teaching.
After receiving his undergraduate education at Brown University, Professor Duru completed a joint-degree program at Harvard University, receiving a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
In recognition of his work, the National Bar Association honored Professor Duru with its 2005 Entertainment and Sports Lawyer of the Year award.