In late June 2011, the U.S. Collegiate Archery Association (USCA) faced a significant legal challenge to its sovereignty as a sports organization and to the selection procedures it used to pick athletes for international sports competitions, including the World University Games. Over the 4th of July weekend, our attorneys prepared for an emergency sports arbitration under the rules established by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The arbitration upheld the USCA’s sovereignty and affirmed its ability to use its selection procedures, a win for our client that led to a successful outcome for the U.S. archery team in the 2011 World University Summer Games in Shenzhen, China.
"Pullman & Comley provided USCA with confidence that the organization would effectively address the issues raised regarding the World Team Trials. The successful defense of the Association’s trials process was critical. USCA went on to win a bronze and two silver medals at the World University Games."
--Lorretta Sinclair, Executive Director, U.S. Collegiate Archery Association