Prominent sports attorney David Cornwell, who has represented numerous NFL players and who serves as the executive director of the NFL Coaches Association, handles legal matters in other sports. Specifically, baseball.
For example, Cornwell successfully represented Ryan Braun in the proposed suspension that didn’t stick (not to be confused with the suspension that did). Cornwell also represented Alex Rodriguez.
Cornwell’s efforts from May 2013 through December 2013 generated a significant fee. Some of it was paid. More than $380,000 allegedly wasn’t. As a result, the firm of Gordon & Rees sued Rodriguez on Monday in a Manhattan federal court.
The complaint, a copy of which was circulated by the firm, explains the dispute in clear, simple terms. Among other things, the suit alleges that Desiree Perez of Roc Nation Sports advised Rodriguez “not to pay the invoices, and to make Gordon & Rees sue him.”
Sue him the firm did, and it appears to be an open-and-shut case — unless Rodriguez attempts to claim that there was some sort of wrongdoing on the part of the firm or other justification for not paying.