Gregg Levy

Gregg H. Levy

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5292



  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1977
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1974

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Gregg Levy practices principally in the area of litigation, with an emphasis on antitrust and competition-related issues.

He has extensive experience in complex, multi-party cases, and he has broad expertise with respect to a wide array of legal issues affecting professional sports leagues.

For over two decades, Mr. Levy has been the principal outside counsel for the National Football League.

Representative Matters

  • White v. National Football League, 2015 WL 5229386 (D. Minn. 2015), dismissing claims that the NFL clubs had engaged in collusion to suppress player compensation in the uncapped 2010 NFL season.
  • Washington v. National Football League, 880 F.Supp.2d 1004 (D. Minn. 2012), dismissing a purported class action antitrust suit brought by retired players alleging a conspiracy to restrain a market for the sale of their images and likenesses.
  • Brady v. National Football League, 644 F.3d 661 (8th Cir. 2011), in which the Eighth Circuit vacated an injunction, premised on an asserted violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, that would have ended the NFL clubs' lockout of their player-employees.
  • American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, 560 U.S. 183 (2010), addressing application of the single entity doctrine to professional sports leagues.
  • Brown v. Pro-Football, Inc., 518 U.S. 231 (1996), in which the Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a class action antitrust claim challenging the NFL clubs' wage-fixing agreement with respect to practice players.   

Honors and Rankings

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2015)
  • Legal 500 US, Sports (2014-2015) 
  • Best Lawyers in America, Washington Sports Lawyer of the Year (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2003-2015)
  • Benchmark Litigation, National Star (2013-2014)    
  • Washingtonian, Entertainment "Top Lawyer" (2013)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Entertainment & Sports (2007-2015) 
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the Leading US Litigation Lawyers (2010)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • CPR Institute’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
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