Hagens Berman Renews Sponsorship of Axeon U-23 UCI Pro Continental Cycling Team Through 2026 Racing Season
SEATTLE – Hagens Berman, one of the nation’s leading sports litigation law firms, extended its sponsorship of the Axeon Hagens Berman U-23 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Pro Continental Cycling team for an additional three-year term, bolstering the team’s work to develop the next generation of cycling champions. The Axeon Hagens Berman program, which Hagens Berman has sponsored for the past seven years, is recognized internationally as one of the top developers of youth cyclists under the age of 23. The team boasts 45 alumni who have gone on to the UCI WorldTour.
“Our firm is devoted to helping young athletes succeed both through our legal practice and our sponsorships,” said Steve Berman, managing partner at Hagens Berman. “Our sports litigation team includes a former NCAA Division I women’s volleyball player and a former professional women’s soccer player who competed in the NWSL. I myself am a former college athlete and avid cyclist. Hagens Berman’s attorneys understand the dedication it takes to succeed as an athlete, and we’re proud to support Axeon’s work.”
Hagens Berman’s commitment to young athletes is long-standing. In 2021, the firm secured a $208 million settlement against the NCAA alleging that it had conspired to deprive college athletes of the full economic benefits of their labor. The firm took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the case culminated in a 9-0 opinion against the NCAA. This historic victory paved the way for college athletes to receive just compensation for their work.
The firm is currently pursuing a lawsuit against the NCAA regarding the compensation student athletes can receive for the use of their name, image and likeness, and has pursued groundbreaking litigation regarding safety protocols and head injuries in the NCAA and U.S. Soccer, water polo and youth sports. Hagens Berman, the cycling team’s longest-standing sponsor, is joined by new co-title sponsor, Jayco, as well as NEON Adventures, SRAM and others. The firm also sponsors a competitive road and cyclocross racing team local to its headquarters in the Pacific Northwest.
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