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TRS Radio Podcast Interview
—February 15, 2017  
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“He’s persistent and consistent in his high-quality representation and advocacy.”
—Chambers USA 2016 Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers

“The go-to defense counsel in doping cases around the world.”
—Chambers USA 2014 Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers

“Bloomberg News Interview”
—August 8, 2012
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“Howard Jacobs is a true athlete’s lawyer: clients ‘would recommend any athlete to him, for any kind of issue’.”
—Chambers USA 2008 Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers

Profile of Howard Jacobs: “For Athletes Accused Of Taking Drugs, A Perry Mason Of Their Own,”
—Christian Science Monitor , July 28, 2008
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Howard Jacobs and Sean Sherk Discuss Sherk’s Case
—ProMMAradio.com, June 23, 2008
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“Defense Never Rests if Jacobs Takes Case: Athletes want him when USADA calls”
—Mercury News, October 19, 2006
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“Making Case Real Reward for Jacobs”
—Mercury News, October 19, 2006
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Howard Jacobs Interviews
—Competitors Radio Show, February 24, 2008 and September 22, 2006
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“Athelets accused of cheating find perfect advocate”
—USA Today,  September 19, 2006
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Howard Jacobs Discusses Floyd Landis’ Case
Landis Facing Uphill Battle on Doping Charges”
—NPR Radio, August 3, 2006
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Authored Articles

“Proof of intent (or lack thereof) under the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code”
—Asser International Sports Law, October 29, 2015
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“The PGA Tour Anti-Doping Program: The Concerns”
—World Sports Law Report, April 2015
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“Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands:  Athlete Lawsuits Against Supplement Companies Following Positive Drug Tests ”
—Entertainment and Sports Lawyer , Winter 2008
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In The News

“How Mamadou Sakho Fell Victim to Drug Testing Gray Areas.”
—ViceSports.com, February 17, 2017
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Cris Cyborg granted retroactive TUE, cleared of potential anti-doping violation
—MAAFighting.com, February 17, 2017
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“Badminton Player Lee Chong Wei Given Backdated Eight-Month Doping Ban”
—The Guardian, April 27, 2015
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“Veronica Campbell-Brown Cleared Of Doping Due To ‘Deplorable’ Mistakes”
—The Guardian, April 15, 2014
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“VCB’s Legal Team Tells Why Athlete Was Exonerated”
—Jamaica Observer, March 15, 2014
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“Marin Cilic To Return Early After Doping Ban Is Reduced By CAS”
—CNN International, October 25, 2013
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“Even After VCB Ruling, Drug Debate Will Have Legs”
—Jamaica Gleaner, September 27, 2013
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“Vijay Singh Won’t Be Suspended Under Doping Policy”
—USA Today, April 30, 2013
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“Former WBC Welterweight Champion Andre Berto Cleared To Box Again”
—theledger.com, August 22, 2012
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“Diana Taurasi Reflects On Long Road To London”
—nbcconnecticut.com, July 25, 2012
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“Reprieves Give Three U.S. Olympians Another Chance At Gold After Failed Drug Tests”
CLEVELAND.COM , July 25, 2012
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“Olympic Sports Law Roundtable:  ‘Olympic Rulings Fall Within Swiss Jurisdiction’”
ADR Times, June 22, 2012
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“Olympic Sports Law Roundtable: ‘The Legal Jurisdiction of Olympic Disputes’”
—ADR Times, June 22, 2012
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“Dwain Chambers And David Millar Will Be Free To Compete For Great Britain At The London Olympics, According To A Leading Sports Lawyer”
—BBC Sport , March 7, 2012
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“Alberto Contador Goes To Court For 2010 Tour Doping Case”
—USA Today , November 19, 2011
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“Merritt London 2012 Doping Win Was Fair:  Lawyer”
—AFP, October 6, 2011
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“Justice: ‘Six-Month’ Rule Booted, Appropriately”
3 Wire Sports , October 6, 2011
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“Reigning Champ Merritt Can Compete In 2012 Olympics”
—Chicago Tribune, October 6, 2011
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“Court Overturns Olympic Ban of Doping Offenders”
New York Times, October 6, 2011
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“Brazil’s Cesar Cielo OK To Compete”
ESPN.com (Associated Press) , July 21, 2011
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“A win for Jessica Hardy, And Common Sense”
3 Wire Sports, April 28, 2011
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“Jessica Hardy Ruling Is The Right One”
ESPN.com, April 28, 2011
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“Common Sense Prevails In Doping Case Of U.S. Swimmer Jessica Hardy”
Chicago Tribune, April 28, 2011
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“Diana Taurasi, Alberto Contador Cases Highlight Questions Facing Anti-Doping Movement”
Washington Post , February 27, 2011
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“Diana Taurasi: On Being Cleared, Her Legal Options, Silver Lining”
Arizona Central , February 18, 2011
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“Diana Taurasi Cleared In Doping Issue”
ESPN.com, February 17, 2011
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“Turkish Basketball Official Warns Of ‘Dire’ Fallout From Wrong Doping Call”
Hurriyet Daily News , February 17, 2011
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“Alberto Contador Returns To Cycling Circuit, But Showdown Looms Over Doping Claims”
Christian Science Monitor , February 16, 2011
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“Lab And World Anti-Doping Agency Should Be Ashamed”
Hartford Courant, February 16, 2011
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“Turkey Lifts Provisional Doping Ban On Diana Taurasi”
Arizona Republic, February 16, 2011
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“Diana Taurasi Passed Polygraph Test”
ESPN.com, February 4, 2011
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“Merritt May Take Legal Action In Bid To Run”
Reuters, January 28, 2011
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“Spanish Officials Propose One-Year Ban For Contador”
New York Times , January 26, 2011
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“Taurasi Tests Positive For Stimulant”
Espn.com, December 24, 2010
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“US-Licenced Rider Oliveira To Sue Supplement Company She Says Caused Her Positive Test”
Velo Nation , December 22, 2010
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“CSAC To Review Medical Exemption Policies After Chael Sonnen Suspension Ruling ”
Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2010
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“Olympic Hopefuls Call Doping Rule Double Jeopardy”
New York Times, November 10, 2010
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“Bulgarian Soccer Coach Banned 4 Years, Appeal Against Players Dismissed”
Associated Press , October 27, 2010
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“Olympic Track Champ Faces Confederacy Of Dunces ”
Chicago Tribune, October 20, 2010
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“Olympic Champion Gets Reduced Ban”
Washington Post, October 19, 2010
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“Experts Mixed On Alberto Contador’s Tainted Beef Defense For Positive Clenbuterol Test During Tour”
New York Daily News, October 1, 2010
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“Cyclist At U.S. Pro Road Championships Cleared Of Doping Violation”
Velonews.com , September 19, 2010
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“Bobsledder Taking Run at Local Supplement Maker”
Los Angeles Business Journal, April 12, 2010
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“After Disputed Drug Ban, Hardy Dives Back In”
Washington Post, September 7, 2009
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“Jessica Hardy:  In Her Own Words”
—Swimming World Magazine, August 2008
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“Athletes On Their Own With Nutritional Supplements”
Orange County Register, May 29, 2009
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“Swimmer Returns From A Painful Journey”
—Orange County Register, May 29, 2009
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“WADA, FINA Wants Hardy’s Ban Restored”
Associated Press, May 29, 2009
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“Long Beach swimmer Jessica Hardy’s Suspension Reduced, Will End July 31”
Long Beach Press Telegram, May 4, 2009
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“Hardy: Intriguing, Potential Precedent-Setting Suspension ”
WCSN Blogs, May 4, 2009
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“Zach Lund, And Rewriting History”
WCSN Blogs, January 31, 2009
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“Jessica Hardy At The Courtroom Door”
WCSN Blogs, January 29, 2009
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“Silva Sues CSAC”
Sherdog.com, January 13, 2009
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“New Drug Testing, New Attitude for CSAC”
Sherdog.com, December 7, 2008
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“Bigfoot’ Enlists Big Gun for Steroids Appeal”
Sherdog.com, October 9, 2008
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“Swimmer Jessica Hardy Withdraws From The U.S. Olympic Team”
New York Daily News  , August 2, 2008
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“Doping Tests Loaded Against Athletes, Contends US Lawyer”
MedIndia.com , July 29, 2008
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“U.S. Swimmer Hardy Claims She Is Innocent Of Doping ”
ESPN.com , July 25, 2008
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“Austrian Skier Wins Settlement With Drug Company”
—New York Daily News, May 12, 2008
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“Keat No Drug Cheat”
Goldcoast.com , February 21, 2008
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“Despres Fights Back Against Doping Penalty”
—Globe and Mail , February 21, 2008
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“Sailing Body Clears Daubney on Drug Charges”
—New Zealand Herald, February 2, 2008
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“We Have a Ruling, But There’s Still Plenty of Confusion”
—ESPN.com, September 21, 2007
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“Landis Case Succeeds in Exposing Faults: Cyclists appeal hearing reveals rules that make it possible to conceal lab errors and standards that fall short of “beyond a reasonable doubt”
—Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2007
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“Athletes’ Unbeatable Foe: Anti-doping authorities serve as prosecutor, judge and jury. The innocent often pay a high price”
—First of two parts, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2006
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“Athletes See Doping Case Appeals as Futile Exercise: The arbitration system is flawed, with a tilt toward accusers. Accidential and trivial cases result in harsh penalties”
—Second of two parts, Los Angeles Times, December 11, 2006
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“Cyclist Blames Flawed Test: Tyler Hamilton says the blood exam that labeled him a ‘cheater’ was rushed into use”
Los Angeles Times, December 10,  2006
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“Athletes Accused of Cheating Find Perfect Advocate”
—USA Today, September 19, 2006
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“Maurice Suh and Howard Jacobs Are Dope ”
—Wall Street Journal Law Blog, August 1, 2007
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“Vinokourov to Fight Blood Doping Charge: Kazakh cyclist, who was forced out of this year’s Tour de France, will be represented by the same Los Angeles attorneys who are defending Landis”
—Los Angeles Times, July 29 2007
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“The Righteous Fury of Dick Pound: As head of the world anti-doping agency, this man is on a crusade to rid elite sports of performance-enhancing drugs. And he’s making a few enemies along the way”
Wired Magazine, January 2007
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Howard Jacobs Discusses Marion Jones’ Case
“Sprinter Marion Jones Cleared of Doping”
—NPR Radio, September 7, 2006
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“In Wake of Jones’ Result, Testing Will Be Analyzed”
—New York Times, September 8, 2006
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“Jones is Cleared of Drug Violation: Former Olympian’s ‘B’ sample is negative”
—Washington Post, September 7, 2006
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“Landis Dumped After Positive ‘B’ Test Positive: Team Fires Floyd as Sample Included Synthetic Testosterone”
CBS News, August 5, 2006
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“U.S. Slider Zach Lund Banned From Games”
—SFGate.com/Associated Press, February 2006
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