James Gatto in College Basketball Bribery Case


Willkie’s Litigation Department has been retained to defend Adidas employee James Gatto, who was charged in federal court with wire fraud and money laundering in connection with alleged payments to student-athletes to assist in college basketball recruiting efforts.

Prosecutors in the case, which has been widely reported in the press, have charged ten individuals, including four coaches at top NCAA Division I schools, financial advisers and Willkie’s client.

The matter is being led by partner Michael Schachter (Picture) and associate Casey Donnelly with the assistance of associates Cole Mathews, Patricia Haynes and Victoria Sheets.

Involved fees earner: Michael Schachter – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Casey Donnelly – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Cole Mathews – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Patricia Haynes – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: James Gatto;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti