Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Why A-Rod Faces Long Odds in His Attempt to Overturn the Grievance Arbitration Award

On Saturday January 11, 2014, arbitrator Frank Horowitz reduced Alex Rodriguez’s suspension from 211 games to 162 games (plus any 2014 post-season games) for his use of performance enhancing drugs (“PEDs”) and obstruction of...more

Wanna Bet? Betting About Baseball Returns To The News

In 2011, Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun became the first MLB player to successfully challenge, and evade, a 50-game suspension for suspected use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Coincidentally, that same year, Braun...more

New Powers for ASADA to Investigate Possible Anti-doping Violations

From today, 1 August 2013, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has a number of new powers by virtue of the recent passage in the Commonwealth Parliament of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment...more

PED Cheats And FCPA Violators – Kissing Cousins?

“I never failed a drug test” has become one of the iconic lines of performance enhancing drug (PED) cheats from Lance Armstrong to A-Rod. This denial has a kissing cousin in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) world in...more

How Does Your Organization Treat Whistleblowers?

As almost everyone knows, Lance Armstrong spoke for the first time about his performance enhancing drug (PED) use recently on Oprah. On the first night he admitted for the first time that he used PEDs during his seven wins at...more

Amnesty for Armstrong? Lessons for the Compliance Practitioner

The Lance Armstrong saga continues to provide many lessons for the compliance practitioner. A recent article on ESPN.com, entitled “Lance calls for amnesty program”, reported that Armstrong has come out in favor of those who...more

Levick Weekly - January 11, 2013: Bank Of America Is At The Crossroads (Again)

In This Issue: - Herbalife Speaks For Itself As Ackman And Loeb Duke It Out - Lance Armstrong: Coming Clean Won’t Be Enough - Bank Of America Is At The Crossroads (Again) - White Collar Enforcement In 2013...more

Lance Armstrong: Coming Clean Won’t Be Enough

If Lance Armstrong is truly considering coming clean about his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), the benefits of doing so won’t amount to much unless he understands that there is more to repentance than...more

Will Livestrong Dieweak?

Anyone that has taken an interest in the expanding field of “personal branding” must have taken notice of the now epic fall of Lance Armstrong. For the uninitiated, Armstrong was a seven time Tour de France winner. He had...more

Biking and Litigation–They Don’t Mix

I am really disappointed to learn that Lance Armstrong may be stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. He earned them. But the naysayers have always accused him of doping even as he has passed hundreds of drug tests and...more

The Wheels Keep Spinning Against Lance Armstrong

This time around, Lance Armstrong’s big battle is not against other cyclists in a road race; it’s with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). In June, the USADA opened an investigation into allegations that Armstrong used...more

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