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Starnes Davis Florie Welcomes Attorney Daniel Feig to the Firm’s Collegiate Sports Group

August 20, 2023 Starnes Davis Florie Welcomes Attorney Daniel Feig to the Firm’s Collegiate Sports Group

For Immediate Release

Birmingham, AL – August 20, 2023– Starnes Davis Florie LLP, a leading law firm known for its exceptional legal services and commitment to client success, is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Feig to its esteemed team of partners.

Daniel’s practice will be focused on higher education, particularly collegiate sports and representation in NCAA compliance matters, internal investigations, and Title IX reviews, as well as Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) Collective reviews, audits, and organizational improvements.

“We are thrilled to welcome Daniel to our firm,” said Jay Ezelle, Managing Partner of Starnes Davis Florie. “His deep knowledge, strategic insights, and proven advocacy skills in the complex world of collegiate sports will undoubtedly strengthen our firm’s ability to provide top-notch representation to our collegiate clients. We look forward to the valuable contributions he will make to our higher education team.”

Prior to joining Starnes, Daniel served as the Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics at the University of South Carolina Upstate for five years, during which the department experienced its three most successful years in its history competitively in the conference commissioner’s cup, multiple facility improvements helped advance the department, and he served on a number of NCAA regulatory committees.  Prior to his time at USC Upstate, Daniel was the second in command at the University of Southern Mississippi where he served as Executive Associate Athletic Director (2013 – 2018).  His prior stops in collegiate athletics include a stint as the Director of Compliance at the University of Alabama (2011- 2013) and the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at Arkansas State University (2009 – 2011). Daniel started his career as an Attorney in Birmingham for six years, where his practice consisted primarily of civil litigation defense. Throughout his career in collegiate athletics, Daniel has regularly been a featured presenter at NCAA Regional Rules seminars and the annual NACDA Convention. Daniel earned a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College in 2000, where he was a member of the men’s soccer team that earned Final Four spots in three of his playing years. He obtained his Law Degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2003.

“I am so excited to join the Collegiate Sports Practice at Starnes,” said Daniel.  “I’ve admired Jay and his team since I worked alongside them when I worked in the compliance office for the University of Alabama, and I’ve always been incredibly impressed with their work and more importantly the extraordinary results they’ve achieved for their clients.  They are truly experts in all matters related to collegiate sports, and I look forward to working with them to give our clients representation that is second to none throughout the industry.”

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