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7/15/2016

Boise Office Makes Important Contribution to the Rio Olympic Games

Holland & Hart attorneys Kevin Braley and Gabe Hamilton, with paralegal Brandi Soares, successfully defended gold medalist Kristin Armstrong in an arbitration challenging USA Cycling’s selection criteria for the 2016 Olympic women’s time trial event.

In late June, after the U.S. Olympic team selections were announced, another athlete requested arbitration to challenge her omission from the roster. Armstrong, whom Gabe represented in a similar arbitration related to the 2012 Olympics, sought Holland & Hart’s assistance once again.

Kevin took the lead role, managing the briefing and arbitration hearing with invaluable support from Brandi. This was Kevin’s first international sports arbitration case, and he handled the 13-hour hearing with his trademark sangfroid and professionalism.

On Wednesday afternoon, an independent arbitrator ruled in favor of USA Cycling’s selection criteria, securing Kristin Armstrong’s position to compete in her fourth Olympic games.

The Holland & Hart team received significant assistance from legal secretary Claudia Carvalho, as well as Matt Bolner and Cody Tolman in the Boise copy center.

The story was in the local press on KTVB-TV NBC, Holland & Hart is mentioned at [3:25].

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