Fox Rothschild Works Pro Bono To Help Bring 2018 Gay Games® to Paris, FranceOctober 10, 2013 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild attorneys Christopher D. Olszyk, Jr. and Mark G. McCreary recently provided pro bono assistance to help bring Gay Games X, slated for 2018, to Paris, France.
Olszyk led the Fox team in negotiating the contracts and licensing agreements with bid teams from London; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris necessary to put the event in motion. At the Gay Games X Site Selection meeting, held on October 7, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio, the General Assembly of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) selected Paris as the host city for the 2018 Gay Games. That event brought approximately 100 people together to rally their support of the competition.
The Fox team is also working with the FGG and Paris 2018 committee to ensure that all of the necessary documentation is in order for the Games to move forward.
“It is not every day that you have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to worldwide social equality. It’s been an honor to support the FGG and ensure the continued success of the event,” said Olszyk, an associate at Fox.
“With the 2014 games on the horizon, it is an exciting time to be involved with this organization, and I look forward to seeing the events unfold,” said McCreary, a partner with the firm.
The Gay Games are an international sporting and cultural event held every four years under the founding principles of Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best™. Launched in 1982, the Games invite participation regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age, physical challenge or health status.
For more information about the Gay Games, visit www.gaygames.org.
The 2014 Gay Games, presented by the Cleveland Foundation, will take place from August 9-16 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Olszyk provides strategic guidance on a variety of intellectual property matters such as the creation, protection, enforcement, and defense of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and trade secrets; counsels clients on e-commerce and domain name issues; and represents clients in all areas of intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution.
McCreary concentrates his practice on corporate and intellectual property work. Within that realm, he focuses on various areas including compliance with privacy-related laws and responses to data breaches, along with general corporate, mergers and acquisitions law.
Fox Rothschild has a long history of giving back to the community by providing free legal services to those in need. The broad-based pro bono program includes legal services at no cost for individuals who need assistance as well as services to various religious organizations, community groups, non-profit associations, social welfare, and human resources organization. The firm’s dedication to pro bono work spans across all 19 offices, directly benefiting the communities where Fox attorneys live and work.