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Stephen A. Hess

Sherman & Howard, LLC
90 South Cascade, Suite 1500
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.448.4042 (P)
719.635.4576 (F)
719.332.7207 (C)

From his office just two blocks from USOC headquarters in Colorado Springs, Mr. Hess has represented dozens of athletes and several National Governing Bodies in a wide variety of disputes. His cases have included athletes' rights to participate in Protected Competitions under Athlete Selection Procedures, contract disputes between athletes and NGBs, alleged violations of NGB Codes of Conduct and Olympic Training Center rules, World Anti-Doping Code whereabouts violations, disputes involving the Therapeutic Use Exemption, disputes concerning NGB corporate organization, USOC proceedings against NGBs (both for and against them), and disputes concerning the interpretation and enforcement of competition rules. Stephen's experience extends to fourteen different sports at both the national and international level. In addition, he serves as the Chair of the Court of Arbitration of the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) and as a member of FIBT's Ethics Committee.