Jimmy McEntee

Jimmy McEntee

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 804 7788

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Jimmy McEntee is a trusted litigator and counselor, with an emphasis on the sports industry.  Jimmy has substantial experience in all stages of litigation, investigations, and arbitrations.  He has first-chaired trials and made oral argument before arbitration panels.

Jimmy draws upon his experience in the Labor Relations Department of Major League Baseball and the Legal Department of the National Football League to help professional sports teams navigate various legal issues, including negotiating and arguing salary arbitration cases.  Jimmy successfully represented the Baltimore Orioles in the salary arbitration hearing against Anthony Santander.  Jimmy also represented the Los Angeles Dodgers in the salary arbitration cases against All-Star Max Muncy and Austin Barnes, prior to both players signing extensions with the Club. 

Jimmy devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono practice.  He has advocated for wrongfully convicted individuals in Virginia and North Carolina, and was a member of the trial team that recently won the largest jury verdict in U.S. history ($75 million) in a wrongful conviction case.  Jimmy has also represented numerous survivors of domestic violence in Civil Protection Order proceedings. 

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Jimmy served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

Education and admissions


J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 2018

B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude, 2015


Member, Sports Lawyers Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


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