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's practice focuses on litigation, arbitration, and internal and government investigations. Jimmy has first-chaired trials in D.C. Superior Court and has made oral argument on behalf of clients before arbitration panels. He has also represented clients–including universities and Fortune 500 corporations–facing investigations brought by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, among other regulatory bodies.

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 has 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 maintains an active 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. Jimmy attended Harvard Law School, where he was a Class Marshal for his graduating class.

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


Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

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