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.  

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 has represented the Miami Marlins, Seattle Mariners, and Baltimore Orioles in arbitration hearings, with a 2-1 career record. He has also represented the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and New York Mets in arbitration cases that settled prior to the hearings. 

In addition to his sports practice, Jimmy helps both public and private companies with sensitive, high-profile government and internal investigations. Jimmy also devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono.  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 was named the 2021 Civil Protection Order Volunteer of the Year by the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project for his work representing survivors of domestic violence. 

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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