SCI’s Joshua Gordon and Melick & Porter’s Chris George discuss legal aspects of USADA’s investigation into the Nike Oregon Project and challenges in balancing fair process with concerns around integrity in sport.

Conversation on Doping in Track & Field

Watch or listen to the episode to better understand the difficult balance between working toward an aggressive anti-doping agenda and due process considerations for athletes, coaches, and other supporting professionals.

READ Chris George’s article Legal Analysis: 5 Takeaways From USADA’s Attempts to Force The NOP’s Endocrinologist To Give A Deposition

About Attorney Chris George:

Chris is a Boston, Massachusetts based attorney at Melick & Porter, LLP. Chris joined the firm in 2010 and continues to concentrate his practice on the defense of complex liability matters in the areas of construction, dram shop, premises, automobile and catastrophic tort. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, LLP, Chris worked at a civil litigation defense firm outside of Boston where he specialized in construction and automobile matters. He has drafted and successfully argued briefs before the Appeals Court.

Since joining Melick & Porter, LLP, Chris has begun representing publicly and privately traded organizations in a variety of contractual disputes, particularly in commercial and residential construction. In addition, Chris has served as counsel to the Boston Association of Claims Executives where he has presented on changes to various state laws and insurance policies.

Chris is a member of the Boston Bar Association and regularly participates in the “Lawyer of the Day” Volunteer Lawyers Program for the Norfolk Family & Probate Courthouse.

Chris enjoys running and has finished fourteen marathons, including Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cape Cod, Marine Corps and the Disney Marathon. He also serves as the Race Director for the BIGGSteps 5K in Needham, a local road race in honor of a friend who passed away from cancer which benefits the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham.