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LA Sports Lawyer Takes Big Role at Olympics

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The August 2004 issue of "The California Bar Journal" profiles Los Angeles sports marketing attorney Maidie Oliveau, who will serve as an arbitrator at the Athens Olympics. Oliveau is one of 12 attorneys-and one of only two Americans-selected to sit on the Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The division is the final arbiter of disputes that arise at the games, from doping to eligibility to game rules.

This isn't Oliveau's first time arbitrating for the Games. She was also an arbitrator at the Sydney and Salt Lake City Olympics and does not rule on cases involving atheletes from the United States.

A California native fluent in French, Oliveau's practice includes negotiating sponsorships, naming rights or marketing licenses relating to the 2002 Figure Skating Championships, the San Francisco Giants, the boxing federation, the World Cup and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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She managed the sponsors, suppliers and licensees of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.

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