Drug testing and anti-doping programs in sport have different goals and consequences than drug testing programs in other contexts.

Regardless of the context, testing and anti-doping programs pose difficult questions related to personal privacy and confidentiality, peer group deterrence and individual discipline, and the credibility and legal vulnerability of related adjudicatory and appeal processes.

Buckner has the legal professionals who will help you navigate this treacherous minefield that constitutes drug testing and anti-doping programs in sport. Specifically, our Sports Medicine Team, which is headed by an experienced head athletics trainer, provides the following services:

  • Developing World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) compliant drug testing protocols
  • Auditing policies, procedures and protocols to ensure compliance with WADA standards
  • Representing parties in arbitration and mediation proceedings.