BALTIMORE—Renowned attorney David William Larkin was the latest spotlight speaker for Womble Carlyle’s Baltimore Speaker Series. On June 29, Larkin discussed the topic of corruption in international sports. 

With the FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia next year, the topic of corruption in international sports is again at the forefront. In 2016, FIFA acknowledged that past World Cups were awarded due to bribes. Prosecutors seized nearly $200 million from indicted former FIFA officials, and the scandal ended the 17-year term of FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Click here to watch a short video from Larkin on the biggest legal issues in sports.

Womble Carlyle Baltimore Speaker Series events take place once a month, over breakfast at Womble Carlyle’s Baltimore Office from 7:30-9:00 a.m., the first Thursday of every month. Space is limited.

About the Speaker

David William Larkin has rare fluency and experience in international sport, law, media, and anti-corruption and has handled high-profile, contentious sport and legal matters across the world. Having global currency in sport, Larkin makes regular media appearances across the globe. He is also a frequent international sport expert panelist, e.g. The American Bar Association and others. As Co-Director of one of the first sport anti-corruption groups in the world, changeFIFA, he has twice run campaigns for the office of FIFA President.

Larkin’s media appearances include: CNN, BBC News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, USA Today and many others.