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Raiders GC Dan Ventrelle Bumped Up to Interim President in Wake of Departure

The Las Vegas Raiders have announced the resignation of the team’s President Marc Badain and the Elevation of General Counsel Dan Ventrelle to Interim President In a statement, Raiders Owner Mark Davis announced Badain’s departure and Ventrelle’s ascension.  Ventrelle has been with the team for 17 years and currently is the executive vice president and…
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AEG Announces Sale of Phil Anschutz’ Minority Interest in Los Angeles Lakers to Los Angeles Dodgers Owners

AEG, a sports and live entertainment company, has announced that Los Angeles Dodgers owners, Mark Walter and Todd Boehly, have acquired Phil Anschutz’ 27% minority interest in the Los Angeles Lakers. The transaction has been approved by the Board of Governors of the NBA. “Since we first acquired the interest in the Lakers 25 years…
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Cassie McBride Named Vice President & General Counsel of the San Jose Sharks

Cassie (Sadowitz) McBride has been named vice president & general counsel of the San Jose Sharks. McBride is not new to professional sports having served as General Counsel of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Associate Counsel of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Intern, Legal Affairs & Risk Management for the California Angels. McBride received her JD from…
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Insightful Concussion Webinars Set for July 28 and August 12

Two concussion webinars will be held in the coming weeks that will explore more deeply the issues around Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), from the defendant’s perspective. Both webinars are sponsored by Concussion Defense Reporter. Human Factors in Sports Concussion – July 28, 2021 3:30-4:30 ET Every sports concussion case, whether a “second hit” or a…
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NFL ANNOUNCES OUTCOME OF WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM WORKPLACE REVIEW BY SPORTS LAWYER

The National Football League announced yesterday the outcome of the workplace review of the Washington Football Team led by independent counsel Beth Wilkinson, as well as remedial measures and penalties arising out of that review, according to an NFL press release. Wilkinson’s firm (“Wilkinson”) was initially engaged by the Washington club in July 2020.  At…
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Spurs Seeking Assistant General Counsel

Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) is seeking an experienced attorney to join our family! The person in this role will manage corporate legal matters, examine, and draft business agreements, manage intellectual property, support corporate governance, company policy, human resources, and insurance matters. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the community we serve and…
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Foley to Host ‘The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic’ on May 12

Foley & Lardner’s Sports & Entertainment Group, along with sports industry author and adviser Rick Horrow, will host its next Leadership Insight series – The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic – on May 12 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. “Our third installment focuses on covering all aspects of the business in and…
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Sports Lawyer Marissa Meli Promoted to Associate General Counsel of Green Bay Packers

Marissa Meli has been promoted to Associate General Counsel of the Green Bay Packers. Meli, a Wisconsin native, joined the Packers almost five years ago as the team’s Corporate Transactions Counsel. Prior to that, she spent two years as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Meli received her JD from the University of…
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NFL Announces $90 Billion Media Rights Deal

From the NFL: The National Football League announced today that it has signed long-term agreements with media partners Amazon, CBS, ESPN/ABC, FOX, and NBC for the distribution of NFL games, the industry’s most valuable content, over television and digital platforms, as well as additional media rights. With these agreements, the NFL has expanded its digital…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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