AmLaw Features Baker, Raij Among Biggest Lateral Moves of 2017

January 29, 2018

The January 28, 2018, edition of The American Lawyer included O’Melveny’s addition of Charles Baker and Irwin Raij in its round-up of the 25 biggest lateral moves in 2017, noting that the two were hired to co-chair the firm's sports industry group.

“Baker is a veteran sports dealmaker who advised on the $850 million sale of the National Basketball Association’s Atlanta Hawks in 2015,” AmLaw observed. “Raij’s practice focuses on media rights and stadium development deals, as well as M&A work.”

Based in New York, Baker’s corporate practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions, with a core focus in the sports, media, and consumer sectors. 

Also based in New York, Raij has extensive experience advising clients on a wide range of sports business issues on both the professional and the collegiate levels. He has represented owners and acquirers of professional sports teams, leagues, universities, and state governments.