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Media Notes Expansion of O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group in NY

February 02, 2017

O’Melveny’s addition of top sports industry lawyers Chuck Baker and Jared Bartie to the firm’s New York office received widespread media coverage in publications including Sports Business Journal, The American Lawyer, Law360, and Big Law Business.

Baker, a nationally acclaimed sports and entertainment lawyer whose practice includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions, will chair O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group. Baker spoke with Sports Business Journal for the article, “Baker to Chair Sports Group at O’Melveny,” published January 16, 2017. 

“There is a lot of crossover between the leaders of Hollywood’s top studios, networks and production companies, and those of the leading US sports teams,” he told the publication, adding “O’Melveny connections in Hollywood run deep, and when high-net-worth individuals consider entering the sports arena, we’re well-positioned to help.”

Bartie brings more than two decades of sports and media experience to O’Melveny, having worked in both the corporate offices of various sports organizations and as a corporate lawyer. In a January 30, 2017, article titled, “O’Melveny Expands Sports Practice in Manhattan,” Bartie told Big Law Business that “he was drawn to O’Melveny’s international practice and its presence in China, where it is stationed in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing.” He called the move an “extraordinary opportunity” to build O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group alongside Baker.