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Law360: O’Melveny Reps Celebs Launching LA Women’s Soccer TeamJuly 21, 2020
O’Melveny Sports Industry group co-chair Charles Baker is representing the investor group bringing a National Women’s Soccer League franchise to Los Angeles, this article reported. Baker called the deal a “defining moment” for the league and the city of Los Angeles, Law360 noted. “Having a team that is women-founded and women-led is, unfortunately, too rare in today’s sports industry,” said Baker. “WFC LA/Angel City is breaking the mold of professional team ownership and hopes to create a model for real change in the industry while simultaneously promoting the continued growth of women's soccer and women's sports generally.”
In addition to Baker, the O’Melveny team advising the investor group includes partner Chris Del Rosso, special counsel Scott Pink, counsel Eric Geffner and Aaron Cha, and associates Alexandra Piarino and Luisa Lizoain.
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