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Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily Podcast Features O’Melveny Sports Group

October 09, 2017

Members of O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group—Chuck Baker, Jared Bartie, and Irwin Raij—were featured on the October 9, 2017, edition of Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily's Power Lunch podcast, which queried the partners about sports business trends and what they look for in a hire.

“Because so many people want to be in sports, and are interested in sports, media and entertainment, we’re able to recruit at a pretty high level,” Baker said. “But when it comes down to it we’re looking for the same skills that you look for in any transactional practice: intelligence, discretion, judgement, the ability to write.”

Co-chair of O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group, Baker focuses on representing buyers and sellers of sports franchises in the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, and many of the European football leagues. His co-chair, Raij, advises on both the professional and the collegiate levels, and is an owner of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (MiLB), and the MLS Los Angeles Football Club. Featured in SportsBusiness Journal’s “Power-Players: Outside Counsel” rankings and named “Sports Attorney of the Year” by the National Bar Association, Jared Bartie has more than two decades of sports and media experience, as both an attorney and business executive.