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The American Lawyer: The American Lawyer's 2019 Dealmakers of the Year

March 25, 2019

The American Lawyer has recognized Sports Industry Group Co-Chairs Irwin Raij and Chuck Baker as 2019 Dealmakers of the Year for leading the firm’s representation of David Tepper during his US$2.275 acquisition of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

“When sports teams change hands…O’Melveny & Myers’ Chuck Baker and Irwin Raij are on the short list of go-to lawyers,” said The American Lawyer.

The duo led a team of 32 O’Melveny lawyers who helped guide Tepper from his winning bid to closing negotiations in under 60 days. In addition to this landmark deal, Baker and Raij have also represented the buyers of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the sellers of the Atlanta Hawks, and the former owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, among others.