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Baseball, Football Union Work Brings in Cash for Big Law Firms

July 2, 2020, 11:51 AM

Professional sports in the U.S. may be on hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but Winston & Strawn, Latham & Watkins, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges were still big winners when it came to legal work for baseball and football players.

Winston, a firm known for its sports industry expertise, received roughly $3.3 million combined from the the National Football League Players Association and Major League Baseball Players Association, according to disclosures made public this week. The MLBPA paid Weil $1.6 million for work on a deal to create a new player licensing rights entity, while Latham ...