Bloomberg Law
March 5, 2021, 11:01 AM

Baseball Union’s Business Arm Drafts Lawyers Before Opening Day

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

The commercial arm of the Major League Baseball Players Association has added two attorneys to its lineup of in-house leaders as spring training gets underway.

Robert Sanzillo, a former minor leaguer who went on to work at Herrick, Feinstein in New York, joined MLB Players Inc. in February as vice president of strategy, operations, and baseball affairs. Sanzillo spent the past two years as general counsel for the Premier Lacrosse League.

MLB Players has also recruited vice president of business and legal affairs Shawn McDonald, a former associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Fulbright & Jaworski who is also ...

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