Bloomberg Law
Sept. 9, 2021, 9:30 PMUpdated: Sept. 10, 2021, 2:48 PM

NFL Season Gets Under Way With New Lawyers Filling Ranks (1)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

The National Football League’s season kicked off Thursday night with the first of dozens of rookies taking the field, and several lawyers—many also in their first year with various teams—looking on.

The Washington Football Team, no stranger to legal entanglements as it dropped its controversial former nickname last year, hired former Davis Wright Tremaine associate Ryan Appel in June for an in-house counsel role.

The Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans both named new law department leaders within the past year, while the Jacksonville Jaguars recently shook up their in-house legal ranks after a longtime lawyer left to become general counsel ...

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