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NFL’s Falcons Raid NBA Franchise for New Top Lawyer Pierce (1)

Nov. 5, 2020, 7:03 PMUpdated: Nov. 5, 2020, 10:27 PM

The National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons hired Joseph Pierce as in-house legal chief after luring him away from the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Hornets, the Falcons announced Thursday.

Pierce will serve as senior vice president and general counsel for AMB Sports and Entertainment, a subsidiary of AMB Group LLC that is controlled by Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot Inc.

Pierce spent more than seven years with the Hornets. The team, owned for the past decade by former NBA star Michael Jordan, promoted Pierce a year ago to chief legal officer. Pierce had been the ...

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