Bloomberg Law
July 31, 2020, 7:53 PM

U.S. Soccer Hires New Legal Chief After Pay Equity Defense Spat

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

The United States Soccer Federation has hired a new chief legal officer, the latest change for the organization following criticism over its arguments in a $67 million pay discrimination lawsuit filed by women’s national team players.

Karen Leetzow, formerly general counsel for auto racing circuit Nascar Holdings Inc., will join U.S. Soccer in early August. She comes aboard as the federation continues to fight litigation filed by Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, and other prominent female players.

Leetzow replaces Lydia Wahlke, who was placed on administrative leave in March and later resigned, a development that occurred after U.S. ...

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