Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2020, 9:31 AMUpdated: May 26, 2020, 8:02 PM

World Series-Winning Nationals Name New General Counsel (1)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

The Washington Nationals, winners of the 2019 World Series, have a new top lawyer as they prepare to defend their title sometime this summer should baseball resume play following a coronavirus-related delay.

Deputy general counsel Betsy Philpott has taken over as vice president and general counsel of the team following the departure earlier this month of longtime predecessor Damon Jones, now of counsel in Covington & Burling’s sports practice in Washington.

“Betsy is a terrific lawyer and friend, and she is universally respected in the Nationals front office and around the game,” said Jones, a former Williams & Connolly ...

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