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Irwin Raij and Chuck Baker on beginning a new chapter with Sidley Austin LLP

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Irwin Raij and Chuck Baker, newly appointed by prominent international law firm Sidley Austin LLP as partners and co-chairs of the entity’s Entertainment, Sports, and Media industry group. Fisher and Russo also discuss the abrupt departure of Sean Bratches as LIV Golf’s chief commercial officer, the new global media rights agreement between the revived XFL and the Walt Disney Co., the $380m (€360m) investment deal between LaLiga giant Real Madrid and United States-based global investment Sixth Street, Major League Cricket’s securing of $120m in new funding, and ongoing turmoil involving name, image, and likeness rights in US college sports.

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In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Brad Griffith, founder and chief executive of mobile-focused ticketing company Gametime. Fisher and Russo also discuss the dramatic move of the University of Southern California and University of California-Los Angeles to the Big Ten Conference, the Big 12 Conference’s hire of new commissioner Brett Yormark, the completion of the revived United States Football League’s first season and new search for additional partners, an investment by US-based Sixth Street into a share of FC Barcelona’s television rights for LaLiga, developing expansion plans for the National Women’s Soccer League, and additional legal turmoil for Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays.
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