NEW YORK, NY—Arent Fox is pleased to announce the expansion of its Sports and Corporate & Securities practices with the addition of former Major League Soccer Executive Vice President and General Counsel Bill Ordower.
A strategic advisor with more than 20 years of experience at MLS, Ordower is joining the firm’s New York office as a Partner and will advise Sports industry clients on their complex business and legal matters. Ordower brings a diverse expertise spanning all aspects of the sports business, including media and digital rights, sponsorship, licensing, equity investments, expansion, corporate transactions and restructuring, sports betting, ticketing, international partnerships, labor relations and player disciplinary investigations.
As Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MLS, Ordower oversaw all legal matters and advised on business affairs, including expansion and corporate transactions, media, sponsorship and licensing, commercial rights acquisitions, digital, collective bargaining and player issues, international, government affairs and intellectual property matters. He also oversaw the League’s substance abuse and behavioral health program.
Ordower received his JD from The George Washington University Law School and his BA, magna cum laude, from Boston University.