Prominent Sports Industry Partners Chuck Baker and Irwin Raij Join Sidley

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NEW YORK, NY—Sidley welcomes Charles “Chuck” Baker and Irwin Raij as partners and co-chairs of its Entertainment, Sports and Media industry group. Mr. Baker has joined in New York and Mr. Raij has joined in Miami. They were previously co-chairs of the Sports Industry Group at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Greg Fritzius from Jones Day, as well as incoming fall associates Ally Levy, and Max Budowsky, will be joining in Miami, and Taylor Larson will be joining in Los Angeles, to support the Entertainment, Sports, and Media group.

Mr. Baker’s corporate practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, with a core focus in the sports, media, and entertainment industry.

Mr. Raij is a lawyer with extensive experience leading transactions on a wide range of sports matters on both the professional and collegiate levels.

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