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13 February 20241 minute read

DLA Piper Sports Panel

at Harvard Law School

Wednesday, February 13, 2024 

DLA Piper participated in a Sports panel and luncheon with DLA Piper Partners and attorneys who work as in-house counsel for firm sports industry clients. The panelists shared their perspectives and experiences and had an engaging session.  

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John Hamill

Partner, DLA Piper
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Richard Rubano

Partner, DLA Piper
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Alex Steinberg

Partner, DLA Piper
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Mark Whitaker

Partner and Co-Chair, Sports, Media and Entertainment Finance and Transactions, DLA Piper
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Mary Shepro

Assistant Counsel, Haslam Sports
Mary Shepro joined Haslam Sports Group in 2022 from DLA Piper in Chicago, where she spent the last five years as an associate attorney, focusing on sports, media and entertainment law. In her role, Shepro served as a representative and counsel for various sports teams and other parties in litigation, investigations, mediation and transactions related to professional and collegiate athletics. Mary Shepro is primarily focused on all legal aspects of the Columbus Crew, with additional involvement in legal matters with the Cleveland Browns.

Sarah Willson

Associate Counsel, Boston Celtics
Sarah Willson works as Associate Counsel for the Boston Celtics where she advises on corporate partnerships, marketing and events, and a variety of general business matters. Prior to joining the Boston Celtics, she was an associate at Ropes & Gray, primarily supporting the firm’s private equity and sports groups. Sarah previously worked as a legal intern for the Boston Red Sox and legal assistant for ESPN.