Case Study: Negotiating Lessons From Bringing Baseball Back to Washington
Negotiating the deal to bring Major League Baseball back to Washington after 33 years was complicated and lengthy and required many different players to say yes. Three of the principal negotiators for the City and the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission (DCSEC) will discuss the key financing, stadium, legal, and political issues that had to be negotiated, the different interest groups involved (MLB, Mayor, Council, DCSEC, CFO, community groups), the negotiating tactics they used, and negotiating lessons they learned (and can share) from this successful venture.
Please join us for an entertaining session that will provide you with many practical take-aways.
WMACCA is pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists: Bill Hall of Winston & Strawn has served as Baseball Committee Chair of the DCSEC since 1995; Mark Tuohey of Vinson & Elkins served as Chair of the DCSEC from 2003 - 2007; and Bruce Wilson of Covington & Burling handled financing issues as outside counsel to the DCSEC.
The program will be held next Tuesday, May 6, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., at the HIlton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA (703-847-5000). Lunch will be
provided. The program is free of charge. 1.5 hours of Virginia Bar MCLE credit,
register, click here.