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Diego Di Giacomo – Puma Group

Originally hailing from Bahía Blanca, a port city in southwest Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, Diego Di Giacomo grew up in a social and political environment that was constantly changing. Di Giacomo credits his upbringing for instilling in him a steadfast drive to find solutions. “During the last 40 years in Argentina, every 10 years we’ve […]

Mandy Petrillo – Boston Red Sox

Wait ‘til next year. For decades, those words marked a rite of autumn at Fenway Park, though recent times—except for last year—have been kinder to the Boston Red Sox or, as they’re so affectionally known, the Olde Towne Team. Still, it would have been understandable if those words crossed Mandy Petrillo’s lips in 2020 as, […]

Ashwin Krishnan – Miami Marlins

In-house sports law, now that’s a tough field for anyone to make the cut. There are so few positions to begin with, and so many young lawyers looking to go that route. And the few who get there? They’ve usually prepared early, aggressively pursuing any “in” during law school or even undergrad, but still having […]

Susie Fiore – Relevent Sports Group

Bend it like Beckham? Susie Fiore seems to be following the example of that former British “futboller” David Beckham who had a way of curling the ball past a wall of defenders. Got to be a game-changer, she says, whether it’s on the field or in the office. A serious soccer player during her youth […]

Renee Robles – Nike Mexico

It’s a lesson she learned early and now imparts to those under her wing. For it wasn’t so long ago that Renee Robles, then a newcomer to the Nike Mexico legal staff, asked her boss a question. She got no answer, she says, but did receive something more important. “He was always there to listen […]

David Ortenberg – The Athletic

Its overseas invasion is underway, The Athletic—a U.S.-based online subscription sports publication—seeing the United Kingdom as a promised land for expansion, it being a soccer stronghold. The sport of the future, soccer was so often referred to in decades past, and the future is finally here. A 2018 Gallup poll cites 7 percent of Americans […]

Jeremy M. Evans – California Sports Lawyer

For Jeremy Evans, it’s as much a case of being everywhere deals can be made as it is about being there for his clients. As founder, chief entrepreneur officer and managing attorney for California Sports Lawyer, Evans is leveraging his clients’ fame and visibility for something indelible, not just endorsements and acclaim. When founding the […]

Lara Pitaro Wisch – Major League Baseball

The slap of a fastball into a catcher’s mitt, the thock of a bat connecting with the ball and the roar of the crowd as the ball sails into the stands are things Lara Pitaro Wisch has long loved. And though her love of the game has never waned, she’s hasn’t lost sight of the […]

Mohsen Parsa

Mohsen Parsa easily remembers his first moments as an Iranian immigrant coming to America. Arriving on Halloween, the first thing he remembers when stepping off the plane was a person dressed up as The Joker. While dressing up as a spooky character is celebrated in the U.S. for the holiday, such an image had a […]

Randy Haight – Los Angeles Football Club

In early March, just days into the 2020 season, Major League Soccer was forced to blow the whistle on all matches indefinitely, owing to concerns stemming from COVID-19. Whether it’ll be game on anytime soon is anybody’s guess. As general counsel of the league’s Los Angeles Football Club, Randy Haight laments the lost opportunity to […]

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