Forty Under 40 – Sports Business Journal, March 21, 2011
"Before getting his job as assistant general counsel at the
MLB Players Association in 2008, Timothy Slavin was questioned in multiple
sit-downs with three attorneys who are widely regarded as some of the most
brilliant legal minds in sports: Don Fehr, Gene Orza and Michael Weiner.
Slavin was a transactional attorney at New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, which is known for doing Wall Street deals. Although the mergers and acquisition work he did was sexy, Slavin was looking for a job where he felt more ownership in building something. The MLBPA was looking for a lawyer to build the licensing and business operations of the players union, and a recruiter contacted Slavin about the job."
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