PLAY BALL! THE STATE OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS | An Evening with Lew Wolff and Pierce O'Donnell

September 28, 2023 at 6:00pm7:00pm (PDT)

Join us via live stream for an informative evening with Lew Wolff, the former owner and current Chairman Emeritus of the Oakland Athletics and former owner of the San Jose Earthquakes.

Lew will provide an unvarnished, insider’s take on current trends in professional sports, including escalating salaries, ticket prices, team sales values, rules changes, and the fan experience. Questions will be fielded from in-person and virtual attendees.

Greenberg Glusker’s Pierce O’Donnell, who spearheaded the litigation legal team that cleared the way for the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for the then-record price of $2 billion, will interview Lew during this special event.

Please RSVP here, if you would like to attend the live stream.


About Our Speakers

Lewis N. Wolff – Lew Wolff is a real estate developer and has owned numerous sports franchises. Lew is most well-known for his ownership of the Oakland Athletics baseball franchise and as the co-owner of the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer. In 2016, Lew sold his share in the Oakland Athletics and currently serves as the team's Chairman Emeritus. Wolff is credited with the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown San Jose, California, where he was the largest developer of offices, hotels, and parking for many years. In the past, he has been a co-owner of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League and the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Lew was also involved with the revival of the San Jose Earthquakes franchise of Major League Soccer.

Pierce O’Donnell – Pierce O’Donnell is one of the most influential, accomplished, and sought-after trial attorneys in the U.S., with groundbreaking success representing clients in closely watched matters across virtually every major industry and area of litigation. Over his 48-year legal career, Pierce has tried a long list of significant cases for major clients, including serving as lead counsel to Shelly Sterling in the litigation surrounding the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. A highly-respected thought leader in the legal profession, Pierce is also the author of more than 200 articles and six books. Pierce is a regular TV and radio commentator, appearing on numerous programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, PBS, NPR, and BBC. Pierce has lectured at the nation's premier law schools, including Harvard, Yale, UCLA, USC, Loyola (Los Angeles), Pepperdine, Stanford, and Georgetown.


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