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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NBPA Elects Attorney Michele Roberts Exec Dir In Historic Vote

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

The NBPA made history late last night when it elected Michele Roberts  the first-ever female Exec Dir of a sports union in North America. Roberts, a partner in law firm Skadden Arps, was voted in after 9:00pm PT at a meeting in Las Vegas attended by 117 NBA players. Roberts receive...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Kevin O'Connor Leaving Lagardère Unlimited

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

05/27/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Former Senior Bowl exec Hale joins firm

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Tags: Labor and Agents

05/24/13
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Tags: NBA, NFL, TES, NTRA, TRAC, New York Jets, Media

05/20/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation Adds NFL Player Agent Miale

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05/20/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA’s Stackhouse: Search in full swing

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Tags: Labor and Agents

05/13/13
SportsBusiness Journal: How agencies fared in NFL draft

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Tags: Labor and Agents

05/13/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Progress slow on new NBPA chief

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Journal: Sheinman joins Breeders’ Cup

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: Octagon Signs Crew Chief Chad Knaus

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