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Liz Mullen

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

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John Paul Stevens Headlines Day Two Of Sports Lawyers Meeting

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 15 / 15

The Sports Lawyers Association will hold its second day of meetings today in Baltimore with a keynote speech from retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens . There are more than 760 attendees at this year's SLA conference, the second-highest attendance in the association's 41-year histor...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Former Premier agent opens own agency

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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