50 Most Influential: No. 36 — Joe Leccese
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Chairman & Co-Head, Sports Law Group
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The chairman of Proskauer and co-head of its powerful Sports Law Group is connected at the highest level of sports. The self-effacing Leccese is in the middle of virtually every major sports transaction, ranging from a team deal to a media rights deal to a college conference issue, and he does it in a quiet style, outside of the media’s glare.
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