50 Most Influential: No. 32 — Joe Leccese / Bob Batterman
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CHANGE FROM 2015: NOT RANKEDLeccese is chairman of the powerful law firm Proskauer and personally has represented leagues, teams and owners in some of the most important matters and most lucrative deals in sports history. Batterman is widely regarded as the most powerful management-side labor attorney in the country.