Daniel Halem was Promoted to Chief Legal Officer at Major League Baseball

Date of management change: December 10, 2014 

What Happened?

New York, NY-based Major League Baseball has Promoted Daniel Halem as Chief Legal Officer

 

About the Company

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the oldest professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. Major League Baseball is the best-attended sport in North America, and the last decade includes all 10 of the best-attended individual seasons by fans in MLB history, with each regular season eclipsing the 73 million mark. Now led by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., MLB currently features record levels of labor peace, competitive balance and industry revenues, as well as the most comprehensive drug-testing program in American professional sports. MLB remains committed to making an impact in the communities of the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, perpetuating the sport’s larger role in society and permeating every facet of baseball’s business, marketing and community relations endeavors. With the continued success of MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy America’s National Pastime and a truly global game.

 

About the Person

Prior to being named to his current role, Dan Halem served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Labor, since Sept. 2007, playing a key role in all collective bargaining with the MLB Players Association, including the 2011 renewal of the Basic Agreement and all recent upgrades to the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. He also managed the bargaining relationship with the World Umpires Association. Mr. Halem joined MLB after working as a partner in the Labor and Employment Law Department at the New York office of Proskauer, where he represented employers in collective bargaining, arbitration and administrative proceedings as well as in state and federal litigations. As a part of Proskauer`s Sports Law Group, Halem counseled MLB on collective bargaining issues related to its players and umpires, and he represented individual Clubs in salary arbitration. Mr. Halem also represented and counseled the National Basketball Association, the Women`s National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and the New York Jets of the National Football League prior to joining MLB. Mr. Halem graduated from Cornell University`s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1988 and from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1991. He grew up in New Jersey and now resides in New York.

 

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