Bob DuPuy, the former president and COO of Major League Baseball has landed back at his former law firm of Foley & Lardner. He also has taken on the role of senior adviser at Evolution Media Capital, an investment bank affiliated with Creative Artists Agency (CAA). CAA Baseball represents Derek Jeter, Derek Lee, Adam Jones, Ryan Howard and others.
DuPuy had been involved in most of MLB's legal issues since 1989, when he was brought in as outside legal counsel. He negotiated the $280 million collusion settlement between the owners and players in 1990, and served as the principal outside counsel to the commissioner and the executive council from 1992 until 1998, when Commissioner Allan H. Selig hired him as the MLB executive vice president of administration and chief legal officer.
In that capacity, Mr. DuPuy oversaw the consolidation of the American and National Leagues into the Central Offices, the consolidation of MLB's office in Washington, D.C., and the formation MLBAM (Major League Baseball Advanced Media) as its initial CEO.
DuPuy resigned from MLB in Sept. of last year at the request of Selig. It had been reported that the two had grown apart over recent years.
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