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During his 35 years on the job, Sam Fernandez of the Los Angeles Dodgers has had to play ball with dramatic new developments in the sport.

At Berkeley Law’s Future of Sports conference Friday, the Dodgers’ longtime general counsel and senior vice president spoke about his journey as an in-house leader in Major League Baseball and where the legal side of the sport is going next.

Fernandez was one of the first GCs in the major leagues, joining the Dodgers in 1983. He said that at the start of his in-house career, the team’s lawyers were often “making it up as we [went] along,” with little in the way of clear precedents before them.

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Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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