At least six professional sports organizations promoted or hired new talent to serve as general counsel in July alone, reflecting an unusual amount of in-house turnover for the sports industry.

Bob Mannino, a director and in-house recruiter at Major, Lindsey & Africa in Boston, said that, on average, general counsel of sports organizations hang onto their roles for five to seven years. However, firings, retirements and attorneys taking greater consideration of where they want to work during the pandemic have led to openings in these organizations.