Last week Paul Jacobs was running Jacobs Chase, a 28-attorney firm in Denver, with a history of major sports deals. As of this week, Jacobs, 71, is of counsel at Husch Blackwell, an Am Law 100 firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, that on July 14 hired Jacobs and 23 attorneys from the firm he cofounded.

A Boston native, Jacobs is known in Denver as one of the driving forces behind the city’s successful bid for the Major League Baseball expansion team that ultimately became the Colorado Rockies. He served as the Rockies’ executive vice president and general counsel from 1991 to 1995.