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Brian Baxter writes for The Am Law Daily.

Proskauer Rose, no stranger to advising professional sports leagues and franchises, has been retained by Major League Baseball for a scandal-soaked suit filed Friday by embattled New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and his lawyers from Reed Smith, Gordon & Rees, and New York’s Tacopina Seigel & Turano.

As The Am Law Daily reported in August, Rodriguez retained Reed Smith commercial litigation cohead Jordan Siev and investment management chair James McCarroll earlier this year to advise him in his dealings with MLB amid its push to hit the steroid-tainted slugger with a 211-game suspension. By then, Rodriguez was already being advised by sports and entertainment lawyer Wm. David Cornwell Sr., a well-regarded player advocate whose Atlanta-based firm was absorbed by Gordon & Rees last year.

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