Chuck Baker is a nationally acclaimed sports and entertainment lawyer who chairs the Sports Industry Group of O'Melveny & Myers in New York. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions. He has represented a wide range of buyers and sellers of sports franchises in every major professional league, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and many European football leagues. He has guided the acquisition and sale of top professional franchises by investors in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In 2015, Baker represented the owners of the Atlanta Hawks in the sale of the NBA team, a transaction that Global M&A Networks recognized as the USA Deal of the Year.
Baker received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1985 and is a Distinguished Lecturer at NYU's Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media and Business. An avid cyclist and triathlete, Chuck has served USA Triathlon as an Independent Director, Board of Directors.