O’Melveny Reps Celebs Launching LA Women’s Soccer Team
Law360 (July 21, 2020, 7:05 PM EDT) — O’Melveny & Myers LLP is guiding a star-studded ownership group of a new National Women’s Soccer League franchise in Los Angeles that is set to begin play in 2022, the firm and league announced Tuesday.
The majority-women ownership group includes former U.S. Women’s National Team legend Mia Hamm, Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, among a bevy of celebrities, entertainment executives and venture capital investors.
The group has acquired the rights to bring an NWSL franchise to Los Angeles, according to Tuesday’s announcement. The team, which is currently being called “Angel City,” said it will…