Mark MacDougall Named Among “50 Most Influential People in Sports Business”

Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal has named Akin Gump litigation partner Mark MacDougall to its list of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business, the publication’s “annual list of the people who set the tone of the industry, the ones who dictate the action and make the decisions that everyone in sports watches.”

MacDougall, a trial lawyer who ranked 17th on the list, was named for his role running and overseeing the sale of global sports and media mega-business IMG as part of the liquidation of assets for private equity firm Forstmann Little, whose late co-founder Theodore Forstmann also served as chairman and CEO of IMG.

SportsBusiness Journal notes that “It’s the deal that everyone is talking about and one that will have significant impact across sports.”