With training camps underway in the Countrywide Football League, the Jacksonville Jaguars have reshuffled their in-residence legal team following a raid from a further sport.

The Jaguars and All Elite Wrestling promoted Lauren Strackbine to typical counsel in July. Equally entities are owned by the billionaire Shahid Khan, who built his fortune in the automobile pieces organization.

Strackbine, who joined the Jaguars as an affiliate typical counsel in 2016 immediately after performing in-residence at AMN Healthcare Products and services Inc., took on the new role after predecessor Cassie McBride was employed as an executive vice president and typical counsel for the Countrywide Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks.

McBride joined the Sharks in a transfer brokered by executive recruiting organization Lookup Resolution Group, which disclosed her new role in a July 27 assertion. The NHL crew retained Lookup Alternative in March to uncover a new lawful chief for the Sharks, which last yr parted ways with their co-president and previous basic counsel John Tortora.

The Sharks, known for their exceptional coloration scheme, are owned by German billionaire Hasso Plattner, co-founder of application corporation SAP SE. The Sharks hire counsel Andrew Koehler, hired by the team in 2016 by former counsel Maggy Carlyle, who final year grew to become common counsel for the Pac-12 Conference.

In a modern LinkedIn article, McBride reported she was enthusiastic to be part of an “amazing group at Staff Teal!” She is now the NHL team’s top rated attorney, overseeing all authorized issues linked to the Sharks and Silicon Valley Sports and Leisure LLC, a privately held entity that owns the club and various athletics-relevant qualities in the Bay Area, such as the 18,000-seat SAP Heart in San Jose.

McBride and Strackbine did not answer to requests for remark about their new roles, nor did a Jaguars spokeswoman. Both equally lawyers are graduates of the California Western College or university of Legislation in San Diego.

Khan’s Legal Brigade

Prior to currently being hired by the Jaguars in 2014, McBride was an associate counsel for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and labored in legal affairs and chance administration for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels, now hunting for a new best attorney.

In 2016, the Jaguars promoted McBride to normal counsel, earning her just one of the youngest crew legal professionals to maintain that job in the NFL. McBride took accountability for the franchise’s working day-to-day legal functions and oversaw transactions, chance administration, and compliance for the club and its affiliates.

McBride also performed a important purpose advising on the formation of a London-primarily based arm for the Jaguars, who for the earlier decade have played just one match each and every calendar year in the city as part of a prepare to expand the NFL’s global footprint. Khan, the Jaguars’ proprietor, built an ultimately unsuccessful bid to get London’s Wembley Stadium in 2018.

In 2019, McBride took on the extra part of common counsel for AEW, a wrestling startup shaped by Khan and his son Tony Khan to challenge Vince McMahon’s Entire world Wrestling Entertainment Inc. McBride and Strackbine, the new normal counsel, labored closely with Megha Parekh, chief lawful officer for the Jaguars and AEW.

Parekh was publicly praised last yr by Amanda Huber, the widow of Jonathan Huber, a expert wrestler for AEW acknowledged as Brodie Lee who died Dec. 26 soon after being hospitalized for two months with a lung problem. Huber claimed Parekh assisted her late husband obtain remedy from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

In June, the Jaguars announced Parekh’s advertising to government vice president for the Khan family’s portfolio of sporting activities, enjoyment, and enhancement companies. Parekh, a previous affiliate at Proskauer Rose in New York, didn’t react to a ask for for remark. She joined the Jaguars in early 2013, a very little around a 12 months just after Proskauer advised Khan on his $760 million buy of the NFL group.

Parekh, McBride, and Strackbine aren’t the only legal professionals doing the job in Khan’s sports activities enterprise empire, which incorporates the English soccer staff Fulham in London. The Jaguars’ web-site reveals the club a short while ago employed improvement initiatives counsel Christopher Peck, a former running attorney at McMichael Taylor Gray.

Alan “Trip” MacCracken III, a previous law firm for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and Kansas Town Chiefs who most not long ago labored in the startup XFL, joined the Jaguars previously this yr as director of roster administration. Jessica Jones, a former paralegal at Florida’s Wide and Cassel, now part of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, has invested the previous decade as vice president of individuals and culture for the Jaguars.