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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
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DLA Piper LLP (US), Peter White, New York, USA

Peter White

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Work +1 212 335 4555
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Sports, Media and Entertainment

Position

Partner and Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper's US Media, Sport and Entertainment Sector

Career

Peter White has over 20 years of experience in the professional sports business, representing various parties in commercial, development, financing, corporate and M&A transactions involving the world's major sports leagues, including Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, England's Premier League and Italy's Lega Serie A.

As Global Co-Chair of the firm's Media, Sport and Entertainment Sector, Peter helps coordinate the firm's financing, M&A, sponsorship, development, major events and disputes practices in this sector around the world and manages significant client relationships.

Education

JD, St. John's University School of Law; BA, Adelphi University

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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