Utility Players

Guest: Fred Rivera on the Mariners’ new lease, ballpark improvements and community programs.

The Seattle Mariners have a three-pronged mission: to win championships, to create unforgettable experiences for fans, guests and employees and to serve their communities. In the first episode of Season Five, we take you out to the proverbial ball game for a discussion with Mariners’ Executive Vice President/General Counsel Fred Rivera about how the Mariners are delivering on their mission. We hear about the Mariners’ new lease at T-Mobile Park, the $80M in the ballpark’s capital improvements and the Club’s community programs.

Fred Rivera visited UW Law in the spring as a special guest of our Entertainment Law Association. He shared with students, and now shares with us, how he pivoted to sports law after time as a civil rights lawyer for the Department of Justice and 18 years at Perkins Coie, where he was Managing Partner of the Seattle office.

In 2017, Rivera became the Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel for the Seattle Mariners. He oversees the club’s legal and government affairs department, leads new business initiatives relating to real estate development and manages the club's external functions like community relations and the Mariners Care Foundation.

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