ABA’s ‘Our Curious Amalgam’ - Is the Game Over? New Challenges to the Antitrust Exemption for Major League Baseball – a discussion with Sathya Gosselin

Major League Baseball (MLB) is big business, with revenues that exceeded $10 billion in 2019. How and why is MLB sometimes immune from antitrust scrutiny?

Sathya Gosselin, partner in our Washington, DC office, joins co-hosts Alicia Downey of Downey Law LLC and Melissa Maxman of Cohen & Gresser LLP, along with guest Julian Perlman of BakerHostetler, to debate the pros and cons of the baseball exemption from a policy and practical perspective. 

This episode explores how the antitrust exemption materialized, how the industry has changed over the last 100 years, how the exemption affects people in the baseball industry, and whether or not the exemption should endure. Sathya and Julian give their unique perspective on the future of antitrust law in baseball and where they believe this conversation will be headed next. 

Listen to this episode of 'Our Curious Amalgam' to learn about recent efforts underway in Congress and the courts to re-evaluate the baseball exemption.