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Ian Carleton Schaefer Discusses How a Mentor Impacted His Career at Epstein Becker Green

Cornell University Newsroom

Ian Carleton Schaefer, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in a Cornell University news posting titled “Hoop Hopes: How the NBA Is Getting More Fans Engaged in the Game.” The article discussed how NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum, a fellow Cornell alum, influenced the work Mr. Schaefer now performs on behalf of clients.

Following is an excerpt:

Attorney Ian Schaefer ’01 said he came to the dinner to thank Tatum for helping to launch his career. When Schaefer was a freshman, Tatum, then working for Major League Baseball, was a guest lecturer at his introduction to business management class. They spoke after class, and Tatum later helped Schaefer land a labor-relations internship with MLB for the following summer.

Today, Schaefer does employment law at Epstein Becker Green in Manhattan, which includes work in the field of professional sports.

“We’ve come full circle,” Schaefer said when they met during the cocktail reception outside the Grand Hyatt ballroom. “Thank you for sending me on my course.”