Major League Baseball announced today that it has opened an office in Washington, DC that will be led by Josh Alkin, who has been appointed Vice President, Government Relations. In this new capacity, Alkin will report to Dan Halem, MLB's Chief Legal Officer.
Alkin, who has worked with MLB for nearly 15 years during his tenure with the firm BakerHostetler, will now support the game's efforts as a full-time member of the Commissioner's Office. Lucy Calautti, also formerly of BakerHostetler, will continue to provide representation to MLB in Washington. Calautti has worked with MLB since May of 2000, including as Director of Federal Relations.
In addition, MLB has also hired the Duberstein Group. Partners Ken Duberstein, Dan Meyer, Steve Champlin, Brian Griffin and David Schiappa will provide counsel on government-related issues.