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Ropes & Gray is Proud to Support Our Friend and Colleague Michael Winograd in His Candidacy for President of the U.S. Soccer Federation

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Global law firm Ropes & Gray proudly supports Michael S. Winograd in his candidacy for President of the United States Soccer Federation. Mr. Winograd, who is counsel in the firm’s litigation group, is a former professional soccer player and manager, and collegiate soccer coach.

“We are confident Michael would be as valuable an asset to US Soccer as he is to our firm,” said David Chapin, managing partner, Ropes & Gray. In addition to representing many of the world’s leaders in business and finance in meeting high-stakes challenges, solving complex problems and paving the way for success, Ropes & Gray has played a significant role in the area of professional and amateur sports as well. Its leading sports group represents a variety of prominent entities and individuals in the professional and amateur sports world, including organizations like the National Football League and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, historic professional sports franchises, large public university athletic departments, sports apparel companies, and broadcasters, including former Super Bowl winning coach and current broadcaster for NBC Sports, Tony Dungy.

“Michael is an outstanding individual,” said Jane Willis, who chairs Ropes & Gray’s global litigation practice. “His leadership skills and ability to get things done in a smart, efficient and strategic manner make him a true asset.”

For further details about Mr. Winograd’s background, candidacy and platform, visit his website at and follow him on Twitter at @WinogradUSSF.

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