Ricketts, one of the first women and LGBTQ+ owners of a major U.S. professional sports franchise, is a minority owner of the Chicago Sky and co-owner of the Chicago Cubs. Ricketts is also co-founder and director of Beyond Barriers, the world’s only career fitness platform that empowers professional women with strategies to become future-ready leaders.
The Sidley team was led by Entertainment, Sports and Media (ESM) partner Eric Geffner and managing associate Luisa Lizoain, both in Century City. The ESM/corporate team also included New York partner and ESM co-chair Chuck Baker, Miami senior managing associate Axel Miranda, and Miami associate Alyssa Levy. Other team members included Palo Alto partner Nicholas Frey (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation), Chicago partner Lauren Gallagher (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation), Palo Alto partner Rachel Kleinberg (Tax), Chicago partner Teresa Reuter (Labor, Employment and Immigration), Washington D.C. senior managing associate Malaz Moustafa (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation), and Los Angeles senior managing associate Jonathan Westreich (Tax).