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Robert Manfred

American Lawyer, Business Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball

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Since 1998, Robert D. Manfred, Jr. has served as Executive Vice President of Labor Relations for Major League Baseball.  His primary responsibility is Baseball’s collective bargaining relationship with the Major League Baseball Players Association.  He served as the chief negotiator for the Clubs in both 2002 and 2006.  Mr. Manfred is also responsible for the collective bargaining relationship with the World Umpires Association and the human resources function in the Commissioner’s Office in New York.

Mr. Manfred graduated from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1980.  He received his law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1983, where he was an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.  While at Harvard, he wrote a Note concerning contribution limitations under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.  Following law school, Mr. Manfred served as a clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro in the District of Massachusetts.

Following his clerkship, Mr. Manfred joined the Labor and Employment Law Section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP resident in the Washington, D.C., office.  He became a partner in the firm in 1992.  At Morgan, Lewis, Mr. Manfred represented employers in numerous industries, including transportation, healthcare, professional sports and airlines.  He participated directly in the formulation and negotiation of economic and non-economic proposals for Major League Baseball in two separate rounds of collective bargaining (1990 and 1994-96).  He represented individual teams in salary arbitrations and in grievance arbitrations and provided advice to teams on their individual salary negotiations with players.  Outside the professional sports context, Mr. Manfred negotiated agreements with nurses, operating engineers and service employees on behalf of the Washington Hospital Center.

In addition to this collective bargaining experience, Mr. Manfred represented a number of clients in employee-benefit related matters.  He served as counsel to the employer trustees on a number of jointly administered pension and health and welfare funds.  He also represented multi-employer funds in federal court litigation under the Multi-Employer Pension Plan Amendments Act.

Mr. Manfred’s other litigation experience includes the representation of employers in actions brought under the Railway Labor Act and various federal anti-discrimination statutes.

Active in professional organizations, Mr. Manfred is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, is a member of the Labor Section of the American Bar Association and is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

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Robert Manfred

American Lawyer, Business Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball

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Robert Manfred Biography

Since 1998, Robert D. Manfred, Jr. has served as Executive Vice President of Labor Relations for Major League Baseball.  His primary responsibility is Baseball’s collective bargaining relationship with the Major League Baseball Players Association.  He served as the chief negotiator for the Clubs in both 2002 and 2006.  Mr. Manfred is also responsible for the collective bargaining relationship with the World Umpires Association and the human resources function in the Commissioner’s Office in New York.

Mr. Manfred graduated from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1980.  He received his law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1983, where he was an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.  While at Harvard, he wrote a Note concerning contribution limitations under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.  Following law school, Mr. Manfred served as a clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro in the District of Massachusetts.

Following his clerkship, Mr. Manfred joined the Labor and Employment Law Section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP resident in the Washington, D.C., office.  He became a partner in the firm in 1992.  At Morgan, Lewis, Mr. Manfred represented employers in numerous industries, including transportation, healthcare, professional sports and airlines.  He participated directly in the formulation and negotiation of economic and non-economic proposals for Major League Baseball in two separate rounds of collective bargaining (1990 and 1994-96).  He represented individual teams in salary arbitrations and in grievance arbitrations and provided advice to teams on their individual salary negotiations with players.  Outside the professional sports context, Mr. Manfred negotiated agreements with nurses, operating engineers and service employees on behalf of the Washington Hospital Center.

In addition to this collective bargaining experience, Mr. Manfred represented a number of clients in employee-benefit related matters.  He served as counsel to the employer trustees on a number of jointly administered pension and health and welfare funds.  He also represented multi-employer funds in federal court litigation under the Multi-Employer Pension Plan Amendments Act.

Mr. Manfred’s other litigation experience includes the representation of employers in actions brought under the Railway Labor Act and various federal anti-discrimination statutes.

Active in professional organizations, Mr. Manfred is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, is a member of the Labor Section of the American Bar Association and is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

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  • How to book Robert Manfred?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robert Manfred for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Robert Manfred, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Robert Manfred or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robert Manfred?

    Booking fees for Robert Manfred, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robert Manfred, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Robert Manfred?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert Manfred for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert Manfred for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robert Manfred or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert Manfred or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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