Paul Tagliabue

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Paul Tagliabue is senior of counsel in Covington and Burling's "Washington, DC and New York offices and advises clients on strategic matters in the communications and media, technology, and international sectors.

"Mr. Tagliabue served with distinction as NFL Commissioner from 1989 until 2006 and presided over an extended period of labor peace and revenue growth in professional football. During his tenure, the League grew from 28 to 32 teams, secured the largest television contracts in entertainment history, supported the construction of more than 20 NFL team stadiums, and expanded the NFL’s global reach.

"Mr. Tagliabue has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and elsewhere, and has engaged in business, higher education and public policy discussions in China, India, Japan, and Europe with representatives of business, government and academia on many occasions.

"Mr. Tagliabue’s leadership of the NFL has been featured in national and international journals, including in the Economist, (“In A League Of Its Own,” April 29, 2006); Fortune (“10 Top Leaders Tell Their Secrets,” December 12, 2005); Business Week (“The NFL Machine,” January 27, 2003); Time (“The American Money Machine,” December 6, 2004); and in the China Daily ("First and 10 For the NFL in China," May 17, 2005).

"In addition to his role at Covington, Mr. Tagliabue continues as a business advisor to the NFL and advises multinational companies in other sectors." [1]

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  1. Paul Tagliabue, Covington and Burling, accessed January 12, 2009.
  2. Directors, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, accessed January 12, 2009.