Randy L. Levine is of counsel in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Randy is president of the New York Yankees.
A successful management labor lawyer since 1980, Randy has represented clients in the entertainment, sports, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality and transportation industries, among others.
Before joining Jackson Lewis, Randy served as the deputy mayor for Economic Development, Planning and Administration for the City of New York, where he coordinated the Giuliani administration’s economic development policies. Prior to joining the mayor’s office, he served as the chief labor negotiator for Major League Baseball (MLB) and, in 1996, negotiated MLB’s landmark labor agreement that led to the sport’s return to prominence. Before joining MLB, Randy served as the commissioner of labor relations for the city of New York, where he negotiated several groundbreaking contracts with New York City municipal workers and successfully mediated disputes within the hotel, commercial real estate and entertainment industries.
Similarly, Randy serves as president of the New York Yankees, a position he has held since 2000. Some of the highlights of this role include:
- played the lead role in creating the Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network
- created Legends Hospitality Management, a leading hospitality and stadium services business, which includes the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys as principal partners
- led all aspects of the development and financing of the $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, including negotiations with local, state and federal governments
- played a prominent role in the Yankees’ international brand expansion, including a transformational partnership in 2013 with Manchester City Football Club to acquire Major League Soccer League’s 20th expansion team. The new team will be named New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and is slated to begin play in 2015.
- advised on all sponsorship and stadium advertising agreements, including multimillion-dollar agreements with major sponsorship categories
- participated in obtaining rights agreements with radio broadcasters
In addition to his work for the New York Yankees, Randy also led:
- the purchase and sale of the New Jersey Nets NBA team
- the purchase and sale of the New Jersey Devils NHL team
Previously, Randy served as principal associate deputy attorney general and principal deputy associate attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was the recipient of several Exceptional Service Awards.
Honors and Recognitions
- City and State NY, "Bronx Power 100" (2022)
- Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV Preeminent® - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence" (2001-present)
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
- The George Washington University, Board of Trustees
- Hooton Foundation, Board of Directors
- Yogi Berra Museum, Board of Directors