Jimmie Lee Solomon

Jimmie Lee Solomon is of counsel to the firm. Mr. Solomon has been involved in real estate acquisition and development, general business and corporate representation, legislative and governmental affairs, along with sports law and administration for more than thirty years.

Jimmie Lee serves as of counsel, working with his team to provide client advocacy through preemptive consultation and intervention, and client training. Jimmie Lee is a skilled negotiator, helping negotiate client municipal finance and real estate interests.

Jimmie Lee has extensive experience providing political strategy and currently advises the Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner on election strategy and outreach, and forging alliances across the political aisle. Jimmie Lee was appointed by MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent as Executive Director of Minor League Baseball Operations. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig selected Jimmie Lee to serve as Senior Vice-President of MLB Operations and then as Executive Vice-President of MLB Operations and Development. In that position, Jimmie Lee oversaw Major League Operations, Minor League Operations, International Operations, Security and Facility Management, On-Field Discipline, the Umpires, the Scouting Bureau and the Arizona Fall League. In addition, he created and presided over the annual MLB Futures Game, Civil Rights Game and the MLB Urban Youth Academies. Jimmie Lee is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D.1981
Dartmouth College, B.A., History 1978

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

District of Columbia Bar

HONORS

Triumph Award honoring Humanitarians in Arts, Entertainment, and Sports
Congressional Horizon Award
Black Enterprise 50 Most Powerful African Americans in Sports
Sports Illustrated 101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports (no. 9)

CIVIC & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Former Board Director, Triple Crown Acquisition Corp.
Former Vice Chairman, Citizenship Through Sports Alliance
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Former Board Member: National Congressional Award Foundation

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Served as DC general and legislative counsel to the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the National Bank of Washington, the DC Medical Society, the Soap & Detergent Association, the Aluminum Association and the National Capitol Reciprocal Insurance Company, among others

Formally practiced with the Washington, DC office of Baker & Hostetler, where his practice included providing counsel and plotting legislative strategy to corporations, partnerships and individuals on a vast variety of business and civic endeavors.