Following Law360's selection of Daniel Render for its Law360 Rising Stars list, the publication featured a Q&A covering Daniel's career path and notable deals, his thoughts on the changing industry and what about law practice motivates him.
Law360 noted that Daniel was selected to be recognized among the sports attorneys under age 40 in part because he was instrumental in negotiating the naming rights for the Los Angeles Clippers' future arena and that he helped orchestrate private equity investments in NBA teams over the last year.
The article highlights his work with the Clippers and the team's new venue currently under construction, the Intuit Dome, negotiating the naming rights sponsorship agreement for Intuit Dome while simultaneously negotiating a key founding sponsorship agreement for the Clippers and Intuit Dome.
Daniel explained the challenge: "Negotiating those simultaneously on a very tight timeline was very challenging and interesting, because they often involve long hours coordinating between two different parties, and changes to one agreement might impact the other agreement. Having to basically just always be thinking ahead and thinking in three dimensions of how everything relates to each other was very interesting and rewarding."
Daniel discussed his career trajectory, from playing college baseball at Haverford College and starting his career working in marketing for the Chicago White Sox to becoming a Sports and Sports Facilities partner at Katten.
A team approach, focused on collaborative outcomes is a major motivation for him.
"I do enjoy the fact that you're working towards a collegial, collaborative outcome," he said. "So when I sense that there are transactions that really have those dynamics prominently front and center, I can feel an extra drive to make it happen for everybody."
"Rising Star: Katten Muchin's Daniel Render," Law360, June 21, 2022