Bickner Series Concludes with Robert DuPuy, Former MLB President and COO


The School of Kinesiology is pleased to welcome Mr. Robert DuPuy, former President & Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball, as the final speaker in this year's Bickner Series.

Friday, March 23
Observatory Lodge 1100
1402 Washington Heights

Robert A. DuPuy was named the President and Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball in 2002. As President and Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball, he was responsible for all phases of baseball's Central Offices, including licensing, sponsorship, international, broadcasting, publishing, marketing, public relations, government relations, baseball operations, legal affairs, finance, baseball's internet operations and the labor relations committee.

DuPuy has been involved in most of Major League Baseball's legal issues since 1989, when he was brought in as outside legal counsel. He negotiated the settlement of the collusion grievance in 1990, and served as the principal outside counsel to the Commissioner and the Executive Council from 1992 until 1998, when Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig hired him as the MLB Executive Vice President of Administration and Chief Legal Officer.

Mr. DuPuy retired from MLB in 2010 and returned to private law practice with Foley and Lardner, where he is a partner.

DuPuy bio on MLB. com