Proskauer Rose understands both law and home runs. Founded in 1875, the law firm is one of the largest in the US and among the nation's leading practitioners of sports law. Its clients include Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the National Basketball Association (former partner David Stern is commissioner of the NBA). Although its sports practice is dominant, the law firm also supports more than 50 industry and practice groups. It has garnered attention for its strength in labor and employment; other practice areas include banking, copyright, First Amendment, and real estate. Proskauer Rose employs more than 700 lawyers in 13 offices.