WNBA hires outside law firm as Aces sponsorship investigation continues

Callie Lawson-Freeman, Las Vegas Review-Journal on

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LAS VEGAS — The WNBA’s investigation into the Las Vegas Convention and Vistors Authority’s sponsorship offers to Aces players gained more legs last week.

The league hired an outside firm to conduct the probe: Kobre and Kim LLP. The group specializes in internal investigations, often centered around allegations of misconduct and fraud.

LVCVA president and CEO Steve Hill has been contacted by the firm and plans to speak with it this week.


“I’m happy to talk to Steve (Kobre), explain what happened and why,” Hill says. “There’s no problem here.”

Hill unveiled a $100,000 sponsorship offer to each of the Aces’ 12 players in the team’s locker room at Michelob Ultra Arena on May 17. The deals still aren’t done as of Monday. The WNBA opened an investigation into the Aces soon after the announcement to see what role, if any, the team played in the proposal.

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