What Lawyers Can Learn From Boston’s Failed Olympics Bid

July 29, 2015 – Media Mention

Jared Bartie was quoted in Law360 on what lawyers can learn from Boston’s failed bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Bartie explained that the group that assembled the bid proposal had a tough task in convincing the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee that Boston would be a good host while also building support among the city's citizens. "The boosters' job, in the first instance, is to sell the city to USOC and ultimately the IOC," Bartie said. "But it's also, on a parallel path, about selling the Olympic initiative to the community and to the constituency. If that pathway is not parallel, you end up in the situation we're in now."