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Variety Names Partner Carissa Coze to “Dealmakers Impact Report”

Variety recognized Partner Carissa Coze in its 2019 “Dealmakers Impact Report,” which features the lawyers and executives behind Hollywood’s biggest and most impactful transactions.

The publication featured Ms. Coze in a profile with Adam Reiss, executive vice president and associate general counsel for Fox Corp., for their work together on a first-of-its-kind national media and sports betting partnership between Fox and The Stars Group. Called FOX Bet, the mobile app gives customers in states with regulated betting the opportunity to place real money wagers on the outcome of a wide range of sporting events.

Sports Business Daily called the transaction “the boldest step taken by a US media company in the sports gambling space.”  Several other outlets reported on the deal when it was first announced in May 2019, including Variety, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times and Associated Press, among others.