MLB Official Info
Dan HalemExecutive Vice President, Labor Relations
On Dec. 12, 2013, Dan Halem was named Major League Baseball's Executive Vice President, Labor Relations. In this role, Mr. Halem reports directly to MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and works closely with Club management officials and helps direct the administration of the revenue sharing system, the debt-service rule, the competitive balance tax, the salary arbitration system and the amateur draft support program, among other projects.
Prior to being named to his current role, Mr. Halem served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Labor, since Sept. 2007, playing a key role in all collective bargaining with the MLB Players Association, including the 2011 renewal of the Basic Agreement and all recent upgrades to the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. He also managed the bargaining relationship with the World Umpires Association.
Mr. Halem joined MLB after working as a partner in the Labor and Employment Law Department at the New York office of Proskauer, where he represented employers in collective bargaining, arbitration and administrative proceedings as well as in state and federal litigations. As a part of Proskauer's Sports Law Group, Halem counseled MLB on collective bargaining issues related to its players and umpires, and he represented individual Clubs in salary arbitration. Mr. Halem also represented and counseled the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and the New York Jets of the National Football League prior to joining MLB.
Mr. Halem graduated from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1988 and from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1991. He grew up in New Jersey and now resides in New York.