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Dick Cass and his wife and have lived in Chevy Chase Village for over 37 years and raised their two children here. Mr. Cass also lived in the Village for several years as a child and attended Somerset Elementary School. He and his brother had a Washington Post newspaper route in the Village in the late 1950's and became well acquainted with all the houses (and dogs) in the neighborhood.
Mr. Cass graduated from Princeton and then Yale Law School and moved to Washington to join the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) in 1972. He became involved in the NFL when he represented Jerry Jones in acquiring the Dallas Cowboys in the late 1980's. Mr. Cass continued to act as the Cowboys' outside counsel until he left the practice of law in 2004. He also advised the NFL on its 1993 collective bargaining agreement with the players' union, which introduced free agency and the salary cap to the NFL. In 1999 Mr. Cass represented the estate of Jack Kent Cooke in selling the Washington Redskins to Dan Snyder. In 2000 he represented Steve Bisciotti in acquiring 49 percent of the Baltimore Ravens from Art Modell, along with an option to buy the balance of the team. When Steve exercised that option in 2004, he hired Mr. Cass to be President of the Ravens, and he is now in my 14th year as President.
"I am looking forward to sharing with my neighbors how the Ravens manage the opportunities and challenges of being an NFL team. I will also discuss some of the challenges facing the NFL and how the League will address them." -- Dick Cass