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It won’t be so quiet for the Chargers lead stadium negotiator, Mark Fabiani.
This summer, Fabiani began working for seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who is facing a federal inquiry into alleged doping during his cycling career. The new gig is allowing Fabiani to refer to Armstrong antagonist Floyd Landis with the same colorful language once reserved for his favorite Chargers nemesis, former City Attorney Mike Aguirre.
“By his own admission, [Landis] is a serial liar, an epic cheater, and a swindler who raised and took almost a million dollars from his loyal fans based on his lies,” Fabiani told the Associated Press.
In June, Fabiani joined the legal team of Jamie McCourt, the estranged wife of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, in their divorce case.
These recent roles follow Fabiani’s major position this spring working for Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs as the company faced a federal probe into its role in the nation’s financial crisis.
I e-mailed Fabiani to ask if all these new jobs mean Chargers stadium talk is slowing down.
“There is no lull in Charger work,” Fabiani wrote. “My partner (Chris Lehane) and I have always represented a range of clients ever since we started our business in 2001.”
That Fabiani is attracting high-profile interest isn’t surprising given his background. For the uninitiated, here’s how ESPN.com put it:
Fabiani represented former President Bill Clinton and his wife, current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, during the mid-1990s when the Whitewater land deal was one of several controversies dogging the couple. His role led Newsweek magazine, in a post-1996 election recap, to dub him the “Master of Disaster.” The Pennsylvania native also served as deputy campaign manager for then-Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election and spearheaded communications during the subsequent Florida voting controversy.
Hat tip to reader Paul Miller who alerted me to Fabiani’s job with Armstrong in my blog’s comments section.