The C-Suite in Sports
Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun
Blank Rome of counsel Mason P. Ashe will serve as a panel moderator at the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association’s (“BESLA”) 42nd Annual Conference, “Ascending beyond the Moment,” being held November 30 through December 4, 2022, in Cancun, Mexico.
Mason’s session, “The C-Suite in Sports,” will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
- Jessica Wright, Esq., General Counsel, D.C. United
- Emerson Moore, Esq., EVP & Chief People Officer, Brooklyn Nets
C-Suite executives from professional sports teams will provide insights regarding the challenges that their organizations navigate, including identifying strategies to eliminate bias and foster diversity & inclusion; practical issues for sports lawyers negotiating compensation, such as skyrocketing player salaries and gender parity for players and executives; name, image, and likeness deals; television and digital revenue-sharing issues including sports betting, NFTs, and cryptocurrency; and balancing players’ desires to protest social justice issues with labor and employment law considerations.
The mission of BESLA is to advance the excellence of professionals in the entertainment, sports, and related industries. BESLA is a nationally recognized leader in legal education and professional development within the United States for lawyers and professionals in the entertainment, sports, and related industries.