Partner, Co-Chair, Sports Industry Group, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
A nationally recognized sports attorney and Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Sports Industry Group, Jared is named a “Dealmaker” by Variety, a “Power-Player” by SportsBusiness Journal, and “Sports Attorney of the Year” by the National Bar Association, and most recently one of the “Most Influential Black Lawyers in America” by Savoy Magazine.
Jared’s career uniquely encompasses both legal and business professional sports and entertainment experience. Among his various roles he has served as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of the United States Tennis Association (USTA); General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats; an executive in the National Basketball Association’s renowned Team Marketing and Business Operations group; Acting Chief Counsel of Productions at Black Entertainment Television; and General Counsel of Maxim Magazine.
He represents domestic and international clients on a variety of high-profile matters, including professional sports team investments, stadium and arena transactions, prominent facility naming rights and sponsorship transactions, and complex media rights agreements. His clients have included the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Under Armour, Legends, Pac-12 Conference, USA Track & Field, USA Volleyball, Washington Convention and Sports Authority and City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority.
Jared has developed a robust practice in the burgeoning esports industry and advises on team investments, league entry negotiations, corporate sponsorships, player contract discussions, and arena development matters. His deals have involved navigating entry into the top esports leagues, including Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League and Riot’s North America League of Legends Championship Series. Jared’s esports clients have included Envy Gaming, Gen. G (previously KSV esports International), FlyQuest, Washington Convention and Sports Authority, and Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones.
In 2017, Jared was named a Presidential Appointee to the Executive Committee of the USTA and currently serves on the March of Dimes Sports Luncheon Committee. He is a founding member of the African American History and Culture Endowed Scholarship at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Jared earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A. from American University.