Norman Wain

General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs, USA Track & Field, Inc.

Norman Wain is presently employed as General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs at USA Track & Field, Inc., the national governing body for the sport of track and field, long distance running, and race walking in the United States. His responsibilities include managing all business and legal matters for the organization (e.g. negotiating all contracts, managing corporate governance, handling anti-doping matters, litigation oversight, etc).

Prior to Norm joining USA Track & Field, he was the Vice President – Corporate Legal Affairs at The Finish Line, Inc., a billion dollar publicly traded athletic specialty retailer in the United States, where he was responsible for the management and administration of the legal department. He also worked in the Business & Legal Affairs Department at Writers & Artists Agency, Inc., a prestigious Los Angeles talent agency (later purchased by Paradigm) and spent some time in private practice (litigation).

Norm is currently serving on the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) National Board of Directors. He founded and chaired the newly-formed ACC Sports & Entertainment Interest Group, and served as Chair of the ACC National Small Law Department Committee in 2007. He is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. Norm is also an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University where he teaches a graduate sports law course. He has spoken at both domestic and international conferences and seminars on many sports law related topics. Norm received his B.A. Degree from the University of California at Berkeley, along with Phi Beta Kappa Honors, and his J.D. Degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law.

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