Andrew L Lee, Former GC of New York Jets & Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP - E119 & E120
In this two-part series, Andrew L. Lee of counsel and a litigation and business attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP talks about his 20 years of experience in the sports, media, and entertainment industries, both in-house and as an outside advisor. Andy began his legal career working at a prestigious New York City law firm and was a member of its distinguished Sports Law Practice. Subsequently, he served as General Counsel for the National Football League's New York Jets as well as the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. Andy is also the founder of ALL Counsel P.C.
In part 1, Andy discusses how he become the first General Counsel of the New York Jets, the projects he worked on and lessons learned from working for an NFL team. He describes his journey back into private practice, the challenges of scaling sports and entertainment practice and his reasons for joining Foley & Lardner.
In part 2, Andy discusses future trends in sports law including NFTs, sports media, new entrants to the sports competition organisers space and more.
Andy is based in the New York office of Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a member of the firm's Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and is a member of, and Special Advisor to, the Sports & Entertainment Industry Team, with an emphasis on providing counsel to senior-level executives at high-profile companies.
Andy has extensive experience both as a litigator and a corporate transactional attorney, having handled complex litigation and business deals involving media rights, sponsorships, naming rights, intellectual property, licensing and internet-related issues, music licensing, business formation, acquisitions and restructurings, business divorces, human resources, nonprofit corporation formation and operations, employment issues, antitrust, real estate, corporate compliance, and finance-related issues, among others.
We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same.
The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.
For more sports law news, commentary and analysis go to LawInSport.com
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