Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU

Since 2011, I have been a member of the faculty at New York University's Tisch Institute for Global Sports, where my teaching and research are focused on legal and governance issues in Olympic and international sport. I teach students in both our undergraduate and graduate programs, including the following classes:

  • Sports Law
  • International Sports Governance
  • Legal Issues in Sports
  • Intellectual Property & Licensing
  • Organizations in Sports
  • Internship

Lawyer & Arbitrator

After retiring from Olympic competition, I attended Boston College Law School. I practiced law for a decade in New York City, first at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and then at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. My litigation practice focused on intellectual property, licensing and various other commercial matters. I represented Olympic athletes, sports organizations and executives in regulatory, eligibility, anti-doping and ethics matters.

I am an arbitrator and have heard cases both before the American Arbitration Association, as well as the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In February 2018, I will serve on the CAS Anti-Doping Division at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.

 

Olympic Athlete

I was a member of the U.S. National Luge Team for 14 years, won the National Championships seven times, was names U.S. Female Luge Athlete of the Year nine times, and had the good fortune of representing the United States at four Olympic Games.

  • 1988 - Calgary
  • 1992 - Albertville
  • 1994 - Lillehammer
  • 1998 - Nagano

In 1994, I was elected by my teammates to carry the American flag at the Opening Ceremonies, which was both humbling and exciting. During my tenure on the National Team, I also won 11 World Cup medals.