Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business
7 E. 12th Street, 4th Floor  ǀ  New York, New York 10003
email:  ǀ  phone: 212-998-7224


Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH | Bachelor of Arts, Geography, cum laude (1995)

Boston College Law School, Newton, MA | Juris Doctor (2001)

University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France | Executive Masters in Sports Organization Management (MEMOS) coordinated by the International Olympic Committee (2014)

  • Research project for MEMOS masters program analyzed how the 205 National Olympic Committees worldwide are using social media to engage with stakeholders and promote their brands; made recommendations to the IOC with respect to best practices.


New York University, New York, NY (2011-present)
Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Clinical Assistant Professor of Sports Management (2014-present)

  • Teach law and governance classes to undergraduate and graduate students, including Sports Law, Legal Issues in Sports, Intellectual Property, International Sports Governance, Amateur Sports Governance and Organizations in Sports.
  • Oversee all aspects of internship class for undergraduate students; revised format for the course which now includes small group discussion sessions, rated highly by students.
  • Regularly meet with students to provide career advice and mentoring.
  • Created “Women in Sports” to support the female students in the Tisch Sports Institute, which has launched with a series of lunch conversations with professionals working in the industry.
  • Member of Steering Committee for the Social Responsibility of Sports Conference.
  • Lead an annual trip to NBC Sports in Stamford, Connecticut with a group of students to learn about the sports media industry and to meet with NBC’s Internship Coordinator.
  • Faculty Advisor for Graduate Sports Business Society (2014-2015).
  • Chaired Faculty Search Committee (2014-2015).
  • Faculty Advisor for the Tisch Institute’s Scholars Program (2014-2015).

Adjunct Instructor (2011-2013)

  • Taught International Sports Governance, Amateur Sports Governance and Legal Issues in Sports.
  • Served as an Academic Advisor in Fall 2012 to more than 50 undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Guest lectured in multiple classes at Tisch Center and NYU Law School on issues in Olympic sport; speaker on various panels, including the Tisch Center’s Women in Sports: Achievements, Progress, Barriers, and NYU Law School’s Milbank Tweed Forum-Miller's Courts: The Future of Sports and Law.

International Olympic Academy, Olympia, Greece (September 2014, 2015)
Multicultural interdisciplinary center that aims at studying, enriching and promoting Olympism
Supervising Professor

  • Taught classes to PhD and Master’s students at the International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students on Olympic-related issues in law, organizational governance, dispute resolution, and athletes’ rights.
  • Received the second highest ratings of all professors in the 2015 program (more than 15 professors from universities around the world).


Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland (2015-present)
International independent body established to settle sports-related disputes

  • Appointed to a pool of approximately 300 arbitrators worldwide (about 30 of whom are women) to resolve cases relating to doping, eligibility, ethics, governance and compliance, as well as commercial disputes, through arbitration and mediation.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, New York, NY (2013-2015)
Premier business litigation firm with offices worldwide

  • Cases included antitrust class action against National Hockey League concerning television broadcasts.

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC, New York, NY (2003-2011)
Nationally known media, entertainment and intellectual property firm
Senior Associate, Litigation, Intellectual Property and Entertainment

  • Represented Olympic athletes, sports organizations and executives in regulatory, eligibility, anti-doping and ethics matters, including before Court of Arbitration for Sport. Litigated first-ever “non-analytical positive” case brought by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in connection with the federal criminal investigation of BALCO.
  • Advised clients such as Nike, Tribune Media Services, and the Tribeca Film Festival on a wide array of trademark, copyright, right of publicity, unfair competition, licensing and other commercial matters.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York, NY (2001-2003)
Global law firm that provides a full range of legal services to Fortune 100 companies
Associate, Intellectual Property / Litigation Group

  • Litigated trademark, copyright, and unfair competition cases; drafted licensing agreements

Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P., Colorado Springs, Colorado (Summer 1999)
Full service global law firm and outside counsel to the U.S. Olympic Committee
Summer Law Clerk



Athletes Quarterly, New York, NY (2014-2017)
Luxury lifestyle magazine for professional and Olympic athletes
Director of Strategic Partnerships

  • Interview professional and Olympic athletes and write features for the print magazine;
    advise AQ with respect to strategic partnerships.

SportsMark Management Group
Global sports marketing, event management, and corporate hospitality company

  • Managed multi-million dollar ticket account for major Olympic sponsor during the Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta, Georgia (1996).
  • Managed event planning and hosted corporate clients of Olympic sponsors for the US Olympic Festival, Denver, Colorado (1995).

El Pomar Foundation, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Summer 1998)

Visiting Fellow

  • Developed public relations and marketing strategy for
    El Pomar Youth in Community Service outreach program.



International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland (2014)
Agenda 2020 Working Group

  • Member of IOC Working Group on Culture Strategy tasked with providing feedback and ideas to IOC President Bach with regard to the role culture should play in the Olympic Movement.

International Olympic Academy, Olympia, Greece (1997, 1998 and 2013)

  • Elected in 2013 to Executive Committee of IOA Participants’ Association as Research Coordinator.
  • Delegate to 1997 Session; Discussion Group Coordinator in 1998 to facilitate academic discussion among participants from 100+ countries regarding Olympic philosophy and values.

NYC2012, New York, NY (2002-2005)
Organization that planned New York City’s bid for the 2012 Olympic Games

  • Board of Directors; Circle of Olympians.

United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO (1996-2003)
Organization responsible for overseeing all Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American sports activities in the U.S.

  • Board of Directors (1996-2003)
    Served as advocate for all Olympic, Paralympic and Pan-American athletes at the highest level of amateur sports governance in the United States.
  • Athletes’ Advisory Council (1996-2004)
    Representative from the sport of luge (1996-2000); At-Large Member (2000-present); restructured AAC Bylaws and authored multiple amendments.
  • Legislation Committee (2003-2004)
    Analyzed proposed amendments to USOC Constitution and Bylaws.
  • Government Relations and Planning Committee (2000-2004)
    Assisted with drafting amendments to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act.
  • Athlete Support (1996-2000)
    Developed new policies and procedures by which funds were granted to athletes.
  • Governance & Ethics Task Force
    Member of Task Force that examined the mission and purposes of the USOC and developed fundamental changes to the governance structure of the organization, which were accepted by the USOC Board of Directors; testified on behalf of the Task Force before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

United States Olympic Academy, Colorado Springs, CO (Summer 1998, 1999)

  • Lead workshops on the Olympic ideals for community-based sports
    organizations from around the country.

USA Luge, Lake Placid, NY (1993-1998)
National Governing Body for the sport of luge in the United States

  • Chair, Audit and Ethics Committee (2016-present)
  • USA Luge Vice President (1998-2001)
    Assisted in expanding programs to encompass Olympic facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • USA Luge Executive Board (1993-2001)
    Assisted in developing strategic plan for USA Luge; successfully lobbied for a
    comprehensive education plan to benefit junior athletes.
  • Co-Chair, Athletes’ Council (1993-1998)
    Represented athletes’ views to all levels of the USA Luge administration; successfully
    lobbied for change in international federation rules.
  • USA Luge Federation Foundation Board (1994-1997)
    Athlete representative to board that managed over $1 million of USLA’s assets.

U.S. Olympic and National Luge Teams   (1985-1998)

  • Member of 4 United States Olympic Teams
    • 1988 – Calgary, Canada
    • 1992 – Albertville, France
    • 1994 – Lillehammer, Norway
    • 1998 – Nagano, Japan
  • Member of U.S. National Luge Team from 1985-1998.
  • First American to win a World Cup medal; first woman to win gold at a luge World Cup.
  • Highest overall World Cup ranking in luge for any American woman ever.
  • Winner of 11 World Cup medals; 7x U.S. National Champion; 9x U.S. Luge Female Athlete of Year.
  • Elected by Olympic teammates to carry the American flag at Opening Ceremonies at 1994 Olympics.


  • Women in Sports Law (WISLaw), Co-Founding Member (2016-present)
  • Sports Lawyers Association (2003-present)
  • Women in Sports and Events (2005-present)
  • NY State Bar Assoc. Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section (2003-present)
  • Women’s Sports Foundation, Member (1985-present)
  • New York City Bar Association Sports Law Committee (2003-2005, 2007-2009)
  • Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal Advisory Board (2006-2009)


Athlete Ally (2011-present)
Nonprofit organization that promotes LGBTQ inclusion in sport
Athlete Ambassador

  • Support Athlete Ally's message of respect, inclusion and equality both on and off the playing field; facilitate the organization's outreach in the Olympic community

Kids Play International (2011-present)
Nonprofit organization that uses sport to promote gender equity
Athlete Ambassador

  • Promote the mission to use sport as a catalyst to advance gender equity in developing countries.
  • Helped launch a community sports program in Gatagara, Rwanda; cultivated organizational partners such as Rwanda Olympic Committee and OlympAfrica; recruited members of Advisory Board.

Art of the Olympians (2006-present)
Program of the Al Oerter Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes the Olympic Ideals

  • Member of AOTO since the organization’s inception; promote the
    connection between sport, art and the Olympics


  • Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, Pursuing Excellence in Sport Dispute Resolution, Vancouver, Canada, January 2016
  • NYU Sports & Society, Youth Sports: Whose Game is it Anyway?: A Conference for Parents and Community Leaders, Stamford, Connecticut, November 2015
  • NYU Sports & Society, Embracing Sports in the U.A.E.: Building Domestically, Expanding Globally, NYU Abu Dhabi, November 2014
  • IWG World Conference on Women in Sport in Helsinki, Finland, Using Sport As A Tool To Promote Inclusion, June 2014
  • United States Olympic Committee event at Rockefeller Center, “Making Team USA: 100 Days to Sochi,” November, 2013
  • NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management: Lounge to London: An Olympic Discussion With Tisch Center Esteemed Faculty, April 2012
  • New York University Law School Intellectual Property Entertainment Law Society: Olympic Broadcast and Intellectual Property Rights, March 2012
  • Columbia University, Guest Lecturer in Sports Law Class: Anti-Doping Regulation and Adjudication in Olympic Sports, February 2012
  • NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management Lecture Series: Women in Sports: Achievements, Progress, Barriers, March 2011
  • New York State First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson’s “Healthy Steps to Albany: First Lady’s Challenge” program for New York City school children, March 1, 2010
  • United States Olympic Committee event at Rockefeller Center, “Making Team USA: 100 Days to Vancouver,” November, 2009
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, “Power of One” presentation by Olympic athletes to New York City school children, March, 2009
  • Dartmouth Lawyers’ Association Annual Meeting: Current Issues in Entertainment and Sports Law, October 2009
  • S. Sports Film Festival: Intellectual Property Aspects of Sports & Entertainment Properties, October 2008
  • Resolution of Doping Disputes in Olympic Sport: Challenges Presented by “Non-Analytical” Cases, New England Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 3 Winter 2006
  • United Nations, 59th Annual DPI/NGO Conference: Athletes and Partners For Peace And Development, September 2006
  • New England Law School’s Sports Law Symposium: From Grand Slams to Grand Juries: Performance Enhancing Drug Use in Sport,” “Adjudication of Doping Cases in Professional and Olympic Sports: Is There Any Legal Relief Available?, November 2005
  • American Bar Association’s Forum on Entertainment & Sports Annual Meeting: Drug Testing in the Future, October 2005
  • New York City Bar Sports Law Committee: Impact of BALCO on anti-doping efforts in the Olympic Movement, March 2005
  • New York City Bar Sports Law Committee, presentation regarding issues raised by recent
    arbitration decisions in Olympic sport anti-doping cases, November, 2005
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and National Athletic Trainers Association,
    Life Cycle of the Athlete, October, 2005
  • New York Knicks Read-to-Achieve program, The Keys to Success, March, 2005
  • Fordham University School of Law, Ninth Annual Symposium on Current Legal Issues in Sports: Doping in Sports, March 2005
  • DePaul University College of Law Journal of Sports Law and Contemporary Problems
    Annual Winter Sports Law Symposium, Diversity in Athletics: How Sports Impact
    , February, 2005
  • How Much Is Enough? Using Circumstantial Evidence to Prosecute Olympic-Sport Athletes for Anti-Doping Rule Violations, New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2005
  • New York Power Authority and the New York State Olympic Games Commission
    2004 Cultural Diversity Event, “Celebrating the Olympic Tradition,” December, 2004
  • New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Fall Meeting,
    “Blood Doping and Steroids - Professional Ethics in Representing Amateur and Professional
    Athletes,” October, 2004
  • New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Fall Meeting: Blood Doping and Steroids - Professional Ethics in Representing Amateur and Professional Athletes, October 2004
  • Trademark Issues Relating to the Olympic Games, International Trademark Association Bulletin, July 2004
  • Christopher E. Chalsen and Cameron A. Myler, Recent Decisions of the United States
    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (No. 55)
    , International Legal Strategy, June 2003
  • Robert C. Scheinfeld & Parker H. Bagley, The Supreme Court Dilutes the Protection
    of Famous Trademarks, New York Law Journal, March 25, 2003 (Authored and was credited for assisting in preparation of article)
  • Robert C. Scheinfeld & Parker H. Bagley, Federal Circuit Decision a Blow to Generic
    Drug Industry
    , New York New York Law Journal, November 28, 2001 (Authored and was credited for assisting in preparation of article)
  • Christopher E. Chalsen and Cameron A. Myler, Recent Decisions of the United States Court
    of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (No. 35)
    , International Legal Strategy, November 2001


  • D. Salinger v. SCB Distributors, No. 09-CV-05095 (S.D.N.Y.). Defended Swedish author Fredrik Colting and his U.S. book distributor in copyright infringement case.  As a result of our clients’ appeal, the Second Circuit reversed the District Court’s decision to enjoin Mr. Colting’s book and set a new legal standard for preliminary injunctions.
  • Joe Hammond v. Nike, Inc., No. 09-CV-10466 (S.D.N.Y.). Defended Nike and Foot Locker against right of publicity and trademark infringement claims brought by former New York City street basketball player.  Obtained satisfactory resolution for client.
  • In re: U.S. Olympic Athlete (2008). Successfully defended athlete whose position on the U.S. Olympic team for Beijing was challenged by fellow competitor under Ted Stevens Olympic & Amateur Sports Act and National Governing Body’s selection procedures.
  • Tribeca Film Center, Inc. Tribeca Network, LLC, No. 07-CV-00690 (S.D.N.Y.).  Represented Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) in trademark infringement case against entity operating a “Tribeca Short Film Festival.” As part of settlement, defendants agreed to permanent injunction of their use of TFF mark.
  • Ohio Taekwondo v. USA Taekwondo (2006). Member of 3-arbitrator panel appointed by USOC to hear dispute between National Governing Body of Olympic sport and constituent group. Helped facilitate resolution after claimants lost motion filed in state court.
  • Warren Beatty v. Tribune Media Services, Inc., No. 05-CV-03938 (C.D. Cal.). Defended Tribune Media Services against copyright infringement claim brought by Warren Beatty in connection with his alleged rights in the character Dick Tracy.  Favorable settlement under confidential terms.
  • Ruckman v. U.S. Rowing Assn., AAA 30 190 00746 05 (2005). Represented team of rowers who would have been displaced from their position on the U.S. Team had the claimant prevailed in arbitration challenging team selection procedures.
  • United States Anti-Doping Agency v. Chryste Gaines, CAS 2004/O/649. Represented two-time Olympic medalist in first “non-analytical positive” case brought by United States Anti-Doping Agency.  Managed all aspects of 16-month proceeding with several preliminary and evidentiary hearings, and 4-day hearing on merits.
  • Arthur Agatston v. Market America, Inc., No. 03-CV-07840 (S.D.N.Y.). Brought action on behalf of Dr. Agatston, creator of the South Beach Diet, against company that had registered and was using the “South Beach Diet” trademark.  Registration of mark was transferred to client as part of settlement.
  • In re: Executive from Kuwaiti Olympic Sports Organization. Represented individual in investigation by International Olympic Committee’s Ethics Commission.