Other large companies that incurred legal fees on behalf of the union in fiscal 2022 were Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher ($203,500); Dechert ($191,300); Duane Morris ($67,200); Linklaters ($44,300); Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ($12,000); and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr ($5,700). Dawn Aponte, Executive Director of Football, brings extensive football experience at the team and league level to the NFL. Aponte is responsible for driving football operations initiatives, facilitating communication and managing day-to-day operations, and helping to build relationships with club owners, presidents and executives. In 2013, she founded the NFL Legends Community in collaboration with Player Engagement and the Commissioner`s Office. The legends community celebrates, embraces and connects all former players with each other, with their former teams and with the NFL. The NFL Legends Community, the league`s central resource for former players, offers legends the opportunity to connect with each other throughout the year — in person and via social media — through team events, educational and professional development programs, total wellness and networking opportunities. Perlman oversees the Legends` 24 directors and coordinators who serve as peer-to-peer advisors to the more than 10,000 former players who have signed up for the NFL Legends community. Perlman builds relationships and connections between current players and NFL legends. She works with players to improve their imagery and boost their initiatives by sharing their stories off the field.
His team develops partnerships with new NFL recruits to welcome them into the NFL family. Winston, a longtime legal adviser to NFL players through co-chair Jeffrey Kessler, received more than $2 million to advise on collective bargaining and other legal matters, the filing said. His team created the NFL Legends podcast, an unwritten podcast where players and legends have honest and candid conversations about the challenges and benefits of life off the field and after their football careers. As Senior Vice President of Football Operations Policy and Compliance, Dave Gardi uses a unique combination of legal knowledge and football knowledge to ensure that all football activities comply with policies, processes and rules. Washington Commanders: A year-long saga led to a name change for the franchise in February, the same month the team hired Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel Associate K. Kaelin Brittin as an associate attorney for legal and business matters. Brittin will work with Mali Friedman, a former XFL general counsel, who assumed the position of commanders` chief legal officer in January. The team parted ways with a number of executives this year, including lawyer and chief strategy and sponsorship officer, Christian Matthews, according to the Sports Business Journal. Other NFL teams have made legal hires this year.
Prior to joining the Vikings organization in 2007, Fields spent six years at NFL headquarters, where she served as a business development event manager and also worked to improve opportunities for local women- and minority-owned businesses to participate in the production of the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Early in his career, Fields worked with 16 NFL teams. Support teams and players in all aspects of continuing education, graduation, graduate preparation, life skills programs and personal development. Fields holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and is admitted to the bars of Minnesota and Washington, D.C. Fields also received her bachelor`s and master`s degrees in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, where she also competed in track and field. On Monday, a woman who had previously sued Watson filed a lawsuit against the Houston Texans, claiming her former team provided her with resources to facilitate her actions and ignore her behavior. Compton is now working with an outside consultant at Taft on a deal in which the Cincinnati Bengals sell the naming rights to their 65,500-seat Paul Brown Stadium to Paycor HCM Inc., a personnel software company. According to Bloomberg Law, the 16-year contract could generate between $8 million and $12 million a year for the team, founded in 1967. Dr. NiiLampti is a licensed psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience and has worked extensively with organizations, sports teams, individuals and families in a variety of settings, including community mental health, academic counseling centers, and private practice. Most recently, she served as Director of Player Welfare for the NFL Players` Association, where she focused on providing resources and educating players on all aspects of wellness, and advocating on behalf of players by ensuring their rights are protected by NFL drug policies.
Minnesota Vikings: In March, the team hired Assistant General Counsel Ebony Harris, a former Jackson Walker employee who most recently served as legal counsel and assistant vice president of law, compliance and government relations for investment firm GK Venture Partners LLC. The Vikings, owned by real estate titan Zygi Wilf, have seen two in-house lawyers leave the team over the past year. As Senior Vice President of Football Operations, Kimberly Fields brings to the NFL a strong background in strategic planning, sports partnerships, and commercial and legal operations. Fields oversees football development, football business strategy/operations, total wellness, and football policy and operations Education.In the past two years, Fields has played a key role in managing and developing NFL assets for partners and new business opportunities. Prior to joining the NFL, Fields spent five seasons as director of civic and business affairs for the Minnesota Vikings, where she developed citizen, business and real estate initiatives for all departments of the Vikings organization and led several special projects.