Six Leaders Join Prominent Advisory Board

Miami Law has announced the appointment of six new members to its unique Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Program Advisory Board comprised of leading industry practitioners in entertainment, arts, and sports law.
Six Leaders Join Prominent Advisory Board
Terri Jackson, Pilar Ramos, DeMaurice Smith, Liz Moore, Vivek Jayaram & Charles Baker

In collaboration with leadership and other advisory board members, these new members will work to grow and evolve Miami Law’s nationally recognized Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law LL.M. Program.

“These distinguished practitioners and leaders in their field will work closely to counsel the Program as we continue to grow and evolve with the ever-changing entertainment, sports and art industries,” says Greg Levy, director of the program.

The newest members come from an array of backgrounds to further complement the already esteemed board.

Charles Baker, Partner and Co-Chair, Entertainment, Sports and Media Industry Group, Sidley Austin LLP

Baker received his J.D. from Cornell Law School. At Sidley Austin, he represents pro sports team investors and has represented sports franchise purchases from leagues such as the NFL, NBA, and MLB. As a thought leader in the fields of entertainment and sports law he speaks frequently on the topics. At Miami Law he is an adjunct professor and has taught “Investing in Sports: From Athletes & Venture Capital to Private Equity and SPACs” and co-teaches the capstone course on the Purchase and Sale of a Minor League Baseball team.

Terri Jackson, Executive Director, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)

Jackson studied law at Georgetown University, and she has held positions such as University of the District of Columbia athletics legal counsel and NCAA law, policy, and governance director. At the WNBPA, Jackson has negotiated pay increases and greater maternity benefits for players. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Miami Law and teaches the course “Women in Professional Sport: A Legal, Social and Business Analysis.”

Vivek Jayaram, Founder, Jayaram Law

Jayaram attended Cardozo School of Law and has taught as an adjunct professor at Miami Law for eleven years in the areas of copyright and trademark litigation. He is also a frequent participant in the law school’s Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry conference. At Jayaram Law, he advises companies, creatives, and entrepreneurs on intellectual property and corporate law issues.

Liz Moore, Chief Legal & IT Office, Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)

Moore received her J.D. from Stetson University and oversees player support and resources, including on-site childcare and physical therapy services, and she also introduced an expanded maternity policy. Moore also stays up to date with international law for touring athletes. At Miami Law she has participated in the Women in Sport Initiative to facilitate the development of women into leadership positions in the sport industry through specialized programing, job shadow opportunities, a summer fellowship and mentorship to ensure successful transition into a career in sports.

Pilar Ramos, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, TelevisaUnivision, Inc.

Ramos received both her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as general counsel for DirecTV Latin American and MasterCard before her current position at TelevisaUnivision. Ramos started her career as a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett law practice, one of the most respected law firms in the world. With experience in global affairs and international law, Ramos’s perspective is an excellent addition to the board.

DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFL Players Association (NFLPA)

Smith received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Over the past 13 years as NFLPA executive director, Smith has fought for the health and safety of players, negotiating salary increases, improved safety measures, and greater benefits for players after they retire. He has also taught a seminar at the law school on Sports, Ethics, Morality, and the Law.

“It’s no coincidence our program has been rated as one of the best in the world," says Levy. "The achievement has been a group effort from our amazing faculty to our dedicated students to our advisory board members’ support and guidance.”

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