Jennifer O’Sullivan

Partner

Jennifer Pogorelec O’Sullivan joined HBA as a partner and head of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group. Jennifer represents sports leagues, teams, media and technology companies, investors, sports marketing and promotions agencies, promoters and other sports related entities in a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, league formations and restructurings, sponsorships, sports media matters, and all forms of commercial agreements including, licensing and promotional agreements, venue, vendor and other special events agreements, marketing, PR and advertising agreements. Jennifer also provides clients with outside general counsel services.

Immediately prior to joining HBA, Jennifer was the General Counsel of RSE Ventures, a sports and entertainment venture company, where she oversaw the corporate, business and legal affairs for RSE and its portfolio companies.

Jennifer also served as the CEO & Commissioner of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) the highest level women’s professional soccer league in North America. There she managed the league’s ongoing business, legal & fiscal operations.

Previously, Jennifer held the post of Vice President, Legal & Labor Affairs with the Arena Football League (AFL) providing her expertise in strategic leadership, labor relations, media and business partnerships, sponsorship, intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation and dispute resolution. She also served as the league’s acting General Counsel.

Jennifer has also held positions at the NFL, Nixon Peabody, and the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), where she worked with various IPG agencies including Octagon, its global sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency.

Jennifer’s personal interests include yoga, reading, cooking, and sports of all kinds.

Education
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Richmond, B.A.
State Bar Admissions / Memberships
  • New York; The United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • Member of the Sports Lawyers’ Association
  • Former member of the National Board of Directors for Women in Sports and Events (WISE)
  • Former member of the Sports Committee of the Association of the City Bar of New York