Women of Color Attorneys in Sports & Sports Law

By Da’Lacie McGrew

While women lawyers and lawyers of color have made many advances in the legal profession, there are still some areas that are particularly challenging.  Sports and sports law are among those.

In this episode of “For Public Consumption” presented by Legal Current, Sharon Sayles-Belton, vice president of partnerships and alliances for Thomson Reuters, talked recently with two attorneys who have made inroads to help increase diversity in those areas.  We were very fortunate to engage these two remarkable attorneys to discuss their experiences, and to share their learnings and suggestions for other attorneys, law students, and people interested in legal careers.

Demeka Fields is associate counsel for the Minnesota Vikings.

Traci Bransford is a partner at Stinson LLP in Minneapolis. She is also an advisory board member for Next Gen Leadership: Advancing Lawyers of Color.

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Da’Lacie McGrew is a senior product manager at Thomson Reuters