Jennifer Pogorelec O’Sullivan, Esq.

josJennifer Pogorelec O’Sullivan, Esq.                                          

Partner, Hand Baldachin & Amburgey (HBA)

O’Sullivan recently joined Hand Baldachin & Amburgey (HBA) as a partner and head of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group. Immediately prior to joining HBA, she was 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.

O’Sullivan also served as the chief executive officer and 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 and fiscal operations.

Previously, O’Sullivan held the post of vice president of legal and 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.

O’Sullivan also has held positions with 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. She is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and a former member of the National Board of Directors for Women in Sports and Events (WISE) and the Sports Committee of the Association of the City Bar of New York.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in education at University of Richmond and her J.D. degree at Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America.