At only 26 years old, Cassie Sadowitz became the youngest attorney to serve as general counsel for a professional football team. Now in her fifth season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cassie has daily responsibility for the team’s legal function and manages transactions and compliance for the team. Together with the team’s chief legal officer, Cassie has established a dynamic legal department that embraces the millennial culture and was recognized by the The Daily Business Review as the 2016 Rising Star Award recipient.
In her role, Cassie oversees matters related to labor and employment, litigation, privacy and compliance, workers compensation and risk management for the company. In addition to her responsibilities with the football team, Cassie has been involved with the legal analysis and strategic formation of related ventures, including $90 million in stadium improvements covering enhanced premium spaces and the construction of the Daily’s Place Amphitheater that launched in May 2017. Cassie also assisted with the formation of Union Jax, the team’s London-based international branch of the franchise and supports the growth of the Jaguars on a global scale. Other portfolio entities that Cassie supports include TruMedia Networks, a scouting analytics technology company, and Iguana Investments, a real estate venture currently spearheading a $2 billion development project in downtown Jacksonville.
Prior to joining the Jaguars, Cassie worked as Associate Counsel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where she provided counsel across multiple business units, including sponsorship, ticketing, finance, football administration, human resources, and marketing. She developed and implemented new internal playbooks, policies and protocols with respect to transactions and to maximize overall organizational efficiency while minimizing exposure.
Cassie began her legal career as an intern with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, where she managed initiatives related to marketing and promotions, baseball operations, risk management, and litigation. In addition to her legal career, Cassie brings 10+ years of media and technology experience to the table, as she serves as Co-Founder and CEO a web development and consulting agency, Spysie Tech.
Cassie received her JD from California Western School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and History/Political Science from Rutgers University. She was the founding chairperson of the social media subcommittee of Association of Corporate Counsel’s Sports & Entertainment Committee and currently is a member of the NFL Club Counsel Annual Meeting Planning Committee.