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Donald Woodard

Deputy General Counsel 317-713-9626 Email
A nationally recognized leader in entertainment law, Woodard joins USATF as Deputy General Counsel. He will assist USATF's General Counsel in the complex day-to-day transactional matters of USATF relating to corporate governance, intellectual property, insurance and sanction programs, general litigation and legal matters impacting USATF's diverse constituents including its elite athletes.

Woodard previously served as partner at Atlanta's Gordon & Rees, LLP, working as counsel to entertainment companies and celebrities with respect to emerging media and technology law, including digital media rights, content licensing, acquisition and distribution, synchronization rights, intellectual property and copyright, and rights of privacy, publicity and protection for celebrities and public figures.

Woodard began his legal career as an associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue before practicing as an entertainment attorney at Greenberg, Traurig, LLP in Atlanta. He is an Advisory Board Member of the Future of Music Coalition of America; member and former Governor of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; and a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Lawyer for the Arts, Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. He earned his JD from Indiana University.

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