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USATF General Counsel selected to board of Sports Lawyers Association

INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF General Counsel/Chief of Business Affairs, Norman Wain, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Sports Lawyers Association during its 42nd Annual Conference, May 12-14 at the JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles.
“I am humbled and honored by the appointment to the SLA board of directors,” said Wain. “I look forward to contributing my time and efforts to the continued success of the organization.”
SLA is the leading organization of professionals dedicated to practicing and teaching sports law in the United States, and one of the leading sports law professional organizations worldwide.
Before arriving at USATF, Wain worked as the Vice President – Corporate Legal Affairs at The Finish Line, Inc., a publicly traded, billion dollar, mall-based specialty retailer operating nearly 700 stores in 47 states across the country and online. Prior to Finish Line, he spent time in the business and legal affairs department at Writers & Artists Agency, Inc., a Los Angeles talent agency (subsequently acquired by Paradigm), and Wain also held stints at Fox Sports World and BigShot Films International. He also worked in private practice as a litigator in Santa Monica, California.
Wain served two three-year terms on the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) national board of directors from 2009-2015. ACC is an international professional organization for in-house attorneys with 30,000+ members employed by over 10,000 organizations in more than 75 countries. Wain was the inaugural chair for the ACC Sports & Entertainment Committee.
He currently serves on the board of Sports Circle Indy, a non-profit association of sports business professionals dedicated to creating business opportunities for the sports industry in central Indiana by providing networking and educational events, and he is an advisory board member to the largest international sports law publication, “Law in Sport.” He also works as an adjunct professor teaching sports law at Indiana University.
Wain graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California-Berkeley in 1992 and received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 1996.
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit
About Sports Lawyers Association
The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) is a non‐profit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. There are approximately 1,800 current members: practicing lawyers, in‐house counsel, law educators, law students, and other professionals with an interest in law relating to professional and amateur sports spanning the breadth of the entire sports industry.

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Director of Public Relations
USA Track & Field

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