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Jennifer Duberstein

Lecturer; Head of Sports Business Affairs, CAA Sports

Jennifer Duberstein is Head of Sports Business Affairs at CAA Sports, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  CAA Sports represents more than 2,000 of the world's best athletes in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, golf, and Olympics/action sports, in addition to icons in individual sports, on-air broadcasters, coaches, and other pre-eminent personalities.  Beyond on-field athlete representation, CAA Sports provides unique opportunities for clients off-field, in areas including entertainment, endorsements, speaking, philanthropy, video games, and digital.  Based in the New York office, Duberstein advises the agency’s sports executives and agents on legal and business matters. 

In 2015, Duberstein was the recipient of Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal Forty Under 40 Award for her exceptional performance in sports business.

Duberstein began her legal career at Proskauer Rose LLP as a Corporate Associate. Duberstein also served as In-House Counsel at Time Warner, Inc. Prior to joining CAA, she served as Senior Counsel at Major League Soccer, where she provided counsel on such matters as corporate governance, league rules, expansion, sponsorship, broadcast rights, stadium agreements, and intellectual property.   She joined CAA in 2010, initially as a business affairs executive, and was promoted to Head of Sports Business Affairs – Corporate and Consulting in 2017. She was promoted to her current position as Head of Sports Business Affairs in 2020.

Before entering law, Duberstein gathered a wealth of knowledge in the world of sports through her experience with Turner Sports, Inc., where she worked with the media relations group of both the Atlanta Thrashers and the Goodwill Games, as well as in production on the NBA on TNT.

Duberstein graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in Political Science and Communications, and Northwestern University School of Law with a J.D. 

She serves on the Global Citizen Advisory Board and is a member of the Sports Lawyers’ Association.