BESLA’s Board consists of legal professionals who work in and/or have an interest in sports, entertainment, and media.  The regionally diverse Board members are engaged in their local communities and work to develop partnerships between BESLA, industry, and the legal education community.  The Board conducts its work through committees including, but not limited to: Annual Conference, Programs, Scholarships, and Sponsorships/Fundraising.

Adrienne C. Williams, Esq.

As the lead commercial attorney for Microsoft’s US One Commercial Partner and US Services teams, Adrienne is focused on the acceleration of digital transformation of customers including across key industry verticals. Areas of counsel include business development, sales strategies, intellectual property, privacy, regulatory compliance, data use and ethical uses of AI. Adrienne also supports a wide range of professional technical services including solution architects, data scientists and developers. In her prior role, she served as the lead attorney for Microsoft’s Commercial Software Engineering team supporting technical engagements with strategic customers, partners and start-ups.  Adrienne joined Microsoft in 2005, where she supported Consumer Device Sales supporting licensing and strategic partnerships with Original Equipment Manufacturers. Adrienne began her career in entertainment law, working at Arista Records focused on digital distribution and digital marketing strategies.

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