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.
Angela Y. Ball, Esq.
Angela is a member of the Government Affairs team at NBCUniversal (NBCU), where she advises NBCU-owned television stations, cable networks and digital platforms on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulatory compliance matters, including political advertising, sponsorship identification, indecency, children’s programming, equal employment opportunity, closed captioning/video description, and station licensing and transactions, and participates in the development of and advocacy related to NBCU positions on federal regulatory policy initiatives and federal and state legislation, including broadcast spectrum, accessibility, privacy and media modernization. In this role, Angela routinely advises internal clients, prepares legal guidance and executive briefing updates and conducts compliance training.
Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Angela was Associate General Counsel at Radio One, Inc. and a staff attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. She began her legal career in private practice in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates (formerly, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP).
Angela received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland at College Park with honors.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.