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Moderator
MASON P. ASHE

MASON P. ASHE, Founder & CEO of Ashe Sports & Entertainment Consulting, Inc.  (“ASEC”) since 2004 -- has 31 years of experience as a sports and entertainment attorney,  talent manager, industry advisor, and sports agent. He has served as the lead contract  negotiator, legal advisor, and brand strategist for professional athletes (associated  with the NBA, WNBA, NFL, FIBA, and eSports), pro and college coaches, social media  content creators and influencers, financial advisors, entertainers, on-air personalities,  celebrity chefs, authors, film producers, investors in delivery mechanisms designed to  commercialize talent, producers of TV and web-based reality shows, and a few pioneers of  online social networking and other New Media platforms changing the way digital content  is created, published, distributed, and consumed. For 15 years in academia, Professor  Ashe has designed curricula and lectured weekly on sports law and global sports business  management for the benefit of wealth management executives and students at the high school, undergraduate, graduate,  and law school levels. He currently serves on the adjunct faculty at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,  Georgetown University, and Howard University School of Law.


Ashe has also practiced sports and entertainment law at both national and regional law firms. He is currently a Consultant  in the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions Group in the DC office of Blank Rome. He was previously a strategic consultant  in the formation and launch of the Unlimited Sports Group agency; an Industry Advisor for the formation and launch of the  Morgan Stanley Global Sports and Entertainment division; and a Partner in the Collegiate and Professional Sports Group  at Jackson Lewis. Before forming ASEC in 2004, he was Co-Founder, COO, and General Counsel of Strickland & Ashe  Management; and Vice President in the Team Sports Division at International Management Group (“IMG”). He earned a  B.A. degree in Psychology from Hamilton College; a Juris Doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo  Law School; and a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from Hamilton College. Also, he has been a member in good  standing of the North Carolina Bar since 1991.