SHAMEEKA QUALLO, ESQ., Associate General Counsel for the Chicago Cubs, is a strategic business-oriented counsel with transactional and compliance experience and a track record of success and leadership. Shameeka provides guidance on a broad range of business and marketing initiatives, legal issues and implements risk management strategies. Shameeka has experience negotiating and drafting a variety of agreements, including sponsorship, vendor, service provider, consulting and licensing agreements, manages litigation and ensures compliance with data privacy laws. In addition to her legal role, Shameeka also serves as Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and is instrumental in shaping and implementing the organization’s DEI strategy.
Prior to joining the Cubs, Shameeka was the Associate General Counsel and Sr. Director of Multicultural Affairs for the International Speedway Corporation (ISC), the leading promoter of motorsports-themed entertainment activities in the United States. As Associate General Counsel, she managed ongoing legal and business projects in a fast-paced setting and provided counsel and advice in day-to-day legal matters, negotiated and drafted a variety of agreements, and worked proactively to achieve organizational goals and minimize risk. Prior to joining ISC, Shameeka was Associate Counsel for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), the longestrunning women’s professional sports organization in the world. In this capacity, she served as the business and corporate lawyer for all legal matters for the LPGA and its related properties, including the LPGA Foundation and the Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s developmental tour.
Prior to becoming an attorney Shameeka was an audit manager for 10 years with the National Futures Association, where she coordinated and performed risk-based financial and compliance examinations of firms that traded futures, options and foreign currency, analyzed internal control systems, and assisted member firms comply with their regulatory responsibilities. Shameeka is a change agent and passionate about positively impacting disenfranchised communities and empowering others. She currently serves on the Board of USA Weightlifting and on the Council of the James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club. Shameeka chaired the Board of Junior Achievement of Volusia County where she fostered financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship in students in K-12th grades and she participated in Street Law, a program designed to advise at-risk youth in Newark about legal matters that impact their everyday lives. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Lastly, Shameeka guides law students and young attorneys looking to break into the sports law industry. Shameeka is a graduate of Rutgers University, School of Law, and St. John’s University where she earned a full athletic scholarship.