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Speaker/Panelist
SHAMEEKA QUALLO

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.