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New York Regional Event

General Counsel Sports Panel
Jill Kelly
General Counsel & VP, Legal Affairs, NY Jets - Football
Jill Kelley is in her fifth season with the New York Jets as their General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs, where she is responsible for oversight of all legal matters. Kelley joined the club after a 15-year legal career with broad experience in tax, commercial and entertainment law, including sports wagering. 


Prior to the Jets, Kelley served as General Counsel of PointsBet USA, where she was the lead counsel for all United States sports book operations and strategic commercial development, working with professional sports leagues while overseeing gaming partnerships, corporate sponsorship contracts and all federal and state regulatory compliance. She previously served as senior legal counsel for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and their Foxwoods Resort Casino, one of the world’s largest resort casino hotel properties, providing legal advice on a range of commercial transactions, economic development initiatives and federal, state and tribal tax and regulatory matters. She began her legal career as an international tax attorney for 10 years, both with Withers LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

A graduate of Villanova University (B.A.), Kelley earned law degrees from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.) and Boston University Law School (LL.M.).  She also served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Connecticut School of Law.  Kelley was recognized by NJBIZ magazine as one of their 2021 Leaders in Law, and currently serves on the Women United Leadership Counsel of the United Way of Northern New Jersey.  

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