David Marroso, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Career Spotlights, where we publish short-form interviews with real-world sports/entertainment-industry practitioners who are employed by (or alumni of) our partner firms.

David Marroso, Partner, Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Practice Areas/Industries:  Sports and Entertainment Litigation

Education:  Harvard Law School

Hometown: Las Vegas

You Picked O’Melveny Because:  Warren Christopher

“Typical” Workday:  No such thing.  Every day is full of surprises.

Favorite Part Of Your Job:  Learning new industries, businesses, and client-focused strategies

What Fires You Up:  Trials

 What You Would Tell Yourself In Law School:  Slow down.

Person You’d Most Like To Meet In Your Industry:  Chief Justice John Roberts

CSEL x JSEL Members Might Be Surprised To Know:  Sports law is more law than sports

Favorite Law School Class (And Professor If HLS Alum):  Enjoyed the entire experience.  Favorite professors were Kagan, Zittrain, Hyman, and Ogletree

 Ideal Day Off:  Time with family

Trevor Katende, Paul Hastings LLP

Trevor Katende, Partner Elect, Century City

 Practice Areas/Industries:  Mergers & Acquisitions, Entertainment, Media, Sports & Technology

 Education:  Harvard University (’03), Stanford Law School (’06)

 Hometown:  Ardsley, New York

 You Picked Paul Hastings Because:  Great people.  Great culture.  Fascinating work.

 “Typical” Workday:  No such thing!

 Favorite Part Of Your Job:  Finding a unique/tailored solution to a complex deal point

 What You Would Tell Yourself In Law School:  Be confident and do what you love. The economics will follow and you will be much happier.

 Favorite Law School Class (And Professor If HLS Alum):  Mergers & Acquisitions

 Ideal Day Off:  A ballgame with family and friends


Volume 9-2 Now Online!

Volume 9-2 is now live! This JSEL volume includes:

“#Congratulations but #SeeYouInCourt: Olympic Hashtag Restrictions Raise Concerns Over Trademark Rights and Free Speech” by John Grady & Stephen McKelvey,

“There’s No Business Like Show Business: Abandoning Color-Blind Casting and Embracing Color-Conscious Casting in American Theatre” by Kristin Bria Hopkins,

“What if Kaepernick is Correct?: A Look at the Collusion Criteria in Professional Sports” by Darren A. Heitner & Jillian Postal,

“Evaluating the FTC Endorsement Guidelines Through the Career of a Fashion Blogger” by Ava Farshidi,

Student Note by Wonnie Song, HLS ’19.

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