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Deputy Commissioner, Business Affairs, National Lacrosse League

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Jessica Berman is Deputy Commissioner and Executive Vice President of Business Affairs at the National Lacrosse League where she provides strategic direction on all growth initiatives and legal matters facing the NLL. Among her areas of responsibility, Berman oversees human resources, team services, marketing and communications, lacrosse operations, community engagement and the governance of the League. When hired in 2019, she became and continues to be the first female Deputy Commissioner of a men’s professional sports league.

She previously served as Vice President, Community Development, Culture & Growth at the National Hockey League, and was also the Executive Director of the NHL Foundation. In this role she participated in the design and execution of the League’s strategic corporate social responsibility goals, initiatives, policies and programs in the areas of importance to the League, NHL Clubs, NHL’s business partners and the hockey community generally. The focus of her work was to ensure the initiatives are properly aligned with the League’s overall objectives and to change the global conversation about hockey, making it the acknowledged standard for sports experiences that are inclusive, accessible, enjoyable and community-friendly. In her philanthropic role, she worked to increase access and reduce barriers to the game of hockey, with an emphasis on the life skills and positive values learned through the sport.

Prior to this position, she was Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for the NHL. She was a member of the collective bargaining team for the 2012 NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, which involved crafting the League’s labor strategy, negotiating with the NHLPA, drafting the Agreement, and analyzing the impact of proposed changes.

Prior to working for the NHL, Berman was an Associate in the Labor & Employment Department at Proskauer Rose LLP. At Proskauer, she represented employers in collective bargaining, mediations, arbitrations and litigations. While at Proskauer, she also handled pro bono matters, mostly relating to domestic violence, sexual assault and military service.

Berman graduated from Fordham University School of Law where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Sports Law Forum and an Associate Editor of the Urban Law Journal. She graduated from the University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology with an undergraduate degree in Sports Management and Communications with distinction. During her years in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she worked as the Assistant Manager for the Men’s Ice Hockey team and the Men’s Football team through the Sports Information Department. In 2009, the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology awarded her the Early Career Achievement Award, and in 2015 she delivered the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology Commencement Address.

Berman has lectured on sports league operations and business, corporate social responsibility, social impact, youth sports, diversity & inclusion, labor law, collective bargaining in sports, immigration law in sports, sports arbitration and breaking into the sports industry. Berman remains active with the University of Michigan having served on the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology Alumni Board, and currently serving on the Board of Advisors of the Michigan Sports Business Conference and on the UM Sport Management Advisory Board. In 2012, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Sports Lawyers Association. In 2014 she was selected to receive the Sports Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award. In 2015 she was presented with the Burke Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Directors of the Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital for her commitment to helping people with brain injuries. She has also served as a judge for SBJ New Voices Under 30 and Front Office Sports Rising 25. Berman is also a member of the UJA Sports for Youth Committee and is on the Fordham Sports Law Forum Board of Advisors. In 2020, Berman became one of the founding Advisory Board Members for the Pro Sports Assembly, dedicated to advancing diversity & inclusion in the professional sports industry.

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Jessica Berman

Deputy Commissioner, Business Affairs, National Lacrosse League

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Jessica Berman Biography

Jessica Berman is Deputy Commissioner and Executive Vice President of Business Affairs at the National Lacrosse League where she provides strategic direction on all growth initiatives and legal matters facing the NLL. Among her areas of responsibility, Berman oversees human resources, team services, marketing and communications, lacrosse operations, community engagement and the governance of the League. When hired in 2019, she became and continues to be the first female Deputy Commissioner of a men’s professional sports league.

She previously served as Vice President, Community Development, Culture & Growth at the National Hockey League, and was also the Executive Director of the NHL Foundation. In this role she participated in the design and execution of the League’s strategic corporate social responsibility goals, initiatives, policies and programs in the areas of importance to the League, NHL Clubs, NHL’s business partners and the hockey community generally. The focus of her work was to ensure the initiatives are properly aligned with the League’s overall objectives and to change the global conversation about hockey, making it the acknowledged standard for sports experiences that are inclusive, accessible, enjoyable and community-friendly. In her philanthropic role, she worked to increase access and reduce barriers to the game of hockey, with an emphasis on the life skills and positive values learned through the sport.

Prior to this position, she was Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for the NHL. She was a member of the collective bargaining team for the 2012 NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, which involved crafting the League’s labor strategy, negotiating with the NHLPA, drafting the Agreement, and analyzing the impact of proposed changes.

Prior to working for the NHL, Berman was an Associate in the Labor & Employment Department at Proskauer Rose LLP. At Proskauer, she represented employers in collective bargaining, mediations, arbitrations and litigations. While at Proskauer, she also handled pro bono matters, mostly relating to domestic violence, sexual assault and military service.

Berman graduated from Fordham University School of Law where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Sports Law Forum and an Associate Editor of the Urban Law Journal. She graduated from the University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology with an undergraduate degree in Sports Management and Communications with distinction. During her years in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she worked as the Assistant Manager for the Men’s Ice Hockey team and the Men’s Football team through the Sports Information Department. In 2009, the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology awarded her the Early Career Achievement Award, and in 2015 she delivered the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology Commencement Address.

Berman has lectured on sports league operations and business, corporate social responsibility, social impact, youth sports, diversity & inclusion, labor law, collective bargaining in sports, immigration law in sports, sports arbitration and breaking into the sports industry. Berman remains active with the University of Michigan having served on the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology Alumni Board, and currently serving on the Board of Advisors of the Michigan Sports Business Conference and on the UM Sport Management Advisory Board. In 2012, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Sports Lawyers Association. In 2014 she was selected to receive the Sports Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award. In 2015 she was presented with the Burke Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Directors of the Burke Medical Research Institute and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital for her commitment to helping people with brain injuries. She has also served as a judge for SBJ New Voices Under 30 and Front Office Sports Rising 25. Berman is also a member of the UJA Sports for Youth Committee and is on the Fordham Sports Law Forum Board of Advisors. In 2020, Berman became one of the founding Advisory Board Members for the Pro Sports Assembly, dedicated to advancing diversity & inclusion in the professional sports industry.

Jessica Berman Videos

  • On My Mind Jessica Berman
    We caught up with Jessica Berman to see what she is thinking about as Deputy Commissioner and Executive Vice President of Business Affairs at the...
  • Deputy Commissioner Jessica Berman speaks with Teddy Jenner at half...
    The National Lacrosse League's Deputy Commissioner Jessica Berman stopped by the broadcast both to speak with Teddy Jenner at half time of the...

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  • How to book Jessica Berman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jessica Berman for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jessica Berman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jessica Berman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jessica Berman?

    Booking fees for Jessica Berman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jessica Berman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jessica Berman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jessica Berman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jessica Berman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jessica Berman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jessica Berman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jessica Berman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jessica Berman for your event is available upon request. Jessica Berman generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Barbara McHugh, Marie Donoghue, Amber Nichols, Molly Solomon and Stephanie Sherman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jessica Berman for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jessica Berman Speaker Videos

  • On My Mind Jessica Berman
    We caught up with Jessica Berman to see what she is thinking about as Deputy Commissioner and Executive Vice President of Business Affairs at the National Lacrosse League.
    Deputy Commissioner Jessica Berman speaks with Teddy Jenner at half time
    The National Lacrosse League's Deputy Commissioner Jessica Berman stopped by the broadcast both to speak with Teddy Jenner at half time of the Colorado vs San Diego game in Las Vegas.

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