Salary Cap Director and General Counsel of Kansas City Chiefs to Speak at Law School
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Communications & Public Relations
February 11, 2008
Please join us for a talk by Woodie Dixon, Jr. on “The Business of Sports Law” at noon on Monday February 18 in the law school’s large courtroom.
Woodie Dixon, Jr. joined the Kansas City Chiefs in August, 2004 after holding key positions at the NFL offices for a number of years. As Salary Cap Director and General Counsel, his responsibilities include salary cap planning and strategy, in addition to assisting the Chiefs’ general manager and executive vice president with negotiating player contracts. Mr. Dixon provides overall football administrative guidance, including analysis of club and league initiated player discipline, football operations rules, and team/player contractual obligations. In his role as General Counsel, he oversees the Chiefs’ legal matters, which include sponsorships, marketing, human resources, special events, stadium, ticketing and concessionaire issues. Mr. Dixon also counsels the organization on business operations.
Prior to his involvement with the NFL, Mr. Dixon practiced corporate law with Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood LLP in Chicago, Illinois, and Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations. While at Sidley, he developed his own entertainment law practice, which included representing award winning producer Jeff Taylor.
A Minneapolis, Minnesota native, Mr. Dixon graduated with honors from Amherst College in 1995, with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He received his J.D. in 1999 from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Student Advisors. In the winter of 2004, while working at the NFL, he finished his graduate studies in Sport Management at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.