Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | By: Professor Omari Simmons
Sashi Brown, executive vice president of football operations for the Cleveland Browns, will speak at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312, as part of the Business Law Program’s Sager Speaker Series.
Brown is the executive vice president of football operations for the National Football League’s (NFL) Cleveland Browns. He previously held the position of executive vice president and general counsel with the organization. Prior to working with the Cleveland Browns, Brown served as general counsel to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brown began his legal career as an attorney with Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, a private law firm based in Washington, D.C. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Brown earned his bachelor of arts degree from Hampton University and his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.
“It is an honor to have Sashi Brown as our Sager Series speaker,” Professor Omari Simmons says. “His management of an NFL franchise and his impressive legal background offer great professional insights for our students and the entire Wake Forest community.”
The Sager Speaker Series is named for Thomas Sager (JD ’76), former vice president and general counsel for Dupont Co., and current partner at Ballard Spahr LLP. Sager was a strong and early proponent of diversity in the legal profession and helped pioneer the DuPont Convergence and Law Firm Partnering Program, or DuPont Legal Model, an industry benchmark that has received national acclaim for its innovative approach to the business of practicing law.
“The Business Law Program is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their readiness for the challenges of an increasingly complex legal environment,” says Sager, who is also a member of the Law School Board of Visitors.
The Sager Series is hosted by the Business Law Program, which is a student-centered program designed to expand student opportunities that strengthen knowledge of business law concepts as well as develop skills to assist professional development and readiness for practice. Professor Simmons who teaches Contracts, Business Associations, Advanced Corporations, among other courses, is the director of the program. Last year’s inaugural Sager Series speaker was Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court.
On April 5, Corena Norris-McCluney, vice president and general counsel of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, will also participate as a Sager Series speaker.