Joel M. Litvin
Mr. Litvin was the President, League Operations, of the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) from 2006 until his retirement in 2015. As the NBA’s President, League Operations, he managed several core areas of the day-to-day operations of the NBA, including the league’s security, player development, social responsibility and legal functions. Mr. Litvin also managed, on behalf of the NBA Board of Governors, franchise matters such as revenue sharing, team sales and financings, relocations and the NBA’s ownership and debt policies. Mr. Litvin initially joined the NBA as a staff attorney in 1988 and also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 1999 to 2000 and Executive Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Litvin began his professional career at the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he worked on several matters for Major League Baseball. Mr. Litvin has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame since 2008 and the Board of Directors of Hunger Free America since 2015. Additionally, he has served as a director of USA Climbing, the national governing body for the sport of competition climbing, since 2016, and is also a co-founder and Principal since 2016 of Animal Defense Partnership, a non-profit organization that provides legal and other professional services to organizations devoted to defending animals from cruelty in all forms.