John McKay Named USC’s Associate Athletic Director for Football
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM) congratulates John McKay, an attorney in JMBM’s National Sports Law Group, on his new position as the Associate Athletic Director for Football at the University of Southern California. McKay will join new USC Athletic Director Pat Haden and will serve as a liaison between Trojan coach Lane Kiffen and the school’s administration.
McKay has over 35 years experience in football, as a player and management in both college and professional leagues. He played football at USC with Haden on two national championship teams and in three Rose Bowls, and was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1998. McKay played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1976 to 1979, and later served as an assistant to the team’s president and general manager.
"I have gained tremendous experience and great friendships through my law practice," said McKay. "As I move into my new role at USC, I am confident that my colleagues at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro will continue to provide outstanding service to the Firm’s sports clients."
After becoming a lawyer, McKay remained involved in football, representing the Buccaneers in relocation negotiations and working with the team to build a new stadium in Tampa. He negotiated the renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the Executive Director of Football Operations for Majestic Realty Co./New Coliseum Partners, and also served as general manager of the Los Angeles Xtreme XFL team.
“John’s tremendous experience and dedication to sports has been a great advantage to our Firm’s sports clients,” said Dan Grigsby, Chair of JMBM’s National Sports Law Group. “USC has gained a passionate and knowledgeable professional to help guide the school’s already outstanding athletic department."
McKay received a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1982 and a B.A. from USC in 1975. Seventeen of McKay’s colleagues at JMBM are also USC alumni.
About JMBM’s National Sports Law Group
JMBM has one of the most experienced and active sports management practice groups in the country, representing owners, teams, leagues and sponsors – not athletes or agents. We have helped our clients form leagues, buy and sell professional sports teams, obtain or provide financing for sports teams, leagues, events and other ventures, negotiate sponsorship and advertising deals, including naming rights, and broadcast and media rights, advised teams and leagues on all aspects of their operations, and handled some of the highest profile litigation and arbitration cases and proceedings in the sports industry. JMBM attorneys have more than two decades of experience across the entire spectrum of the sports industry.
Chairman of the JMBM National Sports Law Group