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    Michele A. Roberts

    February 10, 2019

February 10, 2019

Michele A. Roberts

Notably, Michele Roberts is the first woman to head a major professional sports
union in North America. In her role as Executive Director, Ms. Roberts serves as
the primary advocate for all players, ensuring the protection of the organization and
its membership, including serving as the lead negotiator in all collective bargaining
activities.

Prior to this selection, Ms. Roberts was a renowned trial lawyer and
member of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s Litigation Group. Her practice
focused on complex civil and white collar criminal litigation before state and
federal courts and in administrative proceedings. Ms. Roberts has tried more than
100 cases to jury verdicts, representing clients in a wide variety of areas, including
products liability, white collar, racketeering, securities regulation violations, Title
VII issues and premises liability. She has been called the “finest pure trial lawyer in
Washington, D.C.” by Washingtonian Magazine. Ms. Roberts is a fellow of the
American College of Trial Lawyers.

Ms. Roberts also served for eight years in the office of the Public Defender Service
for the District of Columbia, where she was named Chief of the Trial Division. She
served as counsel in more than 40 jury trials.

Ms. Roberts is a frequent lecturer and presenter to both the bench and bar on a
variety of topics related to litigation and trial practice. She served as an adjunct
member of the faculty at Harvard Law School, teaching a Trial Advocacy
Workshop and was an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.