Jeffrey Lenkov (’91) Hosts L.A. Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss

Jeffrey Lenkov (’91) hosted a virtual “Lunch With a Celebrity” on January 15, 2021. His celebrity guest, Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss, made history as the first female owner to win a N.B.A. title. During the hour-long conversation, Ms. Buss touched on a variety of topics including women in leadership, her career path, her father’s legacy, and the legacies of iconic basketball superstars Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James.

Jeffrey is nationally recognized by many as the lawyer to hire when faced with high stakes litigation. He is an equity partner in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass, where he leads the firm’s Entertainment Law; Professional Sports Law; and Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Teams. He is a certified players’ agent with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and represents athletes and sports announcers.

Jeffrey has spent more than two decades litigating on behalf of prominent domestic and international companies including major airlines, as well as business owners, professional sports franchises, world class athletes, celebrities, and international sports agencies. He is proud to be part of this year’s Collegiate Sports Summit, a highly respected forum for NCAA Division I Athletic Directors to share what they have learned, where they are moving the needle, and what the future holds.

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