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Michele A. Roberts

National Basketball Players Association
Executive Director
New York, NY, USA


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.

Michele A. Roberts is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Jury Trials: Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination - Trial by Jury 2017, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Jury Trials: Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination - Jury Trials: Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Jury Trials: Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination - Jury Trials: Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Jury Trials: Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination - Jury Trials: Conducting an Effective Direct/Redirect Examination, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Trial by Jury 2017, Monday, November 20, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, Columbus, OH
Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, Nashville, TN
Trial by Jury 2018, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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