* Lawyers and Leaders with Adam Silver T ‘84

September 29, 2022 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

Please join Dean Kerry Abrams for "Lawyers and Leaders, " her series of conversations with pathbreaking figures in the legal profession and beyond. Dean Abrams' guest will be Adam Silver, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association. A 1984 graduate of Duke University and a member of Duke's Board of Trustees, Adam was unanimously elected NBA Commissioner in 2014. He previously served as NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for eight years. Silver has been instrumental to many of the league's signature achievements, including the negotiation of three collective bargaining agreements with the National Basketball Players Association; the development of the WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and the Basketball Africa League; the partnership with Turner Broadcasting to manage the NBA's digital assets; and the creation of NBA China and NBA Africa. Before joining the NBA in 1992, he was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, where he concentrated on media and antitrust cases. He also served as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Kimba Wood in New York City. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact the Events Office at events@law.duke.edu.