Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, NFL Players Association
Casey Schwab is the Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for the NFL Players Association’s (NFLPA’s) commercial business, NFL Players Inc. In that role, Casey leads negotiations on complex commercial transactions with partners such as the NFL, Electronic Arts, Fanatics and Nike. He also represents all active NFL players on issues of national importance, ranging from right of publicity legislation to sports gambling.
In addition to group licensing and sponsorship deals for NFL players—worth over $175 million annually—Casey oversees the business affairs for the other strategic commercial initiatives of the NFLPA: ACE Media (Content/Production), OneTeam Collective (Venture Capital) and REP Worldwide (Licensing Agency).
Casey currently serves as a Board Member for REP Worldwide, the NFLPA Building Board and the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Sports Division. He previously held posts of Vice Chair and Chair of the ABA Sports Division for successive two-year terms (2014-16; 2016-18, respectively).
Prior to joining the NFLPA, Casey lived in Los Angeles, CA for nearly a decade where he worked first for the NFL Media Group and then FOX Sports. While in LA, he also taught at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, creating and launching a course in legal entrepreneurialism that was the first of its kind at USC. He is a published author, and frequent speaker on topics such as intellectual property, media distribution, sports betting and the convergence of technology and business.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently studying blockchain strategy at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Casey now resides in Washington, DC with his wife Emilie and pups, Trampus and Paulie.