Joi Garner, board member, executive vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary for THINK450, will share the story behind her title with us on Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th 2021.
Joi brings nearly twenty years of experience in sports and entertainment, a wealth of knowledge in strategic contract negotiations, content creation, event production and management, and an unparalleled work ethic to THINK450, the National Basketball Players Association’s licensing and marketing subsidiary.
A Philadelphia native, Garner began her career at Violator Records and Management while simultaneously attending New York University in the mid-1990s. After graduating with a degree in communications, Garner began working at MediaLink Worldwide, a broadcast public relations firm. By 1999, Garner merged her passions for basketball and media and accepted a position with the National Basketball Association (NBA) as an international PR associate. In 2004, Garner returned to school to pursue a law degree to further expand her horizons and create more opportunities.
After earning a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Garner became a corporate attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Following her tenure working in the Tokyo and New York offices of Morrison & Foerster, she returned to sports and media and joining the Sports & Entertainment group of Garvey Schubert Barer. The group represented the top female tennis icons, athletes, actors, rappers, and reality stars. While at Garvey Schubert Barer, Garner was named to Super Lawyers’ list of “Rising Stars,” in Sports & Entertainment in the New York Metro Area, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5 percent of young lawyers in their fields, and received the National Black Lawyer’s distinction of Top 40 Under 40. With a desire to marry her corporate and entertainment experiences, Garner took the position of associate general counsel at the New York Racing Association. While there, she was responsible for commercial and technical contracts, commercial litigation, sweepstakes and contests and acted as production counsel for NYRA’s television shows.
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Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6am EST on 77WABC!
6am EST on 77TALKRADIO WABC in New York City. You can tune in via radio, livestream online or on your mobile phone by downloading the 77WABC app on Apple or Google Play You can also listen via your Amazon Alexa!