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WHM Spotlights - Kaelin Brittin

Kaelin Brittin

Associate Counsel

Kaelin Brittin

Time at the Commanders: Over 2 years

Describe what you do with the organization. What's your favorite part about what you do?

I'm associate counsel in the business and legal affairs department. I primarily focus on drafting and reviewing commercial contracts including sponsorship agreements, vendor agreements and suite license agreements and helping the team achieve business objectives. My favorite part is a bit of a cliche, but it has to be the people that I work with. I really enjoy how my role allows me to interact and work with people across many departments at the organization!

What's a work-related accomplishment that you're really proud of?

I have a couple. One has to be working with our charitable foundation to help secure the agreement with K9 for Warriors for our team dog (shout out Mando and Goldie!) I'm also really proud of the work I've done with the sponsorship team helping to draft agreements with cornerstone partners.

What inspires you to come to work each day?

I love how I have the opportunity to learn from my incredibly smart and hardworking colleagues. That said, the ability to learn from and work with Nicholas Kereiakes, Ryan Appel and Mali Friedman is primarily what inspires me. I also really enjoy how every day is very different and can bring its own unique challenges so it's an opportunity to learn new aspects of the business and become better and more efficient at what I do.

How has your background shaped who you are today?

My immediate family really shaped me into who I am today. My mom was a flight attendant who grew up going to football games at RFK, and my dad is a government contracts attorney who now teaches at American Law school as an adjunct professor. I like to think I'm a combination of both of them. My mom knows more about football than most people I know so she helped nurture my love of sports. My dad showed me how being an attorney allows you to think in ways you wouldn't ordinarily consider. Even before law school, I always considered being an in-house attorney at my hometown team to be a dream job so to be here now is pretty surreal!

What does this month mean to you?

I think it's important to acknowledge and celebrate women's history because it wasn't so long ago women didn't have the opportunities we have today (let alone pursue a career as a female attorney in sports) so it's a time to reflect on the achievements but also recognize that it's important to continue to progress and push boundaries further.

What quote or mantra do you live by?

"There's nothing I enjoy more than doing hard sh*t with good people." - Dan Quinn

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