Megha Parekh is the Jaguars' senior vice president and chief legal officer. She joined the Jaguars as vice president and general counsel on March 1, 2013, before being promoted to her current position in 2016.
Megha manages the legal, technology and people development teams at the Jaguars. Her group is responsible for employee training, support and development; technological systems and support for the office and certain systems in the stadium and at the amphitheater; and all legal matters, including transactions, compliance, disputes, risk management, government relations, and insurance. Since joining the Jaguars, she has worked on Shad Khan's acquisition of Fulham Football Club; the public-private funded improvements to TIAA Bank Field, including renovations to the stadium clubs and construction and the 2017 opening of Daily's Place; the extension of TIAA Bank's stadium naming rights; securing Daily's as a naming rights partner for the amphitheater; the selection of new food and beverage and merchandise providers for the facilities; the launch of All Elite Wrestling; and on potential real estate developments around the stadium.
Megha also serves on the board of the Jaguars Foundation and the Florida Sports Foundation and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Crisis Text Line as a crisis counselor.
Prior to joining the Jaguars, Megha worked in the New York office of the law firm Proskauer, which is an international law firm known for its sports law group. During her time at Proskauer, she worked on public and private acquisitions and financings and securities offerings, including the acquisition of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Browns. While at Proskauer, Megha also worked on a variety of matters including public and private company acquisitions and equity and debt financings.
Megha was named in December 2012 and 2013 to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 Sports List, which honored the country's top sports athletes and executives under the age of 30 who "represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation." More recently, she was selected for Sports Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list in 2018. She has also been named a Woman of Influence (2014) and Ultimate Attorney (2016, 2020) since coming to Jacksonville.
Megha joined Proskauer in 2009 after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. While in school, she was a sportswriter for The Harvard Crimson and served as an intern for baseball's Boston Red Sox.
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