The creation of the WNBA sparked something in Nona Lee. From that moment, she knew she wanted to work in sports. One problem: she had no experience; she was a litigator. In this episode of Bouncing Back, Nona shares with Rebecca Glatzer what gave her the drive and motivation to change her legal career path despite the naysayers.
Nona Lee serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, overseeing all legal issues for the organization. Before dedicating her time solely to the D-backs, she served as Associate General Counsel (2000-04) and VP and Associate General Counsel (2004-05) for the Phoenix Suns, D-backs, Phoenix Mercury, Arizona Rattlers, Chase Field, US Airways Center and Dodge Theater. In addition to her legal responsibilities, Nona chairs the D-backs’ diversity, equity and inclusion efforts through the D-backs for Change initiative.
Prior to joining the sports industry, Nona had a brief stint as a corporate associate at Gallagher & Kennedy, specializing in corporate transactions and securities, after having worked as a litigator for Meyer Hendricks, specializing in commercial litigation, personal injury and medical malpractice, from 1995-99. She received her Juris Doctor in 1995 from the Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude.
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