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Biography

Jaclyn represents and advises clients in a wide variety of business and litigation matters, including matters related to commercial litigation, sports, media, intellectual property, contractual disputes, technology licensing, and corporate formation.

While attending the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Jaclyn served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Indiana Law Review and as the President of the Indiana University McKinney Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Jaclyn also acted as a Dean’s Tutorial Society Fellow, providing guidance and tutoring services to first-year law students, and as a research assistant to Professors Michael Pitts and Xuan-Thao Nguyen.

Prior to joining Riley Bennett Egloff LLP, Jaclyn worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judges Larry J. McKinney, Sarah Evans Barker, and Tanya Walton Pratt in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Through this experience, Jaclyn gained unique litigation experience into the honed her legal research and writing skills. Additionally, Jaclyn has developed a strong understanding of the sports industry by working as a legal extern for the NCAA Enforcement Department and the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Athletics Department.

Community Activity

  • Church Council for Chapel Hill United Methodist Church – Young Adult Representative
  • Indiana Sports Corporation – Volunteer
  • Wheeler Mission Ministries – Volunteer

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Playing for Pay: Recent Issues Surrounding Compensation for Use of Student-Athletes’ Names, Images, and Likenesses, RBE Blog (2019)

  • It is well known that student-athletes at NCAA-member institutions have long been considered amateurs and are prohibited from making money in connection with their athletic participation. However, in recent years, many current and former student-athletes have fought to be paid for their athletic participation and for the use of their likenesses based on the massive revenues generated by major intercollegiate sporting events. In furtherance of student-athletes’ position, the California state legislature recently passed the “Fair Pay to Play Act,” allowing student-athletes at California colleges and universities to receive compensation for use of their names, images, and likenesses in connection with their participation in intercollegiate athletics beginning in 2023. READ ARTICLE

You Can Bet on It: Sports Gambling Legislation in Indiana and Beyond, RBE Blog (2019)

  • It is no secret that gambling has always been a popular and important aspect of professional and amateur athletics across the United States. Despite such interest in sports gambling, Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 1992, prohibiting states from regulating gambling for competitive sporting events. However, in a landmark decision in May 2018, the United States Supreme Court held that PASPA imposed unconstitutional restrictions on states’ rights to regulate sports gambling. As a result, several state legislatures, including Indiana’s, have quickly reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision by proposing or enacting legislation to legalize and regulate sports gambling in their respective states. READ ARTICLE


Awards & Recognition

  • Purdue University College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Senior Award for the Brian Lamb School of Communication (2012)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (2011)


Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
    • Executive Committee – Vice Chair, Sports and Entertainment Law Section (2018 - Present)
    • Executive Committee – At-Large Member, Intellectual Property Section (2018 - Present)
    • Young Lawyers Division (2015 - Present)
    • Women and the Law Division (2015 - Present)


Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude (2015)
  • Purdue University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication, with Highest Distinction (2012)

Bar Admission

  • Indiana (2015)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2015)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (2015)
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2020)