Athlete Ombuds

Athlete Commercial Agreements Resource Program

Purpose

The goal of the Athlete Commercial Agreements Resource Program is to empower Team USA athletes to better understand their rights and value in the marketplace, the specific terms of a commercial agreement, impacts on their name, image, and likeness, and how the USOPC Athlete Marketing Platform (AMP) intersects with other commercial commitments or opportunities.

Eligibility

Athletes who meet the eligibility criteria to participate in AMP and who do not already have representation may complete the application below to be connected with an attorney/agent for up to 2 hours of counsel, at no cost, regarding engagement with AMP. Athletes should review the AMP Eligibility Criteria if they are unsure if they qualify for the program. 

Attorney/Agent

The below list of individuals is provided as a courtesy.* These individuals have asserted that they have at least 2 years of relevant experience in advising athletes, artists or other talent in the commercial space; completed a conflict-of-interest disclosure form; and have committed to participating in the Athlete Commercial Agreements Resource Program by providing pro bono services to athletes who meet the eligibility criteria to participate in AMP and who do not already have an agent.

Neither the Office of the Athlete Ombuds nor the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee have conducted any investigation of the qualifications, credentials, ethical conduct, quality, or abilities of the individuals appearing on this list. Further, an individual’s inclusion on this list does not in any manner, directly or indirectly, constitute a guarantee, warranty or verification of their qualifications, credentials, ethical conduct, quality, abilities, or conduct toward you.  

Athletes should always take care to select an individual who is competent to handle the issue at hand, as well as communicative, trustworthy, available and free from conflicts of interest.

*The list of attorney/agent is being finalized. Please contact the Ombuds Office at ombudsman@usathlete.org or 719-866-5000 if you have questions.

Application

To access independent advice through this Program regarding your engagement in AMP, please complete the program application, which can be found HERE

Once we receive your application and confirm your eligibility, we will connect you via email with an attorney/agent so that you can access up to 2 hours of cost-free counsel.

If you have questions about the Athlete Commercial Agreements Resource Program, you may contact the Office of the Athlete Ombuds at ombudsman@usathlete.org or 719-866-5000.

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