The View from the Corner Office

Alums Reflect on Their Journey from Law School to the C-Suite

View from the Corner Office featuring five alumni photos for each article, with a blue bar at the top and bottom

The College of Law has produced extraordinary leaders throughout our history. Today, our alumni include the President of the United States, elected and appointed officials at all levels of government, judges, public servants, C-Suite business executives (including Joanna Geraghty G’ 97, L’97, the CEO of JetBlue, who was profiled in the 2020 Stories Book) and nonprofit executives, entrepreneurs, writers, managing partners of global law firms, and so many others in positions of influence.

In past Stories Books, we have examined how College of Law alumni have navigated their way to the C-Suite and other positions of leadership and explored the impact of their law degrees on their careers.

This year, our fifth such feature, we are looking at leaders in the field of entertainment and sports law. This field, which is growing in popularity among current students, ranges from representing individual entities such as sports teams and entertainment venues to securing broadcast rights and programming, and beyond. We spoke with five Law alumni spread across different aspects of sports and entertainment law to hear about their unique careers and how their law degrees set them up for success in an ever-changing industry.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we speak with a 2023 graduate who has a Fellowship with the Toronto Raptors and a Lawyer in Love alum who also is a leader in sports and entertainment law.

Read Their Stories

Shawna Benfield L’09

Peter Carmen L’91

Joe Di Scipio L’96

Stephanie Jacqueney smiles at the camera for a headshot, wearing a blue shirt in front of a gray background

Stephanie Jacqueney G’82, L’82

rich jones smiles at the camera wearing a suit and bow tie in front of a neutral background

Richard “Rich” Jones ’92, G’95, L’95