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Big Ten Conference Seeks Executive Compensation Counseling

Key Facts

  • The Big Ten Conference is a consortium of 14 universities
  • It includes over 12 sanctioned sports
  • At the time of the representation, the Big Ten Conference had become one of the first athletic conferences to establish and create programming for its own network

The Situation

The Big Ten Conference, the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference, is a consortium of 14 universities in the United States that compete in more than a dozen sanctioned sports. Mintz provided employment advice and counseling to the Big Ten on key employment and executive compensation issues at the commissioner level.

The Approach

In providing advice on employment and contract terms to the Big Ten, Mintz provided its recommendations to the then-Board of the Big Ten Conference.

The Outcome

The engagement was successful, and the Big Ten Conference used the work product and recommendations from Mintz in solidifying its chief executive relationships.

Supporting Professionals

Tyrone Thomas, a Member in the firm’s Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, provided counsel to the Big Ten Conference.