Megha Parekh joined the Jaguars as vice president and general counsel on March 1, 2013, and is currently senior vice president, chief legal officer.
In her role, Ms. Parekh is responsible for oversight of all legal matters, including transactions, compliance, disputes, risk-management, government relations, and insurance, as well as people development and training and information technology. Since joining the Jaguars, Ms. Parekh has worked on team-owner Shahid Khan’s acquisition of Fulham Football Club, the $63 million public-private funded improvements to EverBank Field in 2014, and the current $90 million project involving renovations to the US Assure Clubs in addition to construction of an amphitheater and flex field to be completed in 2017. Ms. Parekh has also worked on the extension of EverBank’s naming rights and selection of a new food, beverage and merchandise provider for EverBank Field.
Prior to joining the Jaguars, Ms. Parekh worked in the New York office of the law firm Proskauer, which is an international law firm known for its preeminent sports law group. During her time at Proskauer, she worked on public and private acquisitions and financings and securities offerings, including the acquisition of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Browns. While at Proskauer, Ms. Parekh also worked on a variety of matters including public and private company acquisitions and equity and debt financings.
Ms. Parekh was named in December 2012 and 2013 to Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Sports List, which honored the country’s top sports athletes and executives under the age of 30 who “represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation.” Ms. Parekh has also been named a Woman of Influence (2014) and Ultimate Attorney (2016) since coming to Jacksonville.
Ms. Parekh joined Proskauer in 2009 after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. While in school she was a sports writer for The Harvard Crimson and served as an intern for baseball’s Boston Red Sox. Ms. Parekh also serves on the board of the Florida Sports Foundation and works with Women in Sports and Events.
|03/16/2017||Josh McNary (LB) signed.|
|03/12/2017||Roy Miller (DT) released.|
|03/11/2017||Earl Watford (OL) signed.|
|03/11/2017||Stefan Charles (DT) signed.|
|03/10/2017||Barry Church (S) signed.|
|03/10/2017||Calais Campbell (DL) signed.|
|03/10/2017||Lerentee McCray (DE) signed.|
|03/10/2017||A.J. Bouye (CB) signed.|
|03/09/2017||Julius Thomas (TE) traded to Miami.|
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|Fowler Jr., Dante||FP||-|