Adam Neuman

Mr. Adam Neuman

Adam Neuman serves as Chief of Staff and Special Advisor to the President of the Baltimore Ravens acting as strategic counsel and managing all administrative, operational, financial and legal activities for President Sashi Brown. He plays a leadership role in developing ownership presentations and organization-wide strategic initiatives, constructing annual reports and bridging Baltimore’s football operations and corporate strategy. Neuman received an Executive Citation from Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski , Jr. in grateful recognition for his “outstanding leadership with the Ravens, recognizing his contributions to residents of Baltimore County and efforts to build a world-class professional sports organization that represents the resiliency of the Baltimore region across the world.”

Previously, Neuman served the Big Ten Conference as Chief of Staff, Strategy and Operations & Deputy General Counsel as a member of the conference's Senior Leadership Team. Neuman joined Big Ten Conference in January 2020 and played a strategic role in helping the conference navigate a global health pandemic. He established the Taskforce for Emerging Infectious Diseases and negotiated and implemented a comprehensive COVID-19 testing program/protocol to help student-athletes, coaches, and staff return to competition safely. Neuman was one of the lead negotiators and researchers for the stunning additions of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC), University of Oregon and University of Washington (expanding the conference from 14 to 16 and ultimately 18 institutions) in conference expansion and the conference’s $8 Billion record-breaking media rights deal with the linear networks CBS, NBC, FOX and Peacock. These landmark media rights agreements are the most comprehensive and lucrative in all college sports.

Neuman helped inspire the conference to provide support for the whole student-athlete, leading the development of the Mental Health & Wellness Cabinet, the first of its kind in intercollegiate athletics. He is also a pioneer of the Equality Coalition, in which he led a delegation of student-athletes and administrators from its member institutions to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, for an immersive experience entitled: Big Life Series: Selma to Montgomery. The pilgrimage to one of the key centers of the civil rights movement was highlighted by a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, which was the site of the 1965 Bloody Sunday attack.

His previous legal experience was with Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP as a corporate associate in their capital markets division where he represented clients in a broad range of securities offerings as both issuer’s and underwriter’s counsel including tie-outs and review of Fortune 500 subsidiary disclosures in advance of initial public offerings. He also served as a legal intern for the Minnesota Vikings. Prior, Neuman served as the lead speechwriter for the president of Yeshiva University supporting President Richard M. Joel in wide-ranging strategic and operational needs, including driving seamless communications, strategic planning, and personnel management. Neuman frequently collaborated with the President to develop and define a focused organizational vision and was responsible for drafting major speeches and lectures aligned with immediate and long-term goals.

Neuman was recognized in The Athletic's College Sports 40 Under 40 featuring top young coaches, players, executives, and influencers at the age of 32 and Modern Counsel’s 35 under 35 at the age of 33. He teaches a 3-Credit Master level course in “Intercollegiate Athletic Administration” at Columbia University, is a member of the Philanthropy Committee for the Sports Lawyers Association, a Next Generation Advisory Board Member for the Anti-Defamation League, and serves on the Board of Advisors for Israel Baseball Americas. Neuman is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He attended Yeshiva University for his undergraduate degree, University of Pennsylvania Law School for his Juris Doctor (where he received the “Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award” for graduating 2nd in his class for Pro Bono hours served), and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania for his master’s degree in public administration.​

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