General Counsel/Chief of Business & Legal Affairs Norman Wain arrived at USA Track & Field in July of 2010. Wain oversees the USATF legal department (negotiating all contracts, managing corporate governance, handling anti-doping matters, overseeing litigation & risk management, managing the Athlete Representative program, etc). The legal department works with USATF staff and Board of Directors, the Law and Legislation Committee, the Ethics Committee, and various other committees and constituencies to advance the goals and initiatives of the organization and protect its general legal interests. Wain also leads USATF’s SafeSport efforts and is involved with steering USATF’s business initiatives.
Before arriving at USATF, Wain worked as the Vice President – Corporate Legal Affairs at The Finish Line, Inc., a publicly traded, billion dollar, mall-based specialty retailer operating nearly 700 stores in 47 states across the country and online. Prior to Finish Line, he spent time in the business and legal affairs department at Writers & Artists Agency, Inc., a Los Angeles talent agency (subsequently acquired by Paradigm), and held stints at Fox Sports World and BigShot Films International. He also worked in private practice as a litigator in Santa Monica, CA.
Wain currently serves on the Sports Lawyers Associations (SLA) national board of directors, the Governance Commission for World Athletics, and as chair for the Law In Sport Advisory Committee. He also co-founded and served as the inaugural chair for the newly-formed ACC Sports & Entertainment Committee. Wain speaks on various sports topics both domestically and internationally.
Wain graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California-Berkeley in 1992 and received his J.D. degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 1996.