Marc Ackerman has been a strategic advisor for executives and c-suite professionals throughout his more than 25-year legal career. Marc has a deep understanding of the in-house legal function, having built and led the legal, risk and compliance function at a high growth, multinational corporation, and provided practical, business-focused legal advice as part of the company’s senior management team. He is also a seasoned law firm practitioner, having served as outside counsel to some of the most high-profile organizations in the sports, media, technology and consumer products industries. This advice included a wide range of issues important to overall corporate strategy, with a particular focus on IP issues.
In his most recent role as General Counsel and Senior VP of Legal and Business Affairs at Tough Mudder Incorporated, Marc navigated the myriad legal, regulatory, compliance and business risks facing a disruptive, growth-stage company. Prior to this role, Marc spent 20 years in major global law firms as counsel to leading sports and media organizations like the National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, ESPN, Time Warner and more.
International Trademark Association — Pro Bono Committee; Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition
New York City Bar Association — Sports Law Committee, Past Chair; Committee on Judicial and Professional Ethics, Past Secretary
Legal 500 USA — Mentioned Individual, Intellectual Property (Copyright) (2011)
Legal 500 USA — Leading Individual, Media and Entertainment (Sports) (2007-2010)
Thurgood Marshall Award (1998)
NYU Journal of International Law & Politics — Article and Note Editor