Labor & Employment Shareholder Susie Cirilli and Former Professional Football Player Arianna Criscione join Sports and Entertainment Lawyer Daniel Geey on The BackStage Podcast to discuss the professionalization of women's soccer.
This international trio, representing the US, EU, and UK, explores topics such parental leave, athlete education on contract terms, agent education on contract terms, and considerations for compensation specifically geared towards the women’s side of the sport.
ABOUT THE GUESTS Arianna is a former professional football player having finished her career at Paris Saint-Germain where she had a dual role as a player and as Women’s Sponsorship Manager for 2 seasons at the French club, ending her career with the first ever women’s league title the club has won. She now works as a consultant and uses her experience and creativity to help football stakeholders to build sustainable and accelerated blueprints that raise the women’s game. And she has just started a startup with the objective to close the gender pay gap for women in sports and empower them to get what they are worth when it comes to salary.
Susie is a shareholder w the law firm Flaster Greenberg, and is based out of Philadelphia and New York. Her primary focus is employment law, where she counsels companies and executives on employment issues. She also negotiates and drafts executive agreements.
Daniel is a sports and entertainment lawyer helping clients particularly in the football industry in relation to transfers, contract negotiations, commercial deals and disputes.