Robert Wallace


Area of Competence:
Professional Liability/ Malpractice
Labor
Civil Rights
Contracts
Employment
Commercial
Consumer
Business Litigation
Compensation


Availability for Service
St. Louis, MO
Jefferson City, MO
Columbia, MO
Kansas City, MO
Cape Girardeau, MO
Springfield, MO
Chicago, IL

Robert Wallace


Professional Experience:

Bob Wallace has been involved with the NFL for over a quarter century, serving in a variety of capacities ranging from chief contract negotiator of player contracts to overseeing business operations, and has been one of the highest ranking minority executives in professional sports. Wallace's responsibilities with the St. Louis Rams included broadcast and stadium negotiations, strategic planning and departmental supervision, while overseeing all revenue generating activities of a franchise with gross revenue over $200 million and double digit profits. Wallace negotiated the naming rights deal for the Edward Jones Dome and oversaw all the Ram's legal work. Wallace's recent work outside of his Rams responsibilities has included mediating disputes, hosting a radio segment on the business of sports, and mentoring and consulting with professionals and sports figures.

Before joining the Rams in 1995, Wallace was the Assistant to the President, General Counsel and chief contract negotiator for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1991-1994. At the Eagles, he was responsible for all player signings and legal matters and helped with the Eagles transition to the NFL salary cap system. Prior to that, he began his professional career with the St. Louis Football Cardinals as outside legal counsel and chief contract negotiator from 1981-1991 where he was also responsible for all player signings. While earning his law degree in 1981 from Georgetown University, he served as a legal intern for the late NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle. Wallace received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, where he lettered as a running back for the Bulldogs.

Wallace's leadership within the sports and business world has translated to the community where he is active in many civic and charitable organizations, including serving as President of the Board of Giant Steps of St. Louis, a school for children with autism. In 2008, Wallace completed his three-year term as the chairman of the board of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. Additionally, Wallace served as an officer of the St. Louis Sports Commission and serves on a number of other area boards, including the United Way, Webster University School of Business and UMSL Chancellor's Council. A board member and the current President of the Sports Lawyer's Association, Wallace teaches at Washington University School of Law and has also taught sports law at the St. Louis University School of Law. In 2010, Governor Jay Nixon appointed Wallace to the Governor's Council on Disabilities. He continues to make numerous speaking engagements annually to audiences ranging from local school children to national business leaders.


Professional Affiliations:

• Licensed and Member of Missouri & Pennsylvania Bar
• President of the Board, Giant Steps of St. Louis, 1999 - Present
• President, Sports Lawyers Association, 2009 - 201, Board member, 1991 - Present
• Member, Governor's Council on Disabilities, appointed by Governor Nixon, 2010
• Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Urban League of St. Louis, 2005 - 2008
• Board of Directors, Urban League of St. Louis, 1996 - 2003, 2004 - Present
• Board of Directors, St. Louis Regional Commerce & Growth Association, 2000 - Present
• Board of Advisors, Webster University School of Business, 2001 - Present
• Chancellor's Council, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2005 - Present
• Board of Directors, Boys Scouts of America, St. Louis, 2009 - Present
• Member of ABA, Sports & Entertainment Division, 1981 - Present
• Treasurer and Secretary, St. Louis Sports Commission, 1995 - 2009
• Co-Chair Final Four, St. Louis Organizing Committee, 2007
• Treasurer, Final Four, St. Louis Organizing Committee, 2005
• Board of Directors, Regional Business Council, 2007-2009
• Board of Directors, United Way of St. Louis, 2003-2009
• Sports Lawyers Association, 1991 - Present


Education

• B.A., Yale College, 1978
• J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1981


Admissions

• Missouri
• Pennsylvania




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