NFL Appoints Janet Nova as Deputy General Counsel for Media/League Business Affairs

The National Football League has named Janet Nova as Deputy General Counsel for Media and League Business Affairs. Nova joins the NFL after spending over 20 years at 21st Century Fox and its predecessor company, News Corporation.

As Deputy General Counsel for Media and League Business Affairs, Nova will lead the media and business affairs teams within the NFL’s legal department and she will partner with the league’s media, sponsorship, consumer products, and other revenue businesses. Nova will be based out of the NFL’s New York office, where she will report to Jeffrey Pash, the NFL’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel. She joins current Deputy General Counsels Jay Bauman (Legal and Business Affairs) and Larry Ferazani (Labor Relations).

“We are pleased to have Janet on board as Deputy General Counsel,” said Commissioner Roger Goodell. “She’ll provide our legal department with a unique skill set and joins a strong senior team. We look forward to welcoming her to the League office in New York.”

“We are delighted to welcome Janet Nova to the NFL,” said Pash. “Janet has an extensive legal background and comes from a multinational media corporation, which makes her an ideal fit for this position.”

Most recently, Nova served as Executive Vice President and Deputy Group General Counsel of 21st Century Fox and led 21st Century Fox’s legal team in major corporate transactions, as well as managing corporate governance – working with senior management and the Board of Directors at 21st Century Fox on each of these matters.

Nova is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University School of Law and began her legal career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.