Robert Auritt advises clients in the sports, entertainment, and technology industries on a wide array of commercial, licensing, and corporate transactions. Over his nearly 25-year career, he has developed a familiarity with the nuances of the industries in which he practices, and the ability to deliver highly responsive and practical advice to his clients. Rob represents major sports, esports and media organizations, as well as emerging technology companies disrupting traditional markets.
Rob served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel to Comcast Spectacor, where he worked across the company’s deep portfolio of professional sports, event and venue industry holdings, including the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, and the Spectra-branded venue management, food services, sports partnerships, and ticketing companies. Notably, while at Comcast Spectacor, Rob was the primary lawyer to the Philadelphia Fusion esports team from its inception as a franchise through the inaugural season of the Overwatch League.
Before joining Comcast Spectacor, Rob was the lead digital media lawyer for NBC Sports, where he led legal negotiations on critical agreements with major organizations, including Yahoo Sports, the NFL, and Twitter. In addition, Rob managed all legal matters for the NBC/Comcast Regional Sports Network web and mobile platforms and frequently drafted and negotiated agreements related to the traditional TV sports business.
Rob was a senior associate in the intellectual property group at Pepper Hamilton (now Trautman Pepper) and was Senior Counsel at the Harry Fox Agency, Inc., the primary agent for the mechanical reproduction rights of music publishers in the United States.
Rob began his career counseling start-up technology companies during the dawn of the commercial internet, a practice which he continues to this day.