Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Las Vegas Raiders
Kevin Manara serves as Senior Vice President & General Counsel of the Las Vegas Raiders. In that capacity, he provides strategic advice and direction on all legal matters and matters of risk to Raiders’ management, ownership and employees. Among other responsibilities, Manara oversees all litigation matters; ensures compliance with all NFL rules, regulations and policies, including under the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement; advises the Club regarding all corporate matters and documents, including those related to the operation of Allegiant Stadium; and advises the Club on all employment and human resources matters.
Prior to joining the Raiders, Manara worked for the NFL for over thirteen years as a senior attorney in the Management Council, most recently as Vice President of Labor Relations & Policy. In that capacity, Manara administered the NFL CBA, provided legal advice to all 32 clubs on issues involving player employment, and enforced the League’s policies on performance-enhancing substances, personal conduct and substances of abuse. He was a member of the NFL’s bargaining team during negotiations that resulted in the 2011 and 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreements. Manara also served on the Board of the Partnership for Clean Competition.
Manara began his legal career as an associate in the Labor & Employment department at Proskauer Rose. He also has experience working in licensing and marketing for the NBA. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where he played varsity football, and earned his law degree with honors from New York Law School.