Bringing expertise gleaned from over 25 years of working on a wide array of business transactions inside of major sports, esports, music, and media organizations, as well as in law firms, Robert Auritt practices at the intersection of the sports, entertainment, and technology industries. Rob possesses extensive experience in emerging growth areas, including Web3, NFT, and Metaverse matters.
Rob previously 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. 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.
Rob was also the lead digital media lawyer for NBC Sports, where he helmed legal negotiations on important agreements with organizations like the NFL, Yahoo Sports, and Twitter. In addition, Rob oversaw the legal needs of the NBC/Comcast Regional Sports Network web and mobile platforms and worked on all manner of issues related to the traditional TV sports business. Prior to that Rob was a member of the intellectual property group at Pepper Hamilton (now Trautman Pepper) and spent nearly 5 years at the Harry Fox Agency, Inc., the primary agent on behalf of the mechanical reproduction rights of music publishers in the United States.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Rob is deeply involved in community work and has held leadership roles at a variety of organizations, both locally and internationally.