MASON P. ASHE, Founder & CEO of Ashe Sports & Entertainment Consulting, Inc. -- has 31 years of experience as a sports and entertainment attorney, talent manager, industry advisor, and sports agent.
He has served as the lead contract negotiator, legal advisor, and brand strategist for professional athletes (associated with the NBA, WNBA, NFL, FIBA, and eSports), pro and college coaches, social media content creators and influencers, financial advisors, entertainers, on-air personalities, celebrity chefs, authors, film producers, investors in delivery mechanisms designed to commercialize talent, and producers of TV and web-based reality shows.
For 15 years in academia, Professor Ashe has designed curricula and lectured weekly on sports law and global sports business management for the benefit of wealth management executives and students at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. He is currently on the adjunct faculty at the Howard University School of Law (since 2012), and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (since 2015). This will also be his seventh consecutive summer serving as the Academic Director of the Georgetown University Summer Sports Industry Management Academy for High School Students.
Ashe previously practiced law at both national and regional law firms. Before forming ASEC in 2004, he was Co-Founder, COO, and General Counsel of Strickland & Ashe Management; and Vice President in the Team Sports Division at International Management Group (“IMG”). He earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Hamilton College, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
He was awarded the Sports Lawyer of the Year Award from the National Bar Association (July 2015); and was listed on 101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (2003 and 2004). He is a former board member of the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association (“BESLA”), and currently serves on the board of the University at Buffalo Foundation Inc, Hamilton College Board of Trustees, and is Chairman of the Washington Jazz Arts Institute (“WJAI”).