Chapman University Fowler School of Law alumna Katie Rodin ’01 (JD ‘05) received the “Sports Counsel of the Year” award from the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel at its 2020 Counsel of the Year Awards. Rodin is vice president and general counsel for the Anaheim Ducks, where she oversees all legal activities not just for that hockey club, but also for the San Diego Gulls, the Honda Center, and The Rinks. She has been with the organization since 2008.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Katie’s achievements and the leadership she provides in her role as general counsel of the Anaheim Ducks,” said Fowler School of Law Dean Matthew Parlow. “Her success is reflective of the strong ties our school has to both the sports industry and the Orange County community.”

Rodin received her bachelor of science from Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics in 2001 and her JD from the Fowler School of Law in 2005. Prior to joining the Ducks, she practiced at a boutique law firm in Corona Del Mar, California, which served as outside general counsel for hospitals, technology companies and other organizations. Rodin is in good company among several other Chapman alumni who work for the Ducks, including associate counsel Lauren Fitzpatrick (JD ’18).

An active community member in her native Orange County, Rodin serves on the Board of Directors for Taller San Jose Hope Builders and is a founding board member and former chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Sports and Entertainment Network.