Speaker Profile

Suemyra Shah
General Counsel / Whistle Sports

Suemyra Shah is general counsel at Whistle Sports, the global sports media network and community for today’s generation. With a massive audience-driven data platform, Whistle Sports creates, curates and distributes highly engaging content across social, digital, OTT and linear TV platforms. Ms. Shah is responsible for all aspects of the company's domestic and international legal and business affairs, including helping the company innovate and grow, and finding solutions to complex business challenges. Suemyra’s specialties include original and branded content production and distribution, and influencer marketing. The bulk of her daily practice is focused on a spectrum of entertainment transactional matters for the company’s content creation studio, including acting as deal and production counsel on short- and long-form series, participating in development meetings, reviewing creative concepts, negotiating distribution and production-related agreements, and pre-publication content review and rights clearance. Ms. Shah is also responsible for all aspects of corporate governance matters, commercial contracts, litigation and employment matters. Prior to joining Whistle Sports, she was in private practice where she advised clients in the media, entertainment and advertising industries. Suemyra received her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley.