Laila joined Sportradar in 2016 and oversees all operations in the USA.
Being a lawyer by trade, Laila previous worked several years at the international law firm White & Case LLP in Berlin, Germany and specialized i.a. in Sports Law, Compliance and Litigation. She wrote her Ph.D. in Betting via the Internet which became a well-recognized book in its field. Previously, she acted in Sports Executive positions in the Sports Industry, being the Head of Legal and Head of International Development for FIFA’s Early Warning System (FIFA EWS) in Zurich, Switzerland and as Director of Sports Integrity at CONCACAF, the governing body for Soccer in North America, Central America and Caribbean being responsible for all 41 member countries.
Since 2009, Laila has published a significant number of law articles and has lectured law at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at Columbia University in New York where she is currently Professor for Global Sports Law in the ISDE Program. Laila is Associate Editor of the well-known law journal ‘World Sports Advocate’ and has her own Sports Law Column at InsideWorldFootball.com.
Sportradar is changing the way the world experiences sport with innovative digital products and sports data of the highest quality that covers more than 40 sports and 400,000 live events. Since its inception in 2001, the company has grown to over 1,900 employees spread across 30 locations around the world and is today partnered with the likes of the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR. Sportradar’s U.S. Advisory Board includes Ted Leonsis, Mark Cuban and Michael Jordan. Learn more at www.sportradar.us.