Stamford, Conn.– Roxanne Kosarzycki, former General Counsel for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been named General Counsel for the XFL.
The announcement was made today by XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck, to whom Kosarzycki will report. The new XFL kicks off in early 2020 and will deliver a fan-centric, innovative experience, including fast-paced games and a family-friendly environment, complemented by cross-platform viewing options and real-time fan engagement.
Kosarzycki comes to the XFL from her prior position as Senior Vice President/General Counsel for Global Imaging Systems, Inc., a leading provider of business technology solutions. From March 2011 until accepting her new post with the XFL, she served as the company’s general counsel and corporate secretary, providing guidance and counsel in all aspects of the business.
Before working for GIS, Kosarzycki was General Counsel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with accountability for a broad range of business, operational and legal functions. Her many responsibilities included drafting and negotiating all business contracts, including sponsorship, marketing, media technology, licensing and employment; managing player contracts; supervising human resources; and protecting the team’s trademark portfolio and copyrighted information. Kosarzycki’s extensive experience in professional sports began in July 1992 as Associate Counsel for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, a position she held until joining the Buccaneers in 2004. While with the Raiders, Kosarzycki also served as counsel to the teams’ retail operation.
After earning her B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1987, Kosarzycki earned her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in 1992. She is a member of the California and Florida Bar Associations.
Plans for the XFL at launch include eight teams, 40-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game.