Marcus Banks serves as Basketball Strategy & Team Counsel for the LA Clippers. Marcus focuses on basketball operations, where he provides analysis on the Collective Bargaining Agreement, drafts players’ and coaches’ contracts, and assists with salary cap management, player transactions, roster construction, league-wide competitive analysis, and other basketball strategic initiatives. He is also responsible for handling all immigration matters, liaising with the NBA on various compliance and operational matters, and other legal and basketball operations matters.
Marcus joined the Clippers in 2016 as a Legal Intern. Before joining the Clippers, Marcus worked in Legal & Business Affairs for United Talent Agency, focusing on Motion Picture Talent and Independent Film Financing.
Prior to moving from New York to Los Angeles, Marcus worked in Business Development at the international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP where he assisted the firm in acquiring clients in the Sports, Entertainment & Media industries. Prior to joining Freshfields, Marcus worked in Legal & Business Affairs for the Madison Square Garden Company focusing on the New York Knicks and New York Liberty. Prior to joining MSG, Marcus was an Intellectual Property Coordinator for the National Basketball Association. Marcus Banks earned his law degree from Rutgers Law School.