Lucinda McRoberts Hired as USA Swimming’s Chief Counsel, Director of Legal Affairs


COLORADO SPRINGS – Lucinda McRoberts has joined USA Swimming in the newly-created position of Chief Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs, where she will serve as an advisor to the executive director, senior staff and board of directors on legal matters.

“Lucinda is one of the true up-and-coming talents in sports law and she will add incredible value to our USA Swimming executive team,” USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus said. “As our organization grows year after year, Lucinda’s expertise in critical issues will greatly benefit our membership.”

In her new role, McRoberts will lead the organization’s programs for the National Board of Review and Appeals, Criminal Background Checks, Athlete Partnerships, National Team Selections, Sponsorships and Special Events and Civil Litigation and Risk Management. She will work in collaboration with USA Swimming’s Secretary/General Counsel and outside counsel.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with USA Swimming for several years and have been very impressed. With its unparalleled leadership, talented staff and dedicated membership, it is one of the premier National Governing Bodies in the Olympic movement,” McRoberts said. “I appreciate the opportunity to serve the organization and am excited to take on the new challenges these responsibilities will bring.”

A graduate of Yale University and University of Michigan Law School, McRoberts has extensive experience working with USA Swimming while a member of the Sports Litigation team at Bryan Cave since 2012. Prior to her re-location to Colorado Springs, she contributed to the firm in areas of bankruptcy, restructuring, banking and real estate from the St. Louis office.

Her career began with stints in the United States Senate, Missouri House of Representatives, Kroenke Sports Enterprises and the Athletic Departments at Yale University and University of Missouri.

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