Gold Standard Sports Lawyer
Ms. Duckett tailors her consultancy to conscious athletes who seek to use their influence to not only build wealth but also to inspire and empower others. In addition to decades of experience in business and in sports law, Ms. Duckett brings intuition, creativity and innovation to her practice. Partnering with the athletes’ agents, Ms. Duckett rounds out her clients’ platforms with the legal acumen required to complete their success.
Traditional and Innovative Partnerships
Media Content Development
Legacy Strategy and Philanthropy
Ms. Duckett has been chosen as General Counsel of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University and her Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law.
Ms. Duckett is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nikki Duckett Collective LLC, a boutique legal consulting firm curated for athletes. Based on a proven track record in both sports media and corporate transactions, Ms. Duckett advises her clients as a personal General Counsel for their legal and business strategies.
Prior to founding ND Collective, Ms. Duckett was the General Counsel and Vice President of the LA Clippers LLC where she built a Legal and Business Affairs Department from the ground up. She played an integral role in all business initiatives and strategies of the organization: negotiated one of the most lucrative regional television deals in NBA history; spearheaded the formation of the LA Clippers G League team; and procured relationships between the Clippers and numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Red Bull, American Airlines, and Kia Motors. Ms. Duckett is the first and only Black woman to ever serve as a chief legal officer in the NBA.
Ms. Duckett is asked to speak on topics ranging from the value of strategic partnerships in the sports industry to the importance of athletes capitalizing on their media influence. She is selective in choosing speaking engagements where she can be most impactful.
44th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium
Sports and Entertainment: Heeding the Call for Justice
Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium
Impact of Digital Media Platforms on the Sports Industry
Institute for Corporate Counsel Annual Conference
General Counsels in Today’s Market
National Basketball Association Annual Summit
Sports Teams Achieving Best Media Deals
ABA Sports Division Annual Conference
Private and Public Partnerships
BESLA Annual Conference
Sports Teams, Athletes and the Media
In The News
Pioneering Ex-Clippers GC Launches New Legal Consultancy
Ms. Duckett has a natural talent for writing for young ones and storytelling. With a sweet, classic, narrative tone she weaves children’s stories that are whimsical and imaginative. She also creates young adult stories meant to guide and encourage young minds on their journeys into the world. Ms. Duckett’s stories share poignant lessons for young readers of all ages intended to teach and inspire them.