Senior Vice President, Business Operations & General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Business Operations & General Counsel, Ben Lauritsen enters his 12th season with the Trail Blazers in 2020-21. He advises the Trail Blazers and the Rose Quarter in strategy, operations, negotiations, disputes and compliance.
Prior to joining the Trail Blazers, Lauritsen worked as a Corporate Attorney at Stoel Rives LLP in Portland and at Latham & Watkins LLP in London.
Lauritsen graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2004 and spent a year as a judicial clerk for Judge David G. Campbell in the U.S. District of Arizona following graduation. Lauritsen serves on the board for Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest. He is a frequent contributor to sports and entertainment law classes, panels and conferences.