Senior Vice President, Business Operations & General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Business Operations & General Counsel, Ben Lauritsen enters his ninth season with the Trail Blazers in 2017-18. He advises the Trail Blazers and the Rose Quarter in strategy, operations, negotiations, disputes, and compliance. In addition to leading the team’s legal functions, he oversees the team’s human resources and community outreach departments and serves as board president of the Trail Blazers Foundation. 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. Ben currently resides in Southwest Portland with his wife and three children.