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Sports & Entertainment Law Section Member Spotlight Series: Kyle Fairchild - Sports and Entertainment Law News

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Sports and Entertainment Law News

Posted on: Sep 13, 2018

Get to know members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section! This blog series highlights section members, their practice and their personal interests. Take a seat and get to know them! This week's post features Kyle Fairchild of Horizon League.

Name, firm and position at firm?
Kyle Fairchild, Horizon League, Assistant Commissioner for Governance and Compliance

What is the focus of your practice?
College athletics administration and NCAA rules compliance, along with some general counsel responsibilities.
How long have you been practicing?
Almost six years.

How long have you been in Indy?
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, attended law school in Indianapolis and now work in the city; I’ve only lived outside Indianapolis for a total of six and a half years of my life

What do you value most about the practice of law?
The advocacy for clients, or in my case, being able to work with college athletics departments to find a solution for a department and/or student-athlete that leads to a positive outcome. I value this advocacy is my role especially when a student-athlete becomes eligible to compete on the field/court when previously they were not able to do so.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
Staying active, playing golf, snow and water skiing, supporting Indianapolis’ sports teams and going to country music concerts.

What are some of your goals for the section this year? Or what are you most excited about for the section?
As a member of the executive committee of the section, I hope we can increase engagement
of the section members. We have a good contingent of members, and I would like to see them at the CLE events that we do our best to make interesting and relatable to practice areas and/or interests.  

What’s one piece of advice you’ve learned from your years of experience in the field?
There is always more to learn. I order to be a good teacher or advocate for clients, you have to learn every day.

Tell us about your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis:
Flatwater in Broad Ripple when the weather is nice. Flatwater has great food, a good beer selection, live music and a waterside patio that sits directly on the canal

If you would like to be featured in the Q+A series, send your responses to the above questions to Kara Sikorski at and stay tuned for future installments!



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