Jay J. Fragus is a sports and entertainment transactional attorney, start-up entrepreneur and consultant for a variety of tech, film, new media and television projects.
In joining The Network Advisory (TNA), Jay is primarily responsible for developing and implementing growth opportunities within the Company creating long-term value for the organization and maintaining existing and fostering new relationships and partnerships. On the legal side, Jay reviews agreements and various documents and works with the C-Level executives in mitigating legal risks and implementing company policies and procedures.
Before TNA, Jay was solely focused on building his consultant firm, Represent LLC, where he served as President on a variety of projects in the tech, sports and entertainment spaces. Under this banner, Jay also formally served as a certified NFL Contract Advisor shepherding multiple clients through their off seasons up and through the Draft and rookie mini-camps prior to commencement of the NFL season.
Prior to the business ventures over the last six years, Jay worked in more of a traditional legal capacity at a boutique, entertainment law firm in Beverly Hills representing a variety of entertainment clients, which included writers, actors and producers in connection with motion picture, television and new media projects. More specifically, when it came to unscripted television, he had a large role in representing some of the major television producers in the business including Mark Cronin (51 Minds), Brian Graden (Brian Graden Media), and Dan Patterson in connection with the hit show Whose Line Is It Anyway?
He previously worked in the entertainment practice group of a full service AmLaw 100 firm in Century City (Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP), focusing on transactional work that included drafting the foundational documents for a U.S.-based professional rugby sports league and also worked with various Olympic Committees, including the Japanese Olympic Committee in their bid to receive the rights to host the 2020 Summer Games. He also rendered production legal services on a variety of full length feature films for producer clients at the firm (including The Grey and 42).
Jay graduated from Loyola Law School (J.D.) in 2011 and the University of California, Berkeley (B.A.) in 2007. While he makes frequent trips to Los Angeles and Beverly Hills for business, he currently resides in the Bay Area with his wife and son.