USD School of Law Alumnus Jeffrey M. Solomon ’83 (JD) with the Los Angeles Kings Featured in Los Angeles Times

Jeffrey M. Solomon ’83 (JD) with the Los Angeles Kings Featured in Los Angeles Times

Jeffrey M. Solomon

SAN DIEGO (February 6, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Alumnus Jeffrey M. Solomon, ’83 (JD), was featured in an Los Angeles Times article regarding his position as Senior Vice President of Operations and Legal Affairs of the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Los Angeles Kings. 

Solomon is now in his 14th season with the Kings and 34th around the NHL, Solomon is the team’s de facto Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and salary cap expert. His background — first as an attorney in tax and estate planning, then as a player agent for 20 years — is unique among the franchise’s executives. As the club embarks on the second rebuild of Solomon’s tenure in Los Angeles, his insight could prove indispensable.

“We think we can count on ourselves to find the opportunities and find creative ways to try and use [the CBA rules] as best we can,” Solomon said. “As a lawyer, I was used to dissecting rules. It’s almost been a passion, to figure out how you apply and exploit them in the best way.”

Solomon has also been instrumental in coordinating numerous contract negotiations — notably, he worked with Drew Doughty on the defenseman’s self-negotiated eight-year extension signed in the 2018 offseason — and qualifying offers for restricted free agents.

Read the full article.

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Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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