D’Lonra C. Ellis is the Chief Legal Officer of the Oakland Athletics and the San Jose Earthquakes. She also serves of the board of both organizations. As the Chief Legal Officer, oversees all of the organizations’ legal matters, including their intellectual property, real estate, employment, benefits, commercial, and government affairs matters. She is also an Adjunct Professor at UC Law SF College of Law, where she teaches Sports Law. Prior to joining the Oakland Athletics and the San Jose Earthquakes, D’Lonra was the General Counsel of Aspire Public Schools, a non-profit charter management organization that runs over thirty-five schools in California; a Director and Senior Corporate Counsel in the intellectual property, marketing and advertising group at Gap Inc.; and an associate in the litigation practice of Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk and Rabkin (now Arnold & Porter). D’Lonra currently sits on the boards of Bay Area Legal Aid, which provides direct legal services to low income residents in seven Bay Area counties; KIPP Northern California, which operates non-profit, public charter schools throughout the Bay Area; and Seven Stories Institute, which runs a non-profit bookstore collective known as Word Up in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. She received her BA in Architecture, Preservation, and Planning from Columbia University and her JD from Stanford Law School.
BA, Columbia University
JD, Stanford University