- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1978
- B.S., (with high distinction), School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1975
- Sports Law and Public Policy
Jayma M. Meyer is counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City and has been a visiting scholar at SPEA since spring 2014. At Indiana University, Meyer teaches sports law and public policy, consults on matters impacting student-athletes, and lectures on Title IX, amateurism, and other ethical issues in sports. Meyer advocates the power of sport to bring about social change. Her focus is on achieving gender equality, diversity, inclusion, safety, and integrity in sports through education, activism, and litigation.
Meyer began her legal career as an attorney in the Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, in Washington, D.C. She moved to private practice in 1981 and joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City. Meyer established Simpson Thacher’s Los Angeles office in 1995 and returned to the New York office in the fall of 1998. At Simpson Thacher, Meyer has represented clients on antitrust and sports issues throughout the U.S. including briefing in the U.S. Supreme Court, and pro bono clients on Title IX and other matters involving gender, sports and education.
Meyer is on the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Law Center, Women’s Sports Foundation, Reproductive Health Access Project, and Urban Assembly Girls School for Criminal Justice. She has been named a New York Super Lawyer in the categories of Antitrust and Top Women Lawyers and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from SPEA in 2014. Meyer is an active member of the Sports Lawyers Association and numerous antitrust and sports committees at the city, state, and federal levels. She also serves on sports advocacy committees for several nonprofit organizations.