Joe Pierce hired by AMB Sports and Entertainment as general counsel
National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons taps Joseph Pierce as in-house legal chief from the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Hornets. Pierce will serve as senior vice president and general counsel for AMB Sports and Entertainment, a subsidiary of AMB Group that is controlled by Falcons owner Arthur Blank.
Pierce will replace Mike Egan, who will retire from the general counsel role December 31, 2020. Egan will continue to advise the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and on certain transitional matters in a limited capacity moving forward.
Pierce comes to AMB from Hornets Sports and Entertainment in Charlotte, where he spent seven years as senior vice president and chief legal officer, overseeing legal and business administration for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and operations of Charlotte’s Spectrum Center Arena.
Prior to joining the Hornets organization, Pierce served as senior vice president and associate general counsel, global marketing and corporate affairs for Bank of America Corporation where he led negotiations for deals and licensing agreements for Bank of America’s sponsorship properties including the NFL, Major League Baseball, PGA Tour and NASCAR.