Marissa John, Esq. is a Sports & Entertainment Law Attorney and currently serves as the Director of Legal Affairs for the Seattle Seahawks and Lumen Field. She is a trusted strategic advisor to her internal business clients and senior leadership.
Prior to joining the Seahawks, Marissa was Associate Corporate Counsel at Amazon, Inc. in their National Operations & Real Estate Group where she support the last mile facility teams throughout the U.S., Singapore and Australia. In addition to her work at Amazon, Marissa has worked for large corporate law firms where she represented private and public clients throughout the country in connection with the acquisition, financing, leasing, sale and operation of commercial retail, industrial, office, and hotel properties; as well as counseled professional sports teams, leagues, ownership groups and related governing bodies in various matters associated with the development and operation of sports facilities.
Marissa received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida, her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law and her Master of Laws (LLM) in Sports Law from the University of Miami. Marissa is the Founding Member and Vice President of the National Society of Black Sports Professionals- Seattle Chapter, serves as Secretary for the Women in Sports and Entertainment (WISE) – Seattle Chapter and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.