Kevin Manara serves as Vice President of Labor Relations & Policy for the NFL. His responsibilities include the administration of the League’s collective bargaining agreement with its players, as well as enforcement of the League’s policies on performance-enhancing substances, personal conduct and substances of abuse. Kevin represents NFL clubs in grievances filed by players under the CBA, prosecutes appeals of discipline imposed under League policies and advises clubs on a variety of contractual, disciplinary and other labor-related matters. Kevin was a member of the NFL Management Council’s bargaining team during negotiations that resulted in the 2011 and 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreements. Kevin also has primary responsibility for the league’s collective bargaining agreement with its game officials and the NFL Referees Association.
Prior to joining the NFL, Kevin was an associate in the Labor & Employment department at Proskauer Rose. He also has experience working in licensing and marketing for the NBA. Kevin graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where he played varsity football, and earned his law degree with honors from New York Law School.