Vice President & General Counsel, Palace Sports & Entertainment and Detroit Pistons
Richard Haddad is Vice President & General Counsel of Palace Sports & Entertainment (PSE) and the Detroit Pistons. He oversees legal, business and government affairs for Palace Sports & Entertainment, the Detroit Pistons, and related properties and companies, including the Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Roundball LLC, and the Detroit Pistons Foundation.
Before joining PSE in 2012, Richard practiced law at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York, where he represented a broad base of corporate and individual clients in the sports, finance, media, entertainment, aviation, insurance, legal, pharmaceutical and real estate industries in connection with complex commercial, civil and criminal investigations and disputes; and clerked for Judge Barbara S. Jones of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Richard grew up in Adrian, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan (BA – History) and Columbia Law School (JD).