Richard P. Slivka

Denver Broncos Football Club
Richard Slivka is in his 18th year with the Broncos after assuming a full-time counsel role with the team in 2000 and serves as general counsel and executive vice president for both the club and Stadium Management Company, which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Slivka is responsible for all legal functions of the Broncos in addition to overseeing the human resources, finance and information technology groups. His role with the team and SMC also includes managing sponsorship contracts, intellectual property claims and insurance matters. Slivka's career began as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington D.C., where he spent five years (1969-73) before working as a lawyer with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado from 1974-76. He practiced private law in Denver beginning in 1976 with specialties involving corporate/business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, white collar criminal law, complex civil law and tax litigation. The legal Peer Review Rating has given him the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. A certified public accountant and a member of the Sports Lawyers Association, Slivka obtained his J.D. from George Washington University in 1969 and a bachelor's degree in business/accounting from Arizona State University in 1966.