- J.D., magna cum laude, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2017.
- B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science & German, University of Arizona, 2012.
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Storm Byrd is an associate in McKool Smith Hennigan's Los Angeles office. He focuses his practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Legal Intern at the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State – Election Services Division where he reorganized and restructured A.R.S. Title 16 campaign finance laws and drafted legislation proposals for reforming campaign finance laws. He was also a Case Analyst at the Arizona Superior Court – Pretrial Services.
While attending law school, Storm was the Business Manager and an Articles Editor for the Arizona Law Review, President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, member of the school’s Transactional Law Meet 2017 Regional Champion team, Treasurer of the Business Law Society, and a volunteer for clinics providing legal resource information to indigent populations.
Throughout law school, Storm was actively involved in matters pertaining to sports law. Storm was awarded the Jackson Lewis Sports Law Fellowship, worked with college staff and administration to create a legal externship opportunity within the University of Arizona Athletic Department’s NCAA Compliance office, and organized monthly speakers and events on sports law topics each year. Storm’s note on the history of guaranteed NFL player contracts and the viable paths the players can pursue to obtain greater guaranteed money in their contracts was published in the Arizona Law Review. Upon graduating, Storm received the Dean’s Award for Leadership based on his commitment to enriching the academic discourse on campus and expanding opportunities for fellow students.