Debuting Olympic Sports in 2021: Legal & Athletic Perspectives



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February 2, 2021
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About the Program

Join world ranking Brazilian professional skateboarder Dora Varella, immigration attorney Natalia Aranovich, and Alexandre Costa, legal director for ConfederaÁ„o Brasileira de Skate (Brazilian Skate Confederation) for a panel on the legal and athletic takes on the debuting Olympic sports.

Meet the Speakers
Lilibet Behdadnia


Law Clerk, The Berglund Group

Lilibet Behdadnia has a background in transactional and litigation law, specializing in matters for social media influencers, entertainment, and intellectual property. With the increased prevalence of social media, Ms. Behdadnia has focused her practice on counseling social media influencers and providing her clients with representation in numerous matters regarding technology, app/website development, management, sponsorship, brand-product, merchandise, and campaign agreements. Lilibet further focuses her practice on intellectual property matters concerning copyrights and trademarks.

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Alexandre Costa


Sports Lawyer in Brazil, FLC CalBar and Legal Director at Brazilian Skateboard Confederation

Business lawyer with over 20 years of experience in litigation, support and advice of Labor and Sports Law. Foreign Legal Consultant registered for The State Bar of California .

Legal Director of Brazilian Confederation of Skateboarding(CBSK)

Previous experiences of litigation with Constructions Companies, Road Concessions, manufacturing of cars, bus and trucks, power distribution and generation company, skateboarding representatives bodies and Action Sports Professionals. 

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Natalia Aranovich


Business, Immigration and IP Lawyer

Ms. Aranovich has more than 22 years of experience in litigation and contracts. She is licensed to practice law in Brazil and in the United States. Her ability as a lawyer was recognized in the United States when she received her extraordinary ability visa and green card for the work she did in Brazil by helping change the law in that country regarding intellectual property matters.

Ms. Aranovich is an immigrant and a creative herself and she knows how important it is to have legal knowledge of your rights especially in a foreign country where you lack the proper connections, do not know the culture and the legal system. Thus, after 15 years of legal practice in Brazil and becoming licensed to practice law in California Ms. Aranovich decided in 2016 to combine her legal, branding and business skills to found Aranovich Law Firm, PC in Los Angeles to help foreigners and immigrants succeed in the United States. Her practice is focused in business, intellectual property and entertainment transactions. 

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Dora Varella


World Ranking Brazilian Professional Skateboarder, 3x World Champion

Dora Varella is a Brazilian professional skateboarder. She has competed in women’s park events at several World Skateboarding Championships, finishing 15th in 2018 and sixth in 2019

Varella participated in the women’s park event at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, finishing seventh in the finals. Heading into the games, she ranked ninth in the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings for women’s park

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