Richard Motzkin, who joined Wasserman in June 2006, serves as the EVP & Managing Executive of the Global Soccer Group. Motzkin is widely recognized as the preeminent soccer agent in the United States and with his global Wasserman colleagues, he helps manage the overall strategy and direction of one of the most successful football practices in the world.
Prior to joining Wasserman, Motzkin founded SportsNet, Inc. and began his company by representing many of the top stars from the 1994 US World Cup Team. During his tenure at SportsNet and Wasserman, Motzkin has negotiated some of the most lucrative and high-profile contracts in Major League Soccer history and has represented the #1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft more times than all other agents combined.
From 1992 through 1994, Motzkin served as the first-ever General Counsel/Deputy Executive Director of the US Soccer Federation and before that, Motzkin was an associate at the law firm Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, where he specialized in sports law and general business/real estate work. Motzkin has been a member of the American Bar Association and State Bar of California since 1989, and he also served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School teaching Sports Law.
Motzkin received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley in 1986 and his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1989, where he was a charter member of the “Order of the Coif” honors society.
Motzkin lives in Los Angeles with his wife Randee and his children Eden, Eli & Sammy.