Bradley K. Blackwell

Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Churchill Downs Incorporated


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Brad Blackwell joined Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") as corporate counsel in April of 2005. He has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including vice president, legal & regulatory affairs for TwinSpires (2001-2011); vice president, legal for CDI (2011-2015); and vice president, operations for CDI (2015-2017). In February of 2017, Blackwell was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for CDI and oversees all legal, compliance, corporate governance and regulatory affairs. 

Prior to joining CDI, Blackwell was assistant general counsel and secretary for Michaels Stores, Inc. in Irving, TX and an associate attorney in the Dallas office of Jones Day. Blackwell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and a Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.