Sports Lawyer Grace Falkenbach Named Assistant Director for Compliance at Xavier
Xavier Director of Compliance Leslie Fields has announced the addition of Grace Falkenbach as the department’s assistant director for compliance.
“Grace is a rising star in athletics compliance and we’re fortunate to have her joining our team,” said Fields. “She has outstanding practical experience in compliance; but what really sets Grace apart are her abilities to create relationships with student-athletes and coaches, and her willingness to think creatively. She’ll be a great addition to the athletics staff.”
Falkenbach brings nearly five years of full-time experience to Xavier, most recently serving as associate director of compliance at Louisville (2019-21). Prior to Louisville, she was the director of compliance at Ohio from 2017-19. She also worked at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) from 2016-17 and at Indiana from 2014-16.
The Indianapolis, Ind., native earned a juris doctor from Indiana in 2016 and holds a bachelor’s degree in music business from Belmont (’13).