Andrew Brandt

Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law and Associate Professor of Law


Biography

   Andrew Brandt is an accomplished sports executive now bringing his credibility and unique insight and perspective to academia and the media.

Brandt is the NFL Business Analyst for ESPN, analyzing business, legal and policy sports issues on programs such as “Outside the Lines” and “SportsCenter” as well as multiple appearances on ESPN radio programs every week.

Along with his television and radio responsibilities, Brandt is now a featured columnist for Sports Illustrated.  Brandt will be writing a weekly column for the new football site of SI, TheMMQB.com, as well as multiple contributions to the magazine and SI.com, providing readers perspective and viewpoints from his unique vantage point as a former player agent and team executive.

Brandt is also Director of the Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova Law School, building a program in sports law that will be a thought leader sports law, sports business, sports policy and more.  Brandt is guiding the Center to be a destination for young lawyers interested in a career in sports through curricula, nationally recognized symposia and lectures, and a coming online series.

Brandt is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, teaching classes in Negotiations and Sports Law, among the most popular classes at Wharton.

Brandt is a sought-after speaker on business issues in sports and lectures frequently at universities and corporate gatherings.

Brandt also co-founded of a unique website of insider content on football, The National Football Post, and has made regular contributions to the Huffington Post, Forbes, and the Sports Business Journal.

After attending Stanford University and Georgetown University Law School, Brandt worked for ProServ, Inc., representing top athletes such as Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Boomer Esiason.

Brandt then became General Manager of the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL's World League, introducing American football to Spain.  Following the suspension of the World League, Brandt returned to player representation for Woolf Associates, representing NFL players including Matt Hasselbeck, Adam Vinatieri and Ricky Williams.

Brandt was Vice President of the Green Bay Packers from 1999-2008.  There, he negotiated all player contracts, managed the NFL Salary Cap and handled all football business operations in building a team that has continued to have sustained success.

In addition to Brandt’s several roles, he has consulted and negotiated contracts for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brandt and his wife, Lisa, live outside of Philadelphia and have two sons.  His interests also include triathlons and jazz piano.

Practice Experience

  • Columnist, Sports Illustrated 2013 - Present
  • NFL Business Analyst, ESPN 2011 - Present
  • Part-time Lecturer, Wharton School of Business/University of Pennsylvania    2008 - Present                      
  • Co-Founder, National Football Post. 2008 - 2012
  • Consultant, Philadelphia Eagles.  2009. 
  • Vice President of Player Finance/General Counsel, Green Bay Packers 1999 – 2008.                                          
  • Vice President of Football, Bob Woolf Associates  1996 – 1999.
  • Assistant/Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois/George Washington University/American University 1992 -1996                                                          
  • Host, “The Business of Sports”, WTEM Sports Radio 1992 – 1995.
  • General Manager, Barcelona Dragons, World League of American Football 1991 - 1992                                   
  • Director of Team Sports, ProServ 1985 - 1991.
  • Legal Intern, National Football League Players Association 1984 – 1985.
Professor Andrew Brandt

Office: Rm 358, Law School Building
Phone: 610-519-3766
Fax: 610-519-6282
Email

Publications

  • SelectedWorks
  • SSRN

 

Courses and Seminars

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (cum laude).

Stanford University, B.A. in American Studies.