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Andrew Brandt, JD - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Andrew Brandt, JD Andrew Brandt, JD

Director, Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law | Charles Widger School of Law | Villanova University


Andrew Brandt, J.D. is an expert on all things related to sports law, sports gambling and business of sports, particularly the NFL.







Areas of Expertise (9)

NFL Sports Business & Related Issues Sports Law Sports Management Doping Collective Bargaining Gambling Labor Law Concussions


Brandt has more than 25 years of experience in professional football in player representation and executive roles, including Vice President of the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers. He can discuss current issues in sports business, including player safety, collective bargaining, team relocation and daily fantasy sports. Brandt has had national TV appearances on ESPN, MSNBC and CBS This Morning.

Education (2)

Georgetown University Law School: JD

Stanford University: BA

Select Media Appearances (4)

Sports Betting Ruling Could Have Consequences, Especially For College Athletes



While the Court's decision was couched in constitutional terms, the results were a lot more mercenary. "Gambling is a huge, huge fan engagement tool," said Andrew Brandt, director of sports law at Villanova University. He quoted Nielsen research which estimates that the average NFL fan who is a non-bettor watches about 15-16 games a year. The average NFL fan who is a bettor watches 45-50 games a year. "That kind of information is gold!" Brandt said.

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Is It Time to Bet on Fantasy Sports?

U.S. News & World Report  


On paper – and fantasy sports fans know all about great matchups on paper – the prospective merger of FanDuel and DraftKings looked tantalizing … One secret to the big growth lies in establishing market share via "mindshare," says Andrew Brandt, executive director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University in the Philadelphia area.

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San Diego voters overwhelmingly reject Chargers stadium plan

USA Today  online


The future of professional football in this city has been cast into doubt after San Diego voters overwhelmingly defeated a new downtown stadium plan for the San Diego Chargers in Tuesday’s election. ... “If it’s under 50%, it’s probably a sign to look elsewhere,” said Andrew Brandt, a former executive with the Green Bay Packers and current director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova. “If it’s over 50%, it’s a different discussion. Then you’ve got the L.A option sitting there, but it seems like that’s something no one really wants.”

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One third of Russian team banned from Rio Games

CBS News  online


More than a hundred Russian athletes are banned from competing, after being swept up in one of the biggest doping scandals to ever hit sports. Investigators say Russian athletes and government officials took part in a state-sponsored doping operation that touched nearly every Olympic sport. Andrew Brandt, director of the Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to break down the controversy and explain why big sporting events like the Olympics are "magnets" for corruption.

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Select Academic Articles (1)

Professional Sports Leagues' Big Bet: 'Evolving' Attitudes on Gambling Stanford Law & Policy Review

Andrew Brandt


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