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

Andrew Brandt, JD

Executive 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)


Sports Business & Related Issues

Sports Law

Sports Management


Collective Bargaining


Labor Law



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 (8)

Online Gambling Casts Deepening Shadow on Pro Sports

CBS News  online


Yet league officials also send a mixed message, Andrew Brandt, a sports law professor at Villanova University, told CBS MoneyWatch. On one hand, sports leagues have signed multi-million brand marketing deals with betting platforms like DraftKings and FanDuel; on the other, the leagues are also telling players they cannot financially gain from the sports betting craze, Brandt said. "The message to players is you cannot bet," he said. "But essentially the leagues are saying 'Do as I say, not as I do'."

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The Whole Taylor Swift-NFL Cross-Promotion Thing is Starting to Feel Icky

Vox  online


“It’s like a business bonanza that just appeared for two brands that have some of the biggest brands in the world,” said Andrew Brandt, a former Green Bay Packers executive and the director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University. It’s not clear either needed more attention here, but they got it.

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Howie Roseman’s Unlikely Journey to Becoming the Best Exec in the NFL

Philadelphia Magazine  online


Over the course of about 40 minutes at the symposium, Roseman and the moderator, ’Nova’s sports law center director and ex-Green Bay Packers general manager Andrew Brandt, traced the former’s remarkable career path: from eager intern to salary-cap expert to GM, a public demotion, and then a triumphant return to power. Good luck thinking of a more fitting keynote speaker, from Philadelphia or anywhere else, for this event, titled “Sports Leagues: Challenges to Enter, Maintain and Remain.”

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NBA must balance social causes and China business interests: Expert



Andrew Brandt, executive director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sports Law Study at Villanova University, joins “The Exchange” to discuss how the NBA is handling backlash from China.

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California's Fair Pay to Play law will have far-reaching effects but won't kill NCAA, sports lawyer says



Meanwhile, California’s Fair Pay to Play Act is being hailed as gamechanger, allowing college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness for the first time. … Joining me now is Andrew Brandt, he is executive director of the Jeffrey Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova.

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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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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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