About Speaker Andrew Brandt…
Andrew Brandt is a nationally-recognized accomplished sports executive now bringing his credibility and unique insight and perspective to academia and the media.
Brandt is Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova Law School. The Moorad Center has quickly become the standard for sports legal and business education, while Brandt has become a thought leader in sports law, sports business, sports policy, and more. Brandt began his academic career at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School from 2008-2015, teaching classes in Negotiations and Sports Law, among the most popular classes at Wharton.
In addition, Brandt is a featured columnist for Sports Illustrated and writes weekly columns on legal and business issues in sports, providing readers perspective and viewpoints from his unique vantage point as a former player agent and team executive. Hosting a weekly podcast that averages over 20,000 listeners, “The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt,” listeners are given an inside look at the inner workings of sports with industry leaders including league and team executives, agents, players, media and academia.
Previously, Brandt served as the Legal and Business Analyst for ESPN from 2011-2017, 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.
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. He 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 left the agent side for the team side when he was named 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.