J.D.,Georgetown University Law Center
B.A. in American Studies, Stanford University
Andrew Brandt is a nationally-recognized accomplished sports executive now bringing his credibility and unique insight and perspective to academia and the media and is is Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova Law School. Brandt is regularly cited in local and national publications on sports legal and business issues. He is also an advisor and asset to the Villanova Athletics Department. Brandt serves on the school's Professional Sports Counseling Panel and advises student-athletes on the business of sports and, where appropriate, advises on agent selection. Brandt also serves on the university's Strategic Planning Committee for the Athletics Department.
On the media side, Brandt is now a featured columnist for both Sports Illustrated and The Athletic. Brandt 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.
Brandt also hosts a weekly podcast that averages over 20,000 listeners, "The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt," taking listeners inside the inner workings of sports with industry leaders including league and team executives, agents, players, media and academia. The podcast has been cited often for its insights and occasional breaking news.
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.
Brandt lectured 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.
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.
Brandt is a sought-after speaker on business issues in sports and lectures frequently at universities and corporate gatherings.
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.
Brandt also consulted and negotiated contracts for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009-2010.
Brandt has an active social media presence, with a loyal following that includes 200,000 Twitter followers
Brandt and his wife, Lisa, live outside of Philadelphia and have two sons. His interests also include triathlons and jazz piano.