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ABOUT ANDREW

With over 25 years of experience in professional football, Andrew Brandt is considered one of the top sports media insiders in the industry, bringing credibility, intelligence and experienced insight. As ESPN's Business and Legal Analyst, Brandt appears regularly on all platforms of ESPN, including “Outside the Lines”, “SportsCenter”, “NFL Insiders" and "NFL Live” and as well as multiple ESPN radio programs. Brandt provides unique perspective on the league and player negotiations, policy questions, player finance and other key business and legal aspects of sports. Brandt is also a weekly columnist on the business of football for Sports Illustrated’s football-centric website TheMMQB.com and makes periodic contributions to Sports Illustrated magazine. His columns have become a “must read” for sports industry executives and fans alike.

Andrew Brandt is also the Executive Director for the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law, one of the nation's leading destinations for sports studies. Brandt develops the Center's sports law curriculum and programs, teaches selected courses and seminars both on-ground and online, coordinates a sports law internship program and provides leadership to students and faculty. Brandt is also a sought-after speaker on business issues in sports, lecturing regularly as a speaker, moderator or panelist at universities and corporate gatherings. Finally, with his recent launch of the nationally-renowned The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt podcast, Brandt has continued to establish and build his brand of experienced, balanced and credible insight and perspective, delving deep with guests such as team presidents, top agents, interesting players, and other sports industry leaders.

A Conversation with Andrew Brandt: One-on-one with The View from Up North

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 left ProServ in 1990 to become the General Manager of the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL's World League -- at the time the youngest GM in professional sports -- in introducing American football to Spain. He led the team through its appearance in the inaugural World Bowl in 1991 at London’s Wembley Stadium. 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.

Andrew Brandt maps out his global career in sports for a 2010 issue of Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.

In 1999, Brandt joined the Green Bay Packers as their Vice President and General Counsel. Brandt negotiated all player contracts, managed the NFL salary cap and handled all business-related football operations. While at the Packers, Brandt’s skillful management earned him professional acclaim within the league as an astute executive concerned about the Packers present and future. Highlights from his tenure with the Packers include making the playoffs every year but one, having the best record in the NFL during that time, winning multiple NFC North divisions, hosting the NFC Championship Game in 2008, and negotiating contracts for most of the players who eventually led the Packers to their Super Bowl XLV victory. Brandt left the Packers in 2008 after nine years with the team.

Andrew Brandt reflects on his Green Bay tenure with the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Brandt and his wife, Lisa currently live outside of Philadelphia and have two sons, Sam and Max. His interests include playing jazz piano, running and biking, as well as competing in sprint triathlons.