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Gabriel Feldman

Mediator & Arbitrator

Louisiana

Gabriel Feldman is a law professor at Tulane Law School, the Director of the Tulane Sports Law Program and the Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance at Tulane University. He joined the Tulane Law School faculty in 2005 after nearly five years as an associate with the Washington, DC law firm of Williams & Connolly. At Williams & Connolly, Professor Feldman was a litigator who worked on a variety of large and small-scale commercial disputes. He served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Susan H. Black of the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida. Professor Feldman has extensive experience in the field of sports law. He represented a variety of sports entities while in the private practice of law and still serves as a consultant for a number of clients in the sports industry. Professor Feldman currently serves as the editor of The Sports Lawyers Journal, a law journal devoted to the study of sports law, and The Sports Lawyer, a monthly on-line sports law newsletter. He is a legal contributor to ESPN's Grantland.com and a regular contributor to the Sports Law Blog. He is the co-author of one of the leading sports law casebooks in the country, Sports Law: Cases and Materials, and has been published in a variety of journals and periodicals. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Sports Lawyers Association and Athletes for Hope, a non-profit organization created to harness the power of sports to impact social change. He teaches Antitrust, Sports Law, Negotiation and Mediation, and Contracts. Professor Feldman has emerged as one of the leading voices in the country in the growing field of sports law He is regularly quoted in the New York Times. Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other newspapers throughout the country, and he has made numerous appearances on national television and radio, including serving as an on-air legal analyst for the NFL Network during the NFL lockout.

Education

B.A., Cum Laude, Duke University, 1995
J.D., with honors, Duke University School of Law, 1999
M.A. (Social Psychology), Duke University, 1999

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Sports Lawyers Association Director of Publications
  • Sports Lawyers Association Member, ABA Antitrust Division

Awards/Recognitions

  • A recognized speaker at: Harvard Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Fordham Law School, Cardozo Law School and Saint Louis University School of Law.
  • He also testified at a Congressional hearing regarding drug testing issues in professional sports.

Articles

Huffington Post

The Complete NHL Lockout FAQ, Part 1

Explaining the Lin Decision

How Did Roger Clemens Walk?

The Misadventures of David Stern

The Nuclear Winter is Over: The New CBA, and How the Lawyers Saved the Day (Sort Of)

NBA Lockout: The NBA’s Nuclear Winter — Where Do We Go From Here?

2011-2012 Sports Law Year in Review

Brady v. NFL and Anthony v. NBA: The Shifting Dynamics in Labor-Management Relations in Professional Sports

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