Sean is the founder and CEO of LawInSport. Founded in 2010, LawInSport has become the "go to sports law website" for sports lawyers and sports executives across the world.
Sean works with lawyers and law firms to create targeted and accessible legal content, develop marketing strategies and provide training on digital media. Sean is a visiting lecturer of sports business and sports ethics at Ithica College and Syracuse University London campuses.
Sean has written articles and produced podcasts and videos on the regulation of boxing, match-fixing, doping, sports governance, third party ownership in football, sports sponsorship and social media.
Before founding LawInSport.com Sean studied sport science and law after working in the legal sector for 15 years in finance and marketing. Sean has worked for some of leading international law firms including DLA Piper, Simmons & Simmons, CMS Cameron McKenna and SJ Berwin. His passions are law, sport, marketing, education, technology and charity.
You can connect with Sean on LinkedIn.
FIFA's Maternity Benefits For Female Players Enforced By Football Tribunal (Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir v Lyon)
Top 10 tips on how to become a sports lawyer 2.0
Rob Koehler, Director General, Global Athlete - Episode 78
Is it time to create a fund to help athletes who have suffered an economic loss due to doping in sport?
Sports Law News Recap – April - June 2018
A detailed review of the IAAF governance reforms
A comparison of sports regulations on the use of wearable technology & data collection
Interview with Takuya Yamazaki - the challenges for football players rights in Asia - Episode 53
An interview with Maacah Scott, Staff Counsel at Arizona Diamondbacks - Episode 51
The art of million dollar sports media rights deals: An interview with Bobby Hacker - Episode 50
Trade marks for sport events - How Wimbledon secured their colour mark - Episode 48
The integrity framework that can save the ‘Game Act’ & U.S. sports betting legalization - Episode 47
An interview with Alex Slade, Head of Legal, Sport at BT - Episode 46
Amendments to the registration period of minors in football - interview with Christian Keidel - Episode 45
Key legal issues ahead of the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games
Doping in athletics - a review of the findings IAAF Ethics Commission and WADA IC Report #2
An exclusive interview with the former Court of Appeal judge who helped expose corruption at the IAAF - Episode 34
An explanation of how the World Anti-Doping Agency decides which substances are included on the Prohibited List
What are the top sports law issues to watch in 2016?
Key sports law cases and legal developments of 2015
Thank you for your support in 2015 and beyond
Interview with Katherine Grainger and Vijay Parbat on their work with International Inspiration - Episode 32
Interview with Dimitrios Efstathiou, Vice President, Legal at Major League Soccer - Episode 31
How will the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games change sports law in Japan? - Episode 30
The development of the NBA in China - An Interview with Ella Betsy Wong, Senior VP and General Counsel, NBA China
Dutee Chand's lawyer, Jim Bunting, talks about their successful case at the CAS against the IAAF - Episode 29
Nick Bitel, CEO London Marathon & Chair of Sport England talks about the challenges facing sports governing bodies - Episode 28
NFL's Next Gen Stats and Sportradar US deal explained: An exclusive interview with Ulrich Harmuth - Episode 27
Writing the Premier League Rule Book – An Interview with Jane Purdon, Director of Governance of the Premier League
The evolving business of football: ‘insuring against the cost of success’
An overview of concussion protocols across professional sports leagues
US sport and consumer protection laws - what sports teams need to consider when marketing to fans - Episode 26
How can you increase diversity in English football management without a ‘Rooney Rule’? - Episode 25
“Not only must Justice be done; it must also be seen to be done”
A Comparison of Man City's and Man United's Business Models - Soccerex 2014 - Episode 24
Interview with sports lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo - Episode 23
LawInSport at Soccerex - Key Issues for football to address
Interview with Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport - Episode 22
How Sky Sports Insight Day helped to explain what it takes to be a lawyer
Successful sports lawyers, it just so happens they are all women
Financial Fair Play in Football with Daniel Geey and Trevor Birch - Episode 20
European football law update - Financial Fair Play, racism, Brazil stadia and Rangers troubles
The Anatomy of The Armstrong Lie: a story of cycling, doping and betrayal - Episode 19
In this exclusive LawInSport interview, Sean Cottrell, LawInSport’s founder, speaks with two of Hollywood’s biggest producers, Frank Marshall and Matt Tolmach (responsible between them for blockbusters such as Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Jason Bourne, The Amazing Spiderman) about their latest work, a documentary titled ‘The Armstrong Lie’. The film provides a forensic look at the Lance Armstrong story, one of the biggest scandals to hit sports in recent times.
In this interview, Frank and Matt tell Sean what it was like spending time with Lance, give their inside take on the story, and reflect on its wider implications for sport