Paul J. Greene, the Founder of Global Sports Advocates, LLC, is recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers as one of America’s leading sports lawyers.
Paul has handled sports law matters around the world, including numerous hearings before the international Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland known as the “Supreme Court for Sports Law.”
- Caroline Maher v. World Taekwondo Federation: successfully overturned a wrongful doping ban levied against an Egyptian athlete by her international federation;
- Suzana Zoran v. MFK Ruzomberok: prevailed in contract dispute involving a FIFA transfer fee on behalf of a Bosnian agent;
- Phil DeRosier v. USA Track & Field: defended the right of a track and field athlete to compete in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in an emergency arbitration just hours before his scheduled race.
- Michael Phelps Foundation v. Domains By Proxy: obtained a judgment against a cybersquatter who had illegally registered the domain name www.michaelphelpsfoundation.com
Paul is a member of the Immigration Legal Advocacy Project, a group committed to protecting the rights of immigrants by providing pro bono representation in asylum matters. He teaches “Law and Sports” at the University of Maine School of Law and serves on the school’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. Paul also teaches “Legal Ethics in Business” at the University of Southern Maine’s Business School.
Paul is on the list of approved lawyers for the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada and the United States Olympic Committee.
He is admitted to practice in the States of Maine, Massachusetts and New York.
Paul is a USA Soccer certified youth coach. He coaches youth sports teams for his son and daughter in his hometown of Falmouth, Maine. The captain of his college Cross Country and Track team at Brandeis University, Paul still runs marathons.
- Brandeis University, B.A., 1993, M.A., 1994
- Syracuse University, M.A., 1995 (S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications)
- University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 2007 (cum laude, Managing Editor, Maine Law Review, Interned for the Honorable Kermit Lipez, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit)
- Bar Admissions:
- State of Maine
- State of Massachusetts
- State of New York
- United States District Court, District of Maine
- United States District Court, District of Colorado
- United States Anti-Doping Agency v. Montgomery: Paving a New Path to Conviction in Olympic Doping Cases, 59 Maine Law Review 149 (2007)
- Boats, Baseballs and What a Repeal of the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act Might Mean for Both, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (2009)
- Is the International Olympic Committee Above The Law? Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (2010)
- NBA Lockout: Implications for Europe, World Sports Law Report (2011)
- International Olympic Committee’s Rule 45 thrown out: Is the British Olympic Association’s Bylaw 25 the next to go? World Sports Law Report (2011)
- Incorrect Sanctions and Impact on Anti-Doping, World Sports Law Report (2012)
- Beyond Doping Cases: A Primer on Olympic Jurisprudence as London 2012 Approaches, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (2012)
- Lance Armstrong and WADA’s Statute of Limitations, World Sports Law Report (2013)
- The International Tennis Federation’s Anti-Doping Programme is Under Attack, LawInSport (2013)
- Doping: Alex Rodriguez’s 162 Game Suspension, World Sports Law Report (2014)
- NCAA College Football Players: Students or Employees, LawinSport (2014)
- Athletes’ rights under the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, Florida Coastal School of Law (2010)
- Athletes’ rights and Rule 45 of the Olympic Charter, Law, Policy and the Olympic Movement, Ithaca College London (2011)
- Law and the Olympic Movement, University of Maine School of Law (2011)
- Sports Law 101: National Business Institute (2011)
- “What do to when your athlete tests positive”, USA Track & Field Annual Athlete Representative Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana (2013)