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About Andrew Brandt

Andrew Brandt is an accomplished sports executive now bringing his credibility, insight and perspective to the media and education.
Brandt is the NFL Business Analyst for ESPN, analyzing business, legal and policy sports issues on programs such as “Outside the Lines”, “SportsCenter” and “NFL Live” as well as multiple appearances on ESPN radio programs every week.
Brandt also is a featured columnist for ESPN.com, providing readers perspective and viewpoints from his unique vantage point as a former player agent and team executive.
Brandt is a also a full-time Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, teaching classes in Negotiations and Sports Law.  His classes are among the most popular at Wharton, bringing his practical perspective from both the labor and management side of the sports business.
Brandt also contributes to the website he founded, The National Football Post, and is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post, Forbes, and the Sports Business Journal. Brandt’s columns have become a “must read” for sports industry executives and fans alike.  Also, Brand is a sought-after speaker on business issues in sports, having lectured at several 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.
Brandt 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 joined the Green Bay Packers in 1999.  As Vice President, Brandt negotiated all player contracts, managed the NFL Salary Cap and handled football operations.  Brandt left the Packers in 2008 following their hosting of the NFC Championship Game.
In addition to Brandt’s several roles, he has consulted and negotiated contracts for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brandt and his wife, Lisa, live outside of Philadelphia and have two sons.  His interests also include competitive running and jazz piano.

Positions

Present Executive Director, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
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