Paul J. Greene

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Entertainment & Sports Attorney in Portland, ME

Global Sports Advocates, LLC
 | One Monument Way, Suite 426
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 866-607-4942
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Entertainment & Sports (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Paul J. Greene is the founder of Global Sports Advocates, LLC, in Portland, Maine. He focuses his practice on sports law, representing athletes throughout the United States and around the world. Dedicated to protecting athletes' rights, his experience includes representation in contract and salary negotiations, arbitration hearings, anti-doping proceedings, Olympic eligibility disputes, intellectual property disputes, Title IX violations, sports injuries and sports industry product liability.

After graduating from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993, Mr. Greene earned a Master of Arts from Syracuse University in 1995. He subsequently attended the University of Maine School of Law, serving as managing editor of the Maine Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2007. Mr. Greene is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts and New York.

During the course of his career, Mr. Greene has represented numerous high-profile clients, including many well-known Olympic athletes, in hearings conducted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the "Supreme Court for Sport" located in Lausanne, Switzerland. This court provides arbitration and mediation services for the resolution of sports-related disputes. Mr. Greene is an approved lawyer for the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada and the United States Olympic Committee.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Greene teaches as a Professor of sports law for the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía's (ISDE) International and Comparative LLM Program in Madrid, Spain and New York.  He also teaches sports law at the University of Maine School of Law as well as classes on legal and business ethics at the University of Southern Maine School of Business. He is a member of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, an organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to immigrants seeking asylum in the United States.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Entertainment & Sports (60%): Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Products Liability

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Entertainment & Sports: Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Personal Injury - Products: Products Liability

General Litigation: Litigation

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017

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About Paul Greene

Admitted: 2007, Maine

Professional Webpage: http://www.globalsportsadvocates.com/#filter=.lawyers

Honors and Awards:

  • Named to Chambers USA list of leading lawyers in the "Sports Law: Athletic Disputes: Nationwide" Category, Recognised Practitioner for Sports Law, Chambers USA, 2015
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, University of Maine School of Law, 2007
  • Interned, Honorable Kermit Lipez, University of Maine School of Law, 2007
  • Managing Editor, Maine Law Review, University of Maine School of Law, 2007
  • Cum Laude, University of Maine School of Law, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State of New York
  • State of Massachusetts
  • State of Maine

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Captain, College Cross Country and Track team at Brandeis University, Paul Still Runs Marathons
  • Board of Directors, School's Alumni Association
  • Represents asylum seekers before the Immigration Court in Boston.  Paul is a youth sports coach in his hometown of Falmouth, Maine.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presented on the legalities of the "Athlete Biological Passport" , Speaker, Tackling Doping in Sport, 2015
  • Spoke at LawinSport Symposium London, England, Panelist, Athlete Welfare, 2015
  • "What do to when your athlete tests positive", USA Track & Field Annual Athlete Representative Conference, 2013-2015
  • Sports Law 101: National Business Institute, 2011
  • Law and the Olympic Movement, University of Maine School of Law, 2011
  • Athletes' rights and Rule 45 of the Olympic Charter, Law, Policy and the Olympic Movement, Ithaca College London, 2011
  • Athletes' rights under the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act, Florida Coastal School of Law, 2010
  • The International Tennis Federation’s Anti-Doping Programme is Under Attack, LawInSport, 2013
  • Lance Armstrong and WADA's Statute of Limitations, World Sports Law Report, 2013
  • Beyond Doping Cases: A Primer on Olympic Jurisprudence as London 2012 Approaches, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, 2012
  • Incorrect Sanctions and Impact on Anti-Doping, World Sports Law Report, 2012
  • 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
  • NBA Lockout: Implications for Europe, World Sports Law Report, 2011
  • Is the International Olympic Committee Above The Law? Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, 2010
  • Boats, Baseballs and What a Repeal of the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act Might Mean for Both, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, 2009
  • United States Anti-Doping Agency v. Montgomery: Paving a New Path to Conviction in Olympic Doping Cases, 59 Maine Law Review 149, 2007
  • Paul has numerous articles on Sports Law topics.  Paul's article "Is the International Olympic Committee Above The Law?" was published in the ABA's Entertainment and Sports Lawyer.  Paul has lectured on sports law topics around the world.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Judgment for the Michael Phelps Foundation against a Defendant cybersquatting on michaelphelpsfoundation.com in Michael Phelps Foundation v. Domains By Proxy, et al; secured one of the largest attorney's fee awards ever for an athlete at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in representing Jamaican Olympic gold medalists Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson (Powell/Simpson v. JADCO) in their successful appeals against the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission reducing their sanctions from 18 to 6 months.

Representative Clients:

  • Olympic gold medalist and former 100 meter world record holder Asafa Powell, 4-time grand slam tennis champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
  • Michael Phelps Foundation v. Domains By Proxy: obtained a judgment against a cybersquatter who had illegally registered the domain name www.michaelphelpsfoundation.com
  • 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
  • Suzana Zoran v. MFK Ruzomberok: prevailedin contract dispute involving a FIFA transfer fee on behalf of a Bosnian agent
  • Caroline Maher v. World Taekwondo Federation: successfully overturned a wrongful doping ban levied against an Egyptian athlete by her international federation

Educational Background:

  • Syracuse University, M.A., S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, 1995
  • Brandeis University, M.A., 1994
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1993

Industry Groups

  • ABA Forum On Entertainment & Sports
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Office Location for Paul J. Greene

    One Monument Way
    Suite 426
    Portland, ME 04101

    Phone: 866-607-4942

     

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