Paul J. Greene
M.A., Brandeis University
M.A., Syracuse University
J.D., University of Maine School of Law
Paul J. Greene is recognized as one of America’s leading sports lawyers by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers. He is the Founder of Global Sports Advocates, LLC, a sports law firm whose global headquarters are in Portland. 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.” Paul’s talents as a passionate sports advocate who achieves great results for his clients are well-known.
For example, Paul has successfully overturned a wrongful doping ban levied against an Egyptian athlete by her international federation, prevailed in a contract dispute involving a FIFA transfer fee on behalf of an agent from Bosnia, successfully defended the right of a track and field athlete to compete in the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials in an emergency hearing just hours before his scheduled race and obtained a judgment on behalf of the Michael Phelps Foundation 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 as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law and serves on the school’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. Paul also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine’s Business School.
Prior to launching his legal career, Paul was an award–winning sportscaster at a TV station in Maine and at a network based in New York City.
Paul lives in Falmouth with his family where he coaches youth sports. In college, Paul captained the Cross Country and Track teams at Brandeis University. Today, he still runs marathons and does his best to keep up with his kids.
United States District Court, District of Maine, 2007
New York, 2013