Paul J. Greene, the founder of Global Sports Advocates, is recognized by Who’s Who Legal and Chambers USA as one of the world’s leading sports lawyers. He has been named a Global Elite Thought Leader for sports law for the past four years. 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 has represented athletes from more than 20 countries and more than 30 different sports. He is best known for his successful advocacy on behalf of athletes in high-profile matters, including his representation of Russian long jumper Darya Klishina before an ad hoc panel of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games. Greene prevailed on behalf of Klishina and overturned the decision to declare her ineligible. This past year, Paul again successfully handled some of the world’s highest profile sports law cases both domestically and internationally. Notably, he represented Jarrion Lawson in the first ever anti-doping case where an athlete was exonerated because of meat contamination at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Paul is a well-known speaker and author in the area of sports law, both nationally and internationally, and is also a professor of sports law, who has taught at UNH Law since 2018. Paul is an editorial board member for LawInSport and a long-time member of the Sports Lawyers Association