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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Paul Greene wins praise from sources who note that he "possesses the unique skill to get to the heart of the legal issue" and is "very knowledgeable, well connected and dedicated".


Paul J Greene, the founder of Global Sports Advocates, is recognised by WWL as one of the world’s leading sports lawyers.  In 2018 he was named a Global Thought Leader for sports law (one of only five from North America).

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. Paul even represented an Olympic gold medal-winning horse. 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 IAAF’s decision to declare her ineligible. Klishina competed as the only member of the Russian athletics team at the Rio Olympics, and then won a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships.

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.  Paul is an editorial board member of leading sports law publications LawInSportWorld Sports Advocate and Football Legal; a long-time member of the Sports Lawyers Association; and a member of RexSport, an international association of sports lawyers.

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