What We Do

Global Sports Advocates is a sports law firm devoted to the protection of athletes' rights, the delivery of trusted advice on sports regulation and policy and the management of crisis situations.


What Our Clients Say

Brilliant, Dedicated and Honest ... he's a triple threat to anyone that goes up against him. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again and again.
Asafa Powell, Olympian & Former 100M World Record Holder

Our Services

Trusted representation in sports arbitration and litigation including anti-doping, intellectual property, contract, salary, sports injury, sports products liability and mislabeled supplement cases.


"Paul is the alpha attorney. His commitment to serving justice in sport is parallel to serving his client. Paul is a gift to anyone who has worked with him."
Phil DeRosier, USA Track and Field Olympic hopeful


Crisis Management

In the high profile world of sports, when a crisis happens, a wrong move can come back to haunt you. Global Sports Advocates provides trusted advice, guidance and management of sensitive, crisis situations.

Sports Regulation and Policy

Global Sports Advocates delivers trusted advice on sports regulation and policy to athletes, governing bodies and companies around the world so the law is no barrier to entry into the sports world.

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Athletic Disputes

Global Sports Advocates provides trusted representation in athletic disputes successfully handling matters across a broad spectrum including cases in the following areas:

  • Doping
  • Intellectual Property
  • Salary
  • Contract
  • Team Selection and Eligibility
  • Immigration
  • Sports Injuries
  • Criminal
  • Cybersquatting
  • Sports Litigation and Arbitration
  • Title IX
  • Sports Products Liability
  • Mislabeled Supplement Cases
  • Unauthorized use of name, likeness and image (right of publicity)


Global Sports Advocates and its Founder, Paul J. Greene, regularly appear as a trusted authority on sports law issues in media publications around the globe.

We want to thank you for the work as our representative [at] the Court of Arbitration for Sport where we won . . . You’re a great honest man . . . very professional and your performance on the court was brilliant. We were proud that we had you as a lawyer.
Suzana and Zoran Zoran (FIFA Player Agents)

Paul's trustworthy preparation measured what was right and kept my dreams alive. He's more than an asset to any athlete. With me every step of the way, he was informative, strategic, and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Sam Tierney, USA Swimming National Champion and Olympic Hopeful

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Portland, Maine 04101
Office: +1.207.747.5899
Fax: +1.207.773.8832
Toll Free: 1.844.201.4308

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" Paul J. Greene the Founder of Global Sports Advocates is recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers as one of America’s leading sports lawyers. "


Paul has provided trusted advice to clients from around the world, including:

Australia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Poland, Jamaica, Japan, Rwanda, Sweden, United States.

Paul has even represented an Olympic gold medal winning horse, Sapphire.

The sports Paul has been involved with:

Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Biathlon, Bobsled, Boxing, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Softball, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Triathlon, Wrestling and the list is ever growing.