Director of the Tulane Sports Law Program and Tulane University’s Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance
Gabe Feldman is the Sher Garner Professor of Sports Law, the Paul and Abram B. Barron Professor of Law, Director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Tulane Center for Sport, and Tulane University’s Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance. Feldman is one of the leading voices in the country in the growing field of sports law. His extensive experience in sports law includes representing a variety of sports entities while he was in private practice, and he continues to act as a consultant for a number of clients in the sports industry.
Feldman joined the Tulane Law faculty in 2005 after nearly five years as an associate with Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. Before that, he served as judicial clerk to Judge Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Jacksonville, Fla.
He serves as a consultant for the Knight Commission and as the Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission NIL Committee. In January 2021, he testified before the Florida State House of Representatives regarding NIL issues and previously testified before the United States Congress regarding the interplay between state workplace drug testing laws and the collectively-bargained drug testing policies of sports leagues.
Feldman has served on the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee for several years and still serves on the NCAA Drug Testing Appeals Committee. He is on the Board of Directors of the Sports Lawyers Association and has served as their Director of Publications for several years. He is the faculty editor of The Sports Lawyers Journal, The Sports Law Monthly, and the Sports Law Weekly. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Educational Committee of Athletes for Hope, a non-profit organization designed to increase and enhance athlete philanthropy, the ADL, and he is the Director of Special Olympics in New Orleans.
Additionally, he has been the on-air legal analyst for the NFL Network for 10 years, was the sports law contributor for the now-defunct Grantland.com, and is regularly quoted in the NY Times, Washington Post, ESPN, the Associated Press, USA Today, and other national outlets. In 2022, Feldman was awarded the American Association of Law School Award for Excellent in Sports Law. In 2013, he was awarded the President’s Award for Graduation and Professional Teaching. He teaches Antitrust, Sports Law, Negotiation and Mediation and Contracts.