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Martin D. Edel

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Biography

Overview

Martin Edel is Chair of Goulston & Storrs Sports Law Practice. In Marty’s litigation and advisory practice, Marty advises and represents leagues, teams, media companies and individuals in licensing matters and disputes, intellectual property matters, employment, antitrust and other complex contractual disputes. His principal focus has been in the sports, media and financial institutions industries.

Marty has been recognized as a leader in the field.  He has been honored by Bloomberg at its annual 2018 and 2019 Sports Luncheon for 30 high profile executives in the sports industry.  Marty also has been recognized as a SuperLawyer® in the field of Sports and Entertainment 2010-2011 and 2013-2020.

Marty is an Adjunct Instructor at Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches Sports and The Law. In addition, for over 20 years, Marty has been an Adjunct Law Professor at the Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches classes in Sports Law and in Antitrust. A sought-out speaker, Marty has spoken at numerous sports law conferences. Additionally, Marty has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Global Competition Review, The New Republic and other publications on sports law. Marty holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from Columbia.

Accolades

  • New York Superlawyer® 2010-2011, 2013-2020
  • New York Super Lawyer® in the field of Sports and Entertainment 
  • BloombergSports® honoree for Sports and Entertainment leaders 2018-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent™

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Instructor, Columbia Law School 
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School (Sports Law, 1999-present)
  • Frequent speaker at Sports Law Conferences, including Federal Bar Council functions, NYU Sports Law Conference Cardozo Sports Law Conference and CLE lectures
  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association, Sports Law Committee (former Chair)

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Harvard Law School  (J.D.)
    • Boykin Wright Award
  • Columbia College  (B.A., summa cum laude)