Matthew D. Kaiser

Matthew D. Kaiser is an associate with Global Sports Advocates.  Matt first joined the Global Sports Advocates team in 2016 as an intern while a student in the International Sports law Master’s program at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) based in Madrid, Spain.  Matt began as a full-time associate in 2017 and has quickly become an invaluable member of the Global Sports Advocates legal team.

Matt finds his work protecting athletes’ rights to be truly rewarding.  Matt has been involved in a number of important victories on behalf of athletes during his time with Global Sports Advocates.  He prevailed in his first matter as lead counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland successfully representing cyclist Aleksei Medvedev in his appeal against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency decision to ban him for 2 years.  The sanction was reduced to 6 months, which saved Mr. Medvedev’s career.  Matt also traveled to the Republic of Moldova where he provided counsel to the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Moldova in an ongoing dispute with a member federation.

Matt has authored and co-authored a number of articles on sports law topics including:

  • World Players Association’s Universal Declaration of Player Rights, LawInSport (2018), authored
  • The current state of the U.S. when it comes to FIFA’s training compensation and solidarity mechanism fees (Football Legal, Issue #7 June 2017), co-authored
  • Proposed anti-doping reforms in the wake of the Russia scandal (World Sports Advocate, 2016), co-authored
  • Is Ryan Lochte’s Punishment Fair? (Sports Litigation Alert 2016), co-authored
  • Minors in Football in the U.S. (Football Legal, Issue #7 June 2017), co-authored
  • Two US soccer teams file a claim before the CAS over MLS closed league system (World Sports Advocate, Issue #9, September 2017), co-authored

He has also published a case note in law school while on the Law Review:

Sit…Stay…Now Beg for Me: A Look at the Courthouse Dogs Program and the Legal Standard Pennsylvania Should Use to Determine Whether a Dog Can Accompany a Child on the Witness Stand (60 Vill. L. Rev. 343).

Matt attended the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Villanova School of Business where he received a dual JD-MBA degree.  There he graduated magna cum laude and was a Student-Works Editor for the Law Review as well as a member of the Sports Law Club.  Matt graduated summa cum laude from The College of William and Mary where he was the starting outfielder for the school’s club baseball team.

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Matt stays active by running, hiking, participating in various local sports leagues and volunteering at the local animal shelter.

He is conversationally fluent in Spanish.

Matthew D. Kaiser

Matthew D. Kaiser is an associate with Global Sports Advocates.  Matt first joined the Global Sports Advocates team in 2016 as an intern while a student in the International Sports law Master’s program at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) based in Madrid, Spain.  Matt began as a full-time associate in 2017 and has quickly become an invaluable member of the Global Sports Advocates legal team.

Matt finds his work protecting athletes’ rights to be truly rewarding.  Matt has been involved in a number of important victories on behalf of athletes during his time with Global Sports Advocates.  He prevailed in his first matter as lead counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland successfully representing cyclist Aleksei Medvedev in his appeal against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency decision to ban him for 2 years.  The sanction was reduced to 6 months, which saved Mr. Medvedev’s career.  Matt also traveled to the Republic of Moldova where he provided counsel to the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Moldova in an ongoing dispute with a member federation.

Matt has authored and co-authored a number of articles on sports law topics including:

  • World Players Association’s Universal Declaration of Player Rights, LawInSport (2018), authored
  • The current state of the U.S. when it comes to FIFA’s training compensation and solidarity mechanism fees (Football Legal, Issue #7 June 2017), co-authored
  • Proposed anti-doping reforms in the wake of the Russia scandal (World Sports Advocate, 2016), co-authored
  • Is Ryan Lochte’s Punishment Fair? (Sports Litigation Alert 2016), co-authored
  • Minors in Football in the U.S. (Football Legal, Issue #7 June 2017), co-authored
  • Two US soccer teams file a claim before the CAS over MLS closed league system (World Sports Advocate, Issue #9, September 2017), co-authored

He has also published a case note in law school while on the Law Review:

Sit…Stay…Now Beg for Me: A Look at the Courthouse Dogs Program and the Legal Standard Pennsylvania Should Use to Determine Whether a Dog Can Accompany a Child on the Witness Stand (60 Vill. L. Rev. 343).

Matt attended the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Villanova School of Business where he received a dual JD-MBA degree.  There he graduated magna cum laude and was a Student-Works Editor for the Law Review as well as a member of the Sports Law Club.  Matt graduated summa cum laude from The College of William and Mary where he was the starting outfielder for the school’s club baseball team.

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Matt stays active by running, hiking, participating in various local sports leagues and volunteering at the local animal shelter.

He is conversationally fluent in Spanish.