Faculty Announcement – Gene Goodsell

Gene is a sports and entertainment lawyer based in Sydney, Australia. He will teach “International Sports Law” at Solo Practice University®.

Gene has experience dealing with cross-border transactions, particularly those involving U.S. parties. He has lived in Los Angeles and frequents Los Angeles and New York on business.

Gene has a business degree, a law degree with honors and a post-graduate certificate in legal practice from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is currently studying for his Masters of Laws at the prestigious University of Sydney.

Gene currently works for Burgess Sport & Entertainment – one of the only sports and entertainment law firms in Australia. The firm acts for many major sporting and entertainment bodies, as well as for elite athletes and entertainers. All staff have sport and/or entertainment law experience.

Gene is also the C.E.O. of Gum Leaf Management – a sports and entertainment management firm with a strong overseas focus.

Prior to working for Burgess and Gum Leaf, Gene worked as a lawyer for leading professional services firm KPMG, as well as for one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious top-tier commercial law firms, Minter Ellison.

As well as having private practice experience, Gene has worked for one of Australia’s most successful sports and entertainment management firms – AMI Sport & Entertainment (now aspire management). AMI managed the careers of some of the most accomplished and successful athletes and entertainers in Australia (such as Wendell Sailor, Willie Mason, Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell).

Gene is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association and the Australian Film Institute. He has written articles for encore; leading legal publication mondaq; Sports Agent Blog and Entertainment Agent Blog; as well as winning a prize for pro bono work contributed to the Arts Law Centre of Australia. He is on the Committee of the Universal Film & Festival Organization and a is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Away from work, Gene enjoys running, golf and tennis and watching all sports, including Fighting Irish Football and the 49ers.


International Sports Law

  • Session 1 – What is international sports law?
  • Session 2 – Mediating altercations
  • Session 3 – Gambling on sports
  • Session 4 – Regulation of the sports industry by sports entities
  • Session 5 – Anti-discrimination
  • Session 6 – Competition law
  • Session 7 – Documentation between U.S. and foreign sports leagues
  • Session 8 – Intellectual property law
  • Session 9 – Intellectual property law (continued)
  • Session 10 – Intellectual property law (continued)
  • Session 11 – Global Event Sponsorship

For a more detailed syllabus, click here to view the PDF.

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