Scott A. Andresen Esq.

Scott A. Andresen Esq.

Founder- Andresen & Associates, P.C. since April 1, 2005
Location:
East Dundee, Illinois
Phone:
773-572-9986
Fax:
(773) 572-6048
Email:

Scott A. Andresen is the founder of Andresen & Associates, P.C., a Chicago-based law firm that focuses its offerings in the areas of sports law, entertainment and the arts, and intellectual property. The firm also has a strong focus in the startup and small entrepreneur space, addressing the legal needs of new and emerging business owners.

Prior to founding Andresen & Associates, Scott served as in-house legal counsel for the Arena Football League. He also worked for the legal department of the Oakland Raiders, and served as Legal Assistant to the Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association.

Scott earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, his Doctor of Jurisprudence at the Valparaiso University School of Law, and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Scott also studied at Cambridge University in England under United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

When he is not practicing, Scott is a sports law instructor in Northwestern University's Masters of Sports Administration program. He also provides legal insight and commentary on sports law and sports business topics to national television, radio, print and online media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Tampa Bay Tribune, Seattle Tribune, Reuters, Associated Press, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Bleacher Report, ESPN.com, VICE.com, Hungton Post, Courthouse News Service and AskMen.com.

Scott's ardor and tenaciousness has resulted in him being spotlighted by his peers and the media. He is a three-time recipient of the "Rising Star" designation by Super Lawyers in Entertainment and Sports, and has a perfect 10.0 AVVO.com rating.

Areas of Practice

  • Sports Law
  • Entertainment and the Arts
  • Business and Transactional Matters
  • Startup and Entrepreneurial Law
  • Trademark and Copyright
  • Licensing and Sponsorships

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: First-ever recipient of Entertainment Litigation & Intellectual Property
  • University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
    • Masters Business Administration - 2004
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • A CALL FOR DRUG-TESTING OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETES, Marquette Sports Law Review, Volume 19, Number 1, Fall 2008, 325, 2008
  • Caddyshock! An Analysis of Hicks, et al v. PGA Tour Inc., Sports Litigation Alert, February 25, 2015
  • Pom Poms and Picket Lines: Might Professional Cheerleaders Unionize?, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2014
  • When a Wiener Can Make a Team a Loser: The Coomer v. Kansas City Royals Case, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2014
  • The Angel Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks- Jack Clark and His Comment About Albert Pujols, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2014
  • What Can Be Learned From the Settlement Between the Flyers and its Season Ticket Holders?, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 4, Issue 6, 2014
  • Vijay Singh Sues PGA Over Doping Allegations: An Analysis, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2013
  • Federal Court Dismisses Pennsylvania Governor's Lawsuit Against NCAA, Sports Litigation Alert, June 14, 2013
  • Who Does the Green Jacket Belong To?, Sports Litigation Alert, November 23, 2013
  • Who's Going to Pay the Bills? The Insurance Side of the NFL's Concussion Litigation, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2013
  • Groundhog Day for the United Football League, Sports Litigation Alert, March 22, 2013
  • Coach Files Suit Against United Football League Founder, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 3, Issue 5, 2012
  • What Sports Organizations Can Learn From Oprah?, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2013

Classes/Seminars

  • Sports Law I, Labor Relations, and Introduction to Marketing the Arts, Columbia College-Chicago, 2005 - 2011
  • Legal and Ethical Issues In Sports Management/ Sports Law, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, 2011 - Present
  • American Sports Law and Sports Business, Academie du Management des Organisations Sportives (France), 2008 - 2010
  • Miscellaneous Panels, Symposiums and Seminars Hosted or Presented by, Sports Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Milwaukee Bar Association, Duke University School of Law, Marquette University Law School/National Sports Law Institute, University of Illinois College of Law, University of Illinois (Graduate) School of Labor and Employment Relations, DePaul University College of Law, John Marshall Law School, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Oklahoma City School of Law, Valparaiso University School of Law, Charleston School of Law, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Southwestern Law School, Loyola (Los Angeles) Law School, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Sport Financial Advisors Association, Sports Event Marketing Experience (SEME), Illinois Sports Business Conference and National Business Institute, 2005 - 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers 2010 Illinois "Rising Star" in Entertainment and Sports, 2010 - Present
  • Super Lawyers 2011 Illinois "Rising Star" in Entertainment and Sports, 2011 - Present
  • Super Lawyers 2012 Illinois "Rising Star" in Entertainment and Sports, 2012 - Present
  • Perfect 10.0/10.0 Rating on Avvo.com, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Sports Lawyers Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Past Chair 2010-2015
  • Chicago Bar Association, Sports Law Committee, Past Chair 2010-2017

Past Employment Positions

  • Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (Current), Adjunct Professor, 2011 - 2017
  • Columbia College Chicago, Adjunct Professor, 2005 - 2011
  • Arena Football League, LLC, Senior Staff Attorney, 2000 - 2005
  • Oakland Raiders NFL Club, Legal Intern, 1998
  • Illinois High School Association, Legal Intern, 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Pro Bono Volunteer, 2004 - Present
  • Chicago Sports Academy, Pro Bono Legal Counsel, 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Judge, National Negotiation Competition
  • Chicago Bar Association, Participant, Practice Tracks Program, Lawyer Referral Service, and Call-A-Lawyer Program
  • Chicago-Area Law School Consortium, Participant, Meet the Firms Reception, 2007 - 2008
  • Point of Hope- A Deron Williams Foundation, Event Committee, Illini Hoop Legends for Charity, 2008 - Present
  • Chicago 2016/ World Sport Chicago, Volunteer, 2008 - Present
  • National MS Society ("Super 200" Fundraiser), 2010 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Village of East Dundee, Illinois- Trustee (Term: 2017-2021)
  • Gord Being Gord, NFP- Founder and Executive Director
  • Dundee-Crown Athletic Hall of Fame- Board Member
  • Village Green of East Dundee- Board Member