Speaker Profile

Michael McCann
Director, Sports and Entertainment Law Institute / University of New Hampshire School of Law

Professor Michael McCann is the Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and has authored more than 20 law review articles, including placements in the Yale Law Journal and Boston College Law Review.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the forthcoming Handbook of American Sports Law (Oxford University Press). McCann is an award-winning journalist and Legal Analyst for Sports Illustrated and a member of SI’s investigative team.  Since 2007, McCann has authored more than 500 legal and investigative articles for Sports Illustrated and SI.com, including coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, Deflategate, the murder trials of Aaron Hernandez, sexual assault allegations against Jameis Winston and Derrick Rose, the Washington Redskins trademark dispute, Donald Sterling’s legal battles with the NBA and his wife Shelly Sterling, Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA, and was the first journalist to interview Lance Armstrong after Armstrong’s appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. McCann holds degrees from Harvard Law School, the University of Virginia School of Law and Georgetown University.