Role Model

Gabe Feldman

Paul and Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law, Tulane Law School

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.

Gabe Feldman is the Paul and Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and Director of Tulane’s Sports Law Program. He teaches antitrust, sports, negotiation, mediation, and contract law. Gabe is a Sher Garner Faculty Scholar and the Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance at Tulane University. He is also a member of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports.

Gabe has emerged as one of the leading voices in the country in the growing field of sports law. He is regularly quoted in national publications and has made numerous appearances on television and radio programs. He also serves as a legal analyst for the NFL Network.
In 2013, Gabe received a President’s Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching, in recognition of excellence in teaching, learning, and research. Before joining Tulane’s faculty, he spent nearly five years with Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Gabe served as judicial clerk to Judge Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida.

In addition to teaching and offering professional expertise, Gabe supports several nonprofit and community organizations as a volunteer. He serves on the boards of the Sports Lawyers Association in addition to Athletes for Hope, a nonprofit organization created to harness the power of sports to drive social change. Gabe is the Director of Special Olympics New Orleans and has recently helped foster a partnership between Tulane University and the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in New Orleans.

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