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Steven Olenick is a seasoned attorney, widely regarded as a go-to resource in the sports industry. Steven provides the full range of transactional, advisory and litigation services to current and retired professional athletes as well as sports agents, managers, coaches and other individuals and entities within the sports industry. His diverse sports practice includes advice on complex legal matters ranging from endorsement deals and branding/intellectual property issues to disciplinary actions and disputes. He also has experience advising institutional banks, private equity funds, family offices, wealth advisors, accountants and other corporate entities and private clients on transactional and advisory matters. Steven acts as outside general counsel to numerous executives and businesses and was described by one client as “one of the best attorneys in the field today, who has a superior legal mind, having a unique approach to solving problems.”

Steven is regularly invited to comment on sports-related topics as a legal contributor on major television networks such as Fox News, Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC, and he is frequently featured as a thought leader by industry media such as ESPN, Sports Business Journal and Sport’s Litigation Alert, as well as law journals from the University of Texas and NYU School of Law. He has been a featured lecturer and guest speaker at some of the country’s leading universities, including Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business, and the Kellogg School of Management, and he has served as adjunct professor at Manhattanville College, teaching Legal Ethical Considerations in Sports.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Cornell University, B.A., with honors, Marshall Scholarship Endorsement

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Named "Best Lawyer" in Sports Law, The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward White, Inc. (2019-2020)
  • Named "New York Metro Rising Star" in Entertainment & Sports by Thomson Reuters (2016-2019)


  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Ethical Considerations in Sports, Manhattanville College