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.