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Anastasios Kaburakis, Ph.D.

Department of Management

Steering Committee
Emerson Leadership Institute


J.D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ph.D. in Sports Management, Indiana University Bloomington
M.S. in Athletic Administration/Sports Management, Indiana University Bloomington

Research Interests

Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Strategy and Structure, Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Discrimination and Employment Law, Entertainment Law, European Union Law, Gaming Law and Policy, Higher Education Law and Policy, Immigration Law and Policy, Intellectual Property, International Comparative Law, International Competition and Antitrust Law, International Sport Law, Governance, Migration, Athletes' Transfers and Restraints, Legal and Political Philosophy, NCAA Compliance, New Media and Sport Communications, Sport Betting and the International Gambling Industry, Strategic Management in the Sport Industry, Torts and Institutional Liability

Professional Experience

  • Attorney At Law
  • Lead Consultant NCAA International Student-Athletes Inclusion (2021 - Present)
  • Founder & Manager, Nomos LLC (2010 - Present)
  • ACS Athens and Greek Basketball Coaches Association Consultant (2008 - Present)
  • Burson-Marsteller/TSE Consulting Academic Advisor (2007 - Present)

Publications and Media Placements

Holden, J., Kaburakis, A., and Rodenberg, R. (2018). Esports: children, stimulants, and video-gaming induced inactivity. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, doi:10.1111/jpc.13897

Holden, J., Rodenberg, R., and Kaburakis, A. (2017). Esports Corruption: Gambling, Doping, and Global Governance. Maryland Journal of International Law, Vol. 32, Iss. 1, 236-273

Holden, J., Kaburakis, A., and Rodenberg, R. (2017). The Future is Now: Esports Policy Considerations and Potential Litigation. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, Vol. 27, Iss. 1, 46-78

Zaharia, N. & Kaburakis, A. (2016). Bridging the Gap: U.S. sport managers on barriers to industry–academia research collaboration Journal of Sport Management, Vol. 30, Iss. 3, 248-264

Zaharia, N., Kaburakis, A., and Pierce, D. (2016). U.S. sport management programs in business schools: Trends and key issues. Sport Management Education Journal, Vol. 10, Iss. 1, 13-28

Honors and Awards

  • Fr. Thomas M. Knapp, S. J. Distinguished Faculty Award (2018)
  • Best Paper Award, Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (2017)
  • Saint Louis University Student Government Association Faculty Excellence Award (2017)
  • Saint Louis University Most Influential Person (2015)
  • World's Top 20 Most Influential Sports Lawyers, Sports Business International (2010)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • International Masters of Gaming Law
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • National Association for Athletics Compliance
  • Thessaloniki Bar Association

Community Work and Service

  • Hellenic Spirit Foundation
  • Alliance for Sport Business