Joel Segal (sports agent)

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Joel Segal
Alma materGeorge Washington University, Hofstra Law School
OccupationSports agent
Years active27

Joel Segal is an American sports agent and the president of Team Sports for Lagardere Americas. He graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University where he was inducted into the George Washington University Sports Executives Hall of Fame in 2011.[1] Segal graduated from Hofstra Law School.[1]

In 2016 Segal was named to USA Today's "The NFL's 100 Most Important People" list.[2] He was named to Forbes "World's Most Powerful Sports Agents" lists in 2015.[3] In 2008 Segal was named one of the "Most Powerful Sports Agents" by Sports Business Journal.[4]


Segal ran a private practice and later became president of Football for Lagardère Sports in May 2016.[5]

Through his career, Segal negotiated contracts for a large list of high-profile players, and has been responsible for many record-setting NFL contracts. At eleven consecutive years, Segal has the longest multiple first-round draft picks streak representing players.[6]

With over 25 years of experience representing NFL players, Segal has built one of the largest practices in the league.[7][8] His list of clients includes many first-round draft picks, pro bowlers, and other notable players.[3][9][10][8][11][12][13]


  1. ^ a b "Joel Segal '89: Providing Protection for NFL Stars". Hofstra Law News. 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  2. ^ "The NFL's 100 most important people". Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  3. ^ a b Belzer, Jason. "The World's Most Powerful Sports Agents 2015". Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  4. ^ The 20 Most Influential Sports Agents - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global
  5. ^ Lagardère Sports extends and expands relationship with Joel Segal - Lagardère Sports
  6. ^ "Top Agents Continue Hot Streak With NFL Draft – Sports Agent Blog". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  7. ^ "Lagardère Sports Promotes Joel Segal To President Of Team Sports – Sports Agent Blog". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  8. ^ a b "Joel Segal snatches Desean Jackson's signature from Jay Z and the others". Jewish Business News. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  9. ^ The Top Sports Agents That Aren't Scott Boras - Business Insider
  10. ^ Insider, Gus Lubin | The Business. "The 12 Best Sports Agents In The World". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  11. ^ Schrager, Peter (2016-04-28). "What It's Like to Be an NFL Super Agent". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  12. ^ "Joel Segal". Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  13. ^ "NFL: The 3 Agents Behind Some of Your Favorite Players". 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2016-10-01.