Profile

Rick is chair of the firm's collegiate sports practice. He understands the unique world of collegiate sports, having spent his career helping clients navigate through the many compliance and regulatory issues they face.

Rick represents colleges and universities nationwide in NCAA compliance, infractions and legal matters and has represented and consulted with members of the Southeastern, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, Big East, American Athletic, Big West and Big South conferences and Conference USA. He also works with collegiate coaches and administrators and conference commissioners.

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Sports Law, 2007-2022 (listed for 15 years)
      • Best Lawyers’ 2018 Kansas City-KS Sports Law Lawyer of the Year
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
    • Sports Business Journal, Power Player, 2016, 2021
  • Johnson County Bar Association

  • NCAA Board of Directors Name, Image and Likeness Rule, Higher Education Committee Meeting and CLE, New Jersey State Bar Association, December 7, 2021
  • College Athletics Update: Emerging Legal Issues, National Association of College and University Attorneys, March 14, 2018
  • Presenter, Baylor University Sports Law Symposium, March 26, 2018
  • Crisis Time for Athletics: Not Just the NCAA, Playing by the Rules: Law and Collegiate Sports Conference, October 20, 2017

  • Chairman, The Monsignor Tom Culhane Endowment Fund