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Rick practices in the area of collegiate athletics, which includes the representation of Colleges, Universities, athletics conferences and associations, and individuals in National Collegiate Athletic Association related matters.

Previously, he served six years as Director of Legislative Services for the NCAA and one year as an NCAA enforcement representative.

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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

  • Panel Member, College Athletics and Employment Law:  A Conversation About Intercollegiate Sports and the Aftermath of NCAA v. Alston, Gender in Collegiate Sports, NYU Law Collegiate Sports Law Symposium, April 1, 2022
  • 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