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Nikki Wilson Crary is of counsel in the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is focused on counseling in the areas of employment litigation on behalf of management, Title IX Compliance, sports compliance, health and safety issues in sports, NAIA and NCAA compliance.

Nikki regularly counsels educational institutions on Title IX Compliance as well as conducts Title IX Investigations. Nikki also practices employment litigation on behalf of management as well as advice and counsel on all employment issues, including OSHA Compliance.

As public school students in California return to school from winter break, school administrators must be prepared to allow students to participate in school activities in accordance with their gender identity under California’s new Transgender Rights law, which took effect on January 1, 2014. The new law, AB 1266 or the Success and Opportunity Act,

Reports of potential NFL players being asked such questions as “Do you like girls?” have surfaced and are being criticized as apparent attempts to ascertain the individual player’s sexual orientation.  These reports follow statements made by a few NFL players opining that homosexual teammates would not be welcome in the locker room.  Fans often forget

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed in the Northern District of Illinois against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and NCAA Football on behalf of current and former NCAA football players who sustained a concussion(s) or suffered concussion-like symptoms while playing football at an NCAA school.  The lawsuit alleges the NCAA has failed

As sports fans begin their annual football watching, rivalry matches, and tailgating, most forget that sporting teams are often “employers” or associated with an “employer.”  Like other employers, Colleges and Universities, School Districts, and Professional Sports Teams must comply with Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) standards.

These employer obligations recently were spotlighted in a

Seventy-five former NFL players and some of their spouses have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the NFL and a long-time supplier of protective helmets, alleging that the League knew as early as the 1920s of the harmful effects that concussions may have on a player’s brain, but concealed that information from