Bricker & Eckler LLP

Bricker & Eckler LLP


With 130+ attorneys and six offices, Bricker & Eckler is one of the midwest’s leading law firms. The firm represents a wide variety of clients, with particular strength in the public sector, health care, financial services and energy industries in Ohio and beyond. The firm represents more than 1,000 public entities, including higher education institutions, school districts, counties, county agencies, townships, cities, libraries and port authorities across the state.

Bricker & Eckler currently works with more than 69 institutions of higher education in eleven states in a variety of legal and consulting capacities. Specifically, the type of client with which we have vast experience include state universities, private non-profit colleges and universities, community colleges, non-traditional education providers and career/technical schools.

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Bricker & Eckler is a go-to law firm for institutions and school districts in all aspects of Title IX. Our Higher Education and K-12 groups offer specially trained attorneys and investigators that can assist with everything from compliance reviews and periodic audits to the most sensitive of investigations. Our team, which includes former campus administrators with years of “on the ground” experience, provides thoughtful, comprehensive, and actionable advice. Beyond Title IX, we routinely offer counsel to institutions of all sizes on matters of athletic compliance, coaching contracts and related disputes, conference governance structure, student-athlete health and safety, and IP branding and licensing. Most recently, our attorneys were some of the first to provide detailed counsel following the NCAA’s decision to permit student-athletes to earn compensation from their name, image and likeness.