Eurweb highlights Partner Patrick Bradford’s contribution to the Supreme Court’s decision in N.C.A.A. v Alston, noting that his larger contribution is to the African American community as a whole. This decision opens the door for college athletes to one day realize full economic rights and marks a fundamental shift away from the exploitation of young black labor.
Partner Patrick Bradford speaks to NPR on the lasting impact of the United States Supreme Court ruling that the NCAA cannot stop universities from giving student-athletes education-related benefits.
Bradford Edwards & Varlack LLP is mentioned in New Yorker magazine, which highlights several pivotal Supreme Court cases that arose against the backdrop of the 2020 pandemic and the recent presidential election. Among the noteworthy topics was the unanimous Supreme Court ruling in N.C.A.A. v. Alston, which struck down N.C.A.A. restrictions on education-related benefits for college athletes.
Tillman Breckenridge is quoted in Law.com as giving “all credit to Patrick Bradford for starting things up and really pushing to get the amicus brief,” submitted to the Supreme Court in N.C.A.A. v. Alston, “across the finish line.” Bradford’s efforts not only targeted the anti-competitive practices of the N.C.A.A. but also served to emphasize the exploitation of young black athletes and the disparate impact of N.C.A.A. regulations on African American communities as a whole.
Partner Patrick Bradford is touted by Reuters as having “organized the effort” to expose the N.C.A.A.’s anticompetitive conduct in the amicus brief written for N.C.A.A. v. Alston, a brief which earned a citation from Justice Brett Kavanaugh in his concurring opinion.
Partner, Denver Edwards, co-author of the amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in N.C.A.A. v Alston, is quoted in Law360 discussing economic productivity and opportunity for college athletes. Edwards, a former college athlete himself, discusses that marketing is “incredibly important because in the time that you are most productive, these students are able to maximize their economic productivity and be able to go forward and support themselves.”
Partners Patrick Bradford and Denver Edwards, co-authors of the amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in the case N.C.A.A. v. Alston, discuss the injustice of the N.C.A.A. athletic industry which capitalizes on the talent of young college athletes while simultaneously depriving them of quality education and the financial means to succeed in the future. While this case is rooted in issues surrounding anti-competition, is also serves as a call for justice on behalf of young, primarily black, athletes who are being exploited to perpetuate a capitalist agenda.