College Athletes Call Justices’ NCAA Ruling A Game Changer


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.”

Modern Day Peonage: A Legal Fiction Stands Between College Players and Their Rightful Compensation


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.

SEC Settles with Cheesecake Factory: A Small Penalty with Big Implications

TRUNORTH Client Alerts

New York, January 25, 2021 – The SEC sent a message to public companies recently when it settled an investigation involving well-known eatery, Cheesecake Factory (see SEC Order). The company’s failure to make accurate disclosures about its financial condition, as prompted by Covid-19 realities, was egregious, yet the SEC’s order allowed the company to neither admit nor deny liability, to pay a civil money penalty of $125,000, a slap on the wrist for a public company, and agree to cease and desist from committing or causing any violations and any future violation of the reporting standards of Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rules 12b-20 and 13a-11 thereunder. What is the message? The Staff is watching – closely.

Veteran Diverse Attorneys Join Forces to Form Bradford Edwards & Varlack LLP

TRUNORTH Press Releases

NEW YORK (September 30, 2020) – Three veteran attorneys have teamed up to build a law firm with an explicit mission to eliminate the barriers that inhibit the advancement of diverse attorneys, while solving its clients’ most significant business problems with unparalleled excellence. The firm was founded on a belief that nurturing diverse talent and delivering the highest quality legal services are two aims that complement each other.