NCAA Trial Win Tops CVN List of Most Impressive Defense Verdicts of 2022

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The Courtroom View Network recognized an Orrick litigation team’s trial win for the NCAA as the Most Impressive Defense Verdict of 2022. Our team, led by partner Will Stute, secured a defense verdict in December in the first trial in the nation involving claims against the NCAA related to concussions in college football.

CVN, which broadcast the trial, cited the precedent-setting stakes in the trial with thousands of similar cases pending around the country. “The key role this critical bellwether defense verdict could play in the eventual disposition of those other cases earned this trial the top spot on CVN's 2022 list,” the network said.

In addition to Will, the recognition cited partners William Molinski and David Fuad, as well as trial team members Marc Shapiro, Anne Malik, Natalie Nahabet, Deena Dulgerian, John Badalich, Justin Washington and Alexis Golling-Sledge.

American Lawyer also recognized the team as Litigators of the Week for the trial win.