Orrick Team Earns Litigators of the Week for Landmark NCAA Trial Win

1 minute read | December.02.2022

  • American Lawyer today recognized partners Will Stute, Bill Molinski and David Fuad as Litigators of the Week for their landmark trial win last week for the NCAA.
  • The publication credited Will, Bill and David for securing a complete defense verdict on Nov. 22 in the first trial in the nation involving claims against the NCAA related to concussions in college football.
  • This is the 4th time this year Orrick litigation teams have earned Litigation Dailys top honors for major courtroom wins. It is the 12th time overall in 2022 our litigators have been featured in Litigator of the Week columns for wins.

In this Q&A, Will, Bill and David discuss the challenges and rewards of prevailing in such a high-profile trial. As Will noted, “I love trying cases and this case had everything a trial lawyer could ask for – high stakes, broad implications, complicated legal and factual arguments, a skilled and experienced team of adversaries, and a lot of media attention. Last but not least, I am very proud of the way our highly diverse defense team effectively brought different ways of thinking and perspectives to bear on how we tried this case.”

Our team also cited the contributions of associates Natalie Nahabet, John Badalich, Justin Washington, Deena Dulgerian, and Alexis Golling-Sledge.