Bryan L. Adkins

Bryan L. Adkins

Senior Associate

Bryan Adkins litigates complex commercial cases in federal and state courts and before administrative tribunals. He also has substantial experience representing clients in connection with regulatory investigative and enforcement matters instituted by government agencies. Mr. Adkins's clients have included pharmaceutical companies, major sports leagues, agribusinesses, consumer products manufacturers, financial institutions, and various other business entities.

Mr. Adkins maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented clients in a broad range of pro bono matters, including civil rights litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, and criminal proceedings.

After law school, Mr. Adkins served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Antoon II of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Experience

  • Consortium of major sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, WNBA and NCAA) in litigation and multiple federal agency proceedings involving disputes over billions of dollars in copyright royalties paid to retransmit broadcast TV programming pursuant to statutory licenses under the Copyright Act. Member of trial team in 18-day trial before the Copyright Royalty Board to determine the allocation of over $800 million in royalties. Cross-examined two expert witnesses at trial.
  • Steel manufacturer in antitrust suit involving claims of price-discrimination and various business torts.
  • Major pharmaceutical company in MDL litigation alleging fraudulent marketing of opioids for long-term pain.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2010, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • BA, Amherst College, 2003, magna cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Clerkships
  • US District Court, Middle District of Florida, The Honorable John Antoon II
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