Bryan Adkins's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Mr. Adkins has litigated cases in state and federal courts on behalf of clients in a range of industries. He also counsels multinational companies on anti-corruption issues arising under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.

Mr. Adkins is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Antoon II of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Adkins graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College.

Experience

  • Represents a consortium of major sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, WNBA and NCAA) in litigation, negotiations, 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.
  • Represented major steel manufacturer in antitrust suit involving claims of price-discrimination and various business torts.
  • Advised Fortune 250 company on anti-corruption compliance issues in connection with a bribery investigation conducted by the US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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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