Nikki Wilson Crary is an Associate in the Orange County, California office of Jackson Lewis LLP.
At Jackson Lewis, Ms. Crary’s practice is focused on counseling in the areas of sports compliance, health and safety issues in sports, NAIA and NCAA compliance. Ms. Crary also practices employment litigation on behalf of management as well as advice and counsel on all employment issues. Ms. Crary has litigated single and multi-plaintiff cases, in both state and federal courts, as well as before state administrative agencies, on all aspects of employment law from wage and hour to harassment, discrimination, and disabilities cases. She also practices before such tribunals as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement and the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Ms. Crary’s practice includes litigation under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, including but not limited to disability, harassment, and discrimination; Title VII, California Labor Codes; Federal Labor Standards Act; Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, California Family Rights Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Cal-OSHA.
Ms. Crary is admitted to practice before all California state courts, U.S. District Courts of California and the California Supreme court and has performed all work relating to litigation from inception through the appellate stage in state and federal court
Ms. Crary has been a contributor to the Sports Litigation Alert and was chosen to be a presenter on Concussions in Athletics at the June 2010 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention. In addition, Ms. Crary was a presenter at the 2011 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Convention on the “Legal Issues in Athletics: Concussion Management/Sickle Cell Testing” and at the 2012 Convention on “Title IX –Gender Equity” and “Sexual Harassment.” Ms. Crary also presented at the June 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting on the “Legal Ramifications of Concussive Injuries.’
Ms. Crary co-authored an OSHA article entitled “Construction and Safety and Health: The View from Washington, D.C.” in the October 2011 special edition of Construction Executive magazine. She has also contributed to the Matthew Bender treatise on OSHA’s standards regarding crane and derrick regulations and regularly contributes to the Collegiate and Professional Sports Law Blog on the Jackson Lewis website.
Ms. Crary received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Colorado State University, in 1998. She earned her Juris Doctor from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 2001.