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Nikki L. Wilson Crary

Of Counsel
Orange County

P 949-885-1360
F 949-885-1380


Nikki Wilson Crary is Of Counsel in the Orange County, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is focused on counseling in the areas of employment litigation on behalf of management, Title IX Compliance, sports compliance, health and safety issues in sports, NAIA and NCAA compliance.

Ms. Crary regularly counsels educational institutions on Title IX Compliance as well as conducts Title IX Investigations. Ms. Crary also practices employment litigation on behalf of management as well as advice and counsel on all employment issues, including OSHA Compliance. She 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 & IX, 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 has been a contributor to the Sports Litigation Alert and to the Matthew Bender treatise on OSHA’s standards regarding crane and derrick regulations. She also regularly contributes to the Collegiate and Professional Sports Law Blog on the Jackson Lewis website.

Published Works

  • “Construction and Safety and Health: The View from Washington, D.C.,” Construction Executive, (October 2011) [Co-Author]
  • White Paper on the 2013 Dear Colleague Letter dealing with Section 504 and Athletics [co-author]
  • A chapter on Concussions for the Legal Treatise “In the Arena” [co-author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Title IX Updates” - ATIXA Convention, American Association for Affirmative Action Convention, the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity Convention, and University of Texas Higher Education Risk Management Conference
  • “Title IX –Gender Equity” and “Sexual Harassment,” National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Convention (2012)
  • “Legal Issues in Athletics: Concussion Management/Sickle Cell Testing,” National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Convention (2011)
  • “Legal Ramifications of Concussive Injuries," American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (June 2011)
  • "Concussions in Athletics," National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention (June 2010)

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August 31, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis’ Collegiate Sports and Higher Education Practice Groups Offer Customized Training Programs to Satisfy the NCAA’s New Sexual Assault Training Policy

August 31, 2017

The NCAA Board of Governors has released a new policy governing institutional obligations to educate student-athletes and staff on sexual violence response and prevention. Under the new policy, all colleges and universities must conduct annual education and training for student-athletes and athletics department employees. The NCAA is... Read More

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Title IX Sexual Misconduct – Comprehensive Webinar Series

November 2, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

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Title IX Sexual Misconduct – Comprehensive Webinar Series

October 19, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

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California’s Transgender Rights Law
January 6, 2014

As public school students in California return to school from winter break, school administrators must be prepared to allow students to participate in school activities in accordance with their gender identity under California’s new Transgender Rights law, which took effect on January 1, 2014. Read More

NFL Asks Applicants about Sexual Orientation – Is it Discrimination?
April 4, 2013

Reports of potential NFL players being asked such questions as “Do you like girls?” have surfaced and are being criticized as apparent attempts to ascertain the individual player’s sexual orientation. Read More

NFL Faces Former Players In Lawsuits For Claimed Failure To Disclose Dangers
June 15, 2012

 A class action has been filed on behalf of reportedly 2,138 former NFL players against the NFL. They claim the NFL failed to disclose known links of head trauma and permanent brain injury. The June 7th class action consolidates 81 lawsuits that were filed through May 25 against the leagu. Read More