Bricker Graydon Announces Collegiate Athletics Partnership with the Atlantic Sun Conference


Bricker Graydon LLP proudly announces its latest collaboration as the newly appointed Preferred Partner of the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN), further solidifying its commitment to supporting collegiate athletics and higher education institutions. Through this partnership, Bricker Graydon will offer advisory services, including strategic planning, athletic compliance, Title IX, and NIL guidance, to all 12 ASUN member institutions.

Kasey Havekost and Joel Nielsen, members of Bricker Graydon’s Athletic Compliance team, will be managing the relationship with the Atlantic Sun Conference. “We are excited about our new partnership with Commissioner Jeff Bacon, the ASUN, and its member institutions,” Kasey said. "With the current legal landscape of college athletics, we look forward to helping schools navigate the future to stay compliant and competitive, while also enhancing the student-athlete experience.”

Kasey Havekost, a former Division I student-athlete, is a Higher Education Attorney at Bricker Graydon with experience at institutions like LSU and the Mid-American Conference. She brings a unique perspective to advising colleges and universities on legal and compliance issues related to collegiate athletics, prepared to navigate any nuanced intricacies that may arise with her clients. Kasey ensures institutions adhere to federal regulations, state law, and associational bylaws, offering guidance on matters ranging from student-athlete conduct to NIL rights.

Joel Nielsen, Higher Education Specialist at Bricker Graydon, brings over two decades of experience as an athletic director, enriching the partnership with invaluable insights into athletic department management and strategic planning. Together with Havekost, they stand ready to empower ASUN institutions to thrive in today’s competitive collegiate sports environment.

For more information about ASUN’s announcement regarding their new Preferred Partnership with Bricker Graydon, visit .

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