As a former NCAA Division I student-athlete, Kasey’s passion is advising clients on legal and compliance issues related to athletics so colleges and universities can provide the best and most equitable experience to their student-athletes.

Kasey Havekost is a higher education attorney with specific experience in legal and compliance issues related to collegiate athletics. As the chair of the Athletic Compliance within the firm’s Education practice group, Kasey advises higher education and K-12 clients on athletic compliance and legal issues including Title IX athletic compliance (including comprehensive reviews and plans), student-athlete conduct, student-athlete eligibility and name, image, and likeness.

As a trained Title IX investigator and decision-maker, Kasey assists colleges and universities in drafting and reviewing institutional policies to comply with federal regulations. In addition, Kasey provides guidance on various legal issues on campus, including financial exigency, accreditation, hazing, FERPA, the Clery Act and animals on campus.

Kasey’s prior experience includes working at the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and in the LSU athletic compliance department, where she assisted with NCAA compliance matters involving amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, and playing and practice seasons. Additionally, she has crafted conference-sponsored legislative proposals.

During the COVID pandemic, Kasey provided guidance on various legal issues associated with COVID-19, including communication plans, re-opening campus plans, acknowledgment and liability waivers, international students, and remote learning options.

Kasey is a former legal extern with the United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, where she analyzed multiple case files, prepared memoranda, researched case and statutory law, observed trial proceedings, and revised citations on judicial opinions.

Industries & Practices


Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D.); Dean’s Scholar (2018–2020); Co-Chair, Street Law; Member, Public Interest Law Society; Team Member, National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (2020); Member, Sports and Entertainment Media Law Society

Kent State University (B.S. in Sport Administration, summa cum laude); Student-Athlete, Women’s Golf

Professional Activities

  • Member, National Association of Colleges and Universities (2021-present)
  • Member, Ohio Bar Association (2021-present)


Presentations & Publications


Additional Items

  • Speaker, “Name, Image, and Likeness in College Sports”, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (September 2022)
  • Speaker, “Name, Image, Likeness Top Issues: What attorneys need to know”, myLawCLE and the Federal Bar Association (January 2023)
  • Speaker, “Webinar: U.S. DOE OCR Guidance on Athletics Opportunity Under Title IX”, Bricker & Eckler (February 2023)
  • Speaker, “It's Game Time: Complying with the NCAA Policy on Campus Sexual Violence”, Bricker Graydon (March 2023)
  • Speaker, “Athletics Compliance Update Higher Ed”, Bricker Graydon (March 2023)
  • Speaker, “NIL Sports Law Panel”, Santa Clara Law School (March 2023)
  • Speaker, “U.S. Department of Education's Proposed Change to its Title IX Regulations on Students' Eligibility for Athletic Teams (K-12 & Higher Education)”, Bricker Graydon (April 2023)
  • Speaker, “Don’t Strike Out: Hot Topics in Title IX and Athletics” Toledo Title IX Summit (May 2023)
  • Speaker, “Athletic Compliance Update”, SIU Law and Bricker Graydon (June 2023)
  • Speaker, “The College Athletic Department Toolkit Series: Balancing Compliance and Competitive Success in an Era of Change”, Bricker Graydon & INCompliance Consulting (September-October 2023)
  • Author, Disclosing Athletes’ NIL Activity and FERPA, LEAD1 Name, Image, and Likeness Institutional Report (October 2022)
  • Author, Student-Athletes, Speech, and Sponsorships: The Intersection between Academics, Speech, and NIL Activity, LEAD1 Name, Image, and Likeness Institutional Report (January 2023)
  • Author, NIL, NCAA & the Non-Governance of Esports, LEAD1 Name, Image, and Likeness Institutional Report (March 2023)
  • Author, Ready, Set…Wait. California’s student-athlete revenue sharing bill stalls in committee, LEAD1 Name, Image, and Likeness Institutional Report (August 2023)
  • Author, Summary Judgment Denied; Former Coach and College Head to Trial on Whether Conduct Violated NCAA Bylaws, Journal of NCAA Compliance (October 2023)

Outside The Office

Outside the office, Kasey enjoys playing golf and attending concerts and sporting events.

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  • State of Florida, 2023
  • State of Ohio, 2021
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
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