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California Athlete Agency Law: Keeping Athletes & Agents On the Field (Audio Only)

Produced on November 25, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 23m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Education Administrative Sports Law

Course Description

Athlete agency law hasn’t gone through rapid, real impact changes like this in decades. Turn on any cable sports and business show and you’ll find athlete agency law is constantly being discussed. Whether a lawyer wants to join a college athletic department, counsel student-athletes on scholarships & amateur eligibility, or review pro contracts, this course provides the knowledge required to understand the obligations.

Presented by Brian Brunkow, a Seattle-based California and Washington-licensed attorney, this course will cover key topics such as critical sports agency regulations, best practices for vetting sports agents, non-agent lawyer “do’s and don’ts” in negotiations, and current state law trends taking power and control away from the NCAA.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine federal, state, NCAA, and university sports agency rules
  2. Counsel clients on sports agency selection
  3. Identify the lawyer’s role in sports law
  4. Analyze the growing power struggle between the NCCA and states concerning amateur athletes, endorsement money, and agent representation

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Brian Brunkow is a Seattle-based CA & WA-licensed attorney with a background in regulatory compliance, corporate training, and dispute resolution. Outside of work, Brian has coached youth and high school football, is a sports-parenting author, and speaks at west coast high school coaching clinics on student-athlete development and NCAA recruiting. 


  • Bar Member: WA ’01 & CA ‘06

  • J.D., Cum Laude Honors; Business Law Focus Seattle University School of Law

  • Mediation Dispute Resolution Certificate Seattle University School of Law

  • Collaborative Team-Negotiations Program Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group


  • Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA: NCAA Athletic Recruiting & Scholarships

  • Horizon Academy High School, San Diego, CA: Peak Sports Parenting

  • Arizona Football Coaches Association Conference: Coaching & Communication

  • Glazier Coaching Academy, Reno & Las Vegas, NV: Student Athlete Development


  • Zero Offseason, #16 @ Amazon/Kindle for Coaching Football category

  • Athlete to Entrepreneur #16 @ Amazon/Kindle for Sports Law category

  • Coaching Communication: Negotiations & Conflict Management, The Washington Coach

  • Copyright & Music Licensing, Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association Literary Contest Finalist (Non-Fiction)


francisco javier m.

not what i expected but useful for general knowledge purposes

Elisa V.

Passionate about subject. I wish it was a video course but otherwise excellent. Though it seemed specialized topic, we are often surrounded by student athletes and there was valuable information.

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