Congratulations to BG partner Arthur Bryant for being honored with the first-ever Legacy Award from Public Justice. The former Chairman and Executive Director of Public Justice, Arthur is being lauded for the 35 years he spent building this nonprofit legal advocacy organization from two staff (him and the receptionist) to the public interest powerhouse it is today. Arthur has won major victories and established precedents in constitutional law, consumer protection, civil rights, workers’ rights, toxic tort, class action, mass tort, and access to justice litigation nationwide. The National Law Journal twice named him one of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in America and recently honored him as a 2021 Trailblazer in Sports Law for his landmark work fighting sex discrimination in sports.
In the past two years, Arthur and his co-counsel have won Title IX settlements preserving women’s (and men’s) intercollegiate athletic opportunities and advancing gender equity at Brown University, the College of William & Mary, Clemson University, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, East Carolina University, the University of St. Thomas, La Salle University, Dartmouth College, and Dickinson College. Arthur has successfully represented more female (and male) athletes and potential athletes in Title IX litigation against schools and universities than any lawyer in the country.