CCMS was one of the law firms involved in this groundbreaking case on behalf of college athletes who challenged the NCAA’s practice of banning compensation related to the use of athletes’ names, images and likenesses. After a three week trial, the court held that the NCAA violated the antitrust laws and issued a permanent injunction, which ruling was upheld by the Ninth Circuit court of Appeals. This case delivered important reform to college athletics, with the result that college athletes have access to millions of dollars each year which can be used to fund their education, cover travel and medical expenses, and acquire pre-professional training as they enter the work force. O’Bannon v. NCAA, et. al, 09-cv-03329 (N.Ca).