In the few years that I’ve known Rich, his ability to speak truth to power, be it in his capacity as a member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Hastings Foundation, or providing advice and sage counsel in his Convocation address to the first-year law students has been astonishing, but very much needed and welcomed by the Hastings community.
I’ve known Rich for more than a decade and not until he agreed to speak as a guest on my “live” podcast did I learn that he has deep personal relationships with and has represented some of the GOAT’s in sports, but more importantly, understands how they did not allow their own insecurities upend their quest for greatness!
Audiences are riveted by Rich’s story of how he grew up without hot water or toilets in his home, and as a young teenager, lived through racial unrest that claimed the life of a friend and transformed his already run-down neighborhood into an armed camp. Rich spins a tale of his history-making life while positioning audiences to use our lives and skills to elevate our professional lives.
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ON THE MEDIA
Often called on to serve as on-camera spokesperson, Rich Nichols has sparred with some of media’s heavyweights such as Nora O’Donnell on CBS 60 Minutes.
Over the last two (2) decades, Nichols has created and deployed strategic media plans and crisis communications strategies for clients embroiled in at least two of the largest domestic and international, media-driven, white-collar criminal-related controversies in the business of sports.
LEGAL ANALYSIS & PUNDITRY
Rich is a lawyer, consultant, author and legal crisis manager providing strategic counsel to high profile, under scrutiny clients.
He has more than 30-years of experience in the business of sports, politics, finance, venture capital and technology. Known as a vigilant protector of brands and reputations, Rich has safeguarded professional athletes, college and professional coaches, sports executives, teams, leagues, events, sports properties and investors.
Legal Crisis Communications
Nichols has handled the cases of celebrated Olympic Champions and international sports icons embroiled in what were characterized at their respective times as the biggest scandals in sports history.
He has supported corporate finance executives and financial services companies entangled in myriad government civil and criminal investigations, as well as certain principals embroiled in the high-profile Penn State scandal.
Proactive Representation of High-Profile Executives
In addition to Nichols’ considerable experiences in the sports industry, he has also proactively managed mission-critical crises and communications for high-profile executives and financial services companies entangled in myriad government civil and criminal investigations. If the information is mismanaged, and erroneously reported in the mainstream and social media, it could instantly—in the time it takes a tweet to be published—ruin their reputations and careers.