Rapid changes are occurring in higher education, which has led to more regulations and higher levels of compliance for administration. Our attorneys monitor laws that impact colleges and universities, such as Title IX, the Campus SaVE Act and the Clery Act, to provide our clients with up-to-date counsel on compliance and reporting requirements.
We’ve spent decades cultivating relationships with higher education institutions—from community colleges, to private colleges, to public universities—so we understand that every institution is unique, with its own challenges that require creative solutions. Our attorneys are equipped to integrate an array of legal disciplines, such as public entity defense, real estate, trusts and estates, and tort and personal injury litigation, to provide comprehensive counsel to higher education institutions.
Because many of our higher education clients are among the largest employers in the region, they can face complex human resources challenges. Our attorneys are well-versed in this distinct intersection of employment and higher education law, and are prepared to assist our clients with the defense of discrimination suits and whistleblower claims, faculty tenure and discipline issues, and compliance with Title VII, ADA, and other state and federal laws. We are also available to conduct on-site training on topics such as discrimination and harassment prevention, Title IX and sexual misconduct procedures, tenure review, and additional training for supervisors.
Our attorneys are also prepared to assist higher education institutions by acting as special investigators when circumstances require that an investigation of student or employee misconduct at any level be handled by an outside party.