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Educational Institutions

We have extensive experience representing educational institutions and have in-depth knowledge of the unique issues that face these organizations, including:

  • Governance matters, faculty issues, shared governance, tenure issues, questions of academic freedom, employment issues, student claims and a host of other claims and issues facing educational institutions;
  • Advice, counsel and litigation of claims arising out of disabilities and accommodations, both by students as well as by faculty, staff and employees;
  • Litigation of disputes with vendors to educational institutions, particularly those vendors that provide educational products or services;
  • Gender equity claims under Title IX as well as claims for sex discrimination or sexual harassment;
  • Response to charges filed with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights;
  • Student privacy issues, including questions related to obligations under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA);
  • Student and faculty discipline issues;
  • Study abroad issues; and
  • Student and faculty immigration issues.