We represent educational institutions of all sizes, from large universities and colleges to independent and public schools. In some instances we serve as general counsel, working directly with the institution’s officers, senior management and other staff. In other instances, when the institution has in-house counsel, we work closely with the institution’s lawyers to provide advice or representation on specific matters.
True Experience in Issues Affecting Educational Institutions
Our Educational Institutions practice consists of partners, counsel and associates from all practice areas of the firm. These lawyers focus substantially—and in some cases almost exclusively—on the representation of educational institutions. Our lawyers not only have substantive legal experience in the issues that academic institutions face, but also understand the unique characteristics of educational institutions and of the industry context in which they operate.
The depth and breadth of our education practice ensures that we are constantly involved in and monitoring the latest legal developments and trends that affect our clients.
A Full Range of Counseling, Transactional and Litigation Services
Our lawyers regularly provide advice and counseling across a wide range of issues affecting educational institutions, from training on sexual harassment and other employment issues to advice on student disciplinary proceedings, internal investigations and crisis management. Our transactional lawyers regularly represent educational institutions in a broad spectrum of financing, real estate, intellectual property and other commercial matters. Our litigation lawyers regularly represent schools, colleges and universities in a wide range of matters in state and federal court, administrative agencies at the federal, state and local levels and in arbitrations and mediations.
Responsive and Cost-Effective
In addition to providing the highest levels of substantive experience and professional skill, our practice prides itself on providing client service that is unsurpassed in responsiveness and cost-effectiveness. We understand that our clients not only need us to get it right, but also need us to do so in a timely and efficient way.