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Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference

Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Legal Issues Sponsorship

2018 Conference Exhibitors

Cozen O’Connor

CozenOConnor-Logo-RGBRanked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 700 attorneys in 26 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Cozen O’Connor has been working in education for almost two decades, and firm attorneys have experience representing a wide array of academic clients. Our Institutional Response Group delivers holistic responses to institutions confronting sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, child abuse, and other forms of misconduct. We represent colleges and universities in connection with policy, compliance, investigations, and governance issues.


DinseLogo_RGBOne of the largest law firms in Vermont and upstate New York, clients of Dinse aren’t just clients of individual attorneys; they’re clients of the firm. Dinse applies its experience, drive and intellectual capital on the side of every client relationship. It’s why Dinse is seen as the “go-to” firm to navigate today’s most complex legal problems and why Chambers USA gives Dinse its highest rankings for the strength and reputation of our attorneys.

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd.

firmimageHMBR is a Chicago based law firm that was founded in 1993. We value excellence and experience over size, focusing on practice areas, including: Health Care, Education, Labor & Employment, Business, Litigation and Real Estate.  HMBR has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top health care firms in Chambers’ USA Guide.

Husch Blackwell

HB Horizontal Logo CMYKOur Higher Education team has more than 25 dedicated higher education attorneys with hundreds of years of collective experience representing over 200 educational institutions, including public and private colleges and universities, research institutions, community colleges, nursing and allied health institutions, proprietary schools and publicly traded education companies. Drawing on the resources of a full-service firm, our team provides a range of services, including compliance, training, and operational counsel; advocating before government agencies; and litigation and enforcement defense.

Margolis Healy

MH&A LOGO WebMargolis Healy is a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. We provide our clients with a variety of specialized services that include physical security assessments; Title IX and Clery Act compliance assessments and training; emergency management risk and hazard assessments; emergency preparedness and crisis response systems and exercises; implementation of lethal and less-than lethal force options; litigation consultation and expert witness services; and special investigations/independent reviews.

Pepper Hamilton LLP

phlogo2color.crw1 [Converted]Pepper Hamilton’s Higher Education Practice Group helps colleges, universities and preparatory schools identify, prepare for and solve their most complex legal issues. A full-service law firm with more than 425 lawyers and 13 offices throughout the country, Pepper has represented clients in higher education throughout its more than 125-year history. Our lawyers act as trusted advisors who counsel board members, administrators and faculty on the multifaceted challenges that colleges, universities and preparatory schools encounter on a daily basis. These representations have included some of the most high-profile cases in the education sector, including matters related to Title IX, corporate governance, hazing, alumni actions, the First Amendment and discrimination. Whether it involves labor, finance, tax, intellectual property, civil rights, the First Amendment, data privacy and security, real estate, health care or litigation, Pepper Hamilton has the breadth and depth to tackle our clients’ most pressing legal issues in a diligent and efficient manner.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

SEAL_Logo_rgbSaul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP has been serving institutions of higher education, including large public and private universities, small independent colleges and universities, community colleges, and a myriad of education-affiliated entities, for decades. The Firm was among the first to establish a Higher Education Practice dedicated to serving post­-secondary clients on a national basis. The Higher Education team includes attorneys who have worked closely with higher education general counsels as well those who understand the needs of higher education institutions across many practice areas: tax, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, litigation, energy, environmental, regulatory compliance, commercial transactions, immigration, information technology, trusts and estates. Simply stated, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr understands how legal issues intersect with life on campus.

2018 Conference Partners

NCCPS-ID-seal-clr-308x308National Center for Campus Public Safety  (NCCPS)
The National Center for Campus Public Safety was chartered by Congress in 2013, with bipartisan support, in the wake of recent school tragedies. The National Center will connect many campus safety entities – from campus police chiefs and security directors, to professional associations, advocacy organizations and community leaders – with one another. We will improve and expand resources to those charged with providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, teachers and staff at our nation’s schools. The National Center will fill a void by providing comprehensive, centralized resources and technical assistance and training specific to campus public safety. We will also highlight and promote best and innovative practices specific to campus public safety challenges. We look forward to connecting and working with you all in the near future.

University Risk Management and Insurance Association
URMIA_logoThe mission of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association is to promote the advancement and application of effective risk management principles and practices in institutions of higher education. The University Risk Management and Insurance Association is the preeminent source of innovative and effective solutions to the challenges facing institutions of higher education in the pursuit of their academic, social and economic goals.

University of Vermont Partners

College of Education and Social Services
Continuing and Distance Education
Office of General Counsel