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2019 Conference Exhibitors
Founded in 2004, the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy provides a unique resource for both attorneys and non-attorneys alike in advancing a better understanding of the ever-changing realm of higher education. As part of its goal in fostering better understanding of federal and state laws and regulations, the Center routinely puts on webinars targeted towards hot button issues and hosts an annual national conference.
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 750 attorneys in 27 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. Our diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals. Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group delivers holistic responses to institutions confronting sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, child abuse, safety and security issues, and other forms of misconduct. We represent colleges, universities, K-12 educational and other child-serving institutions, as well as corporations, hospitals, religious institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, in connection with policy, compliance, investigations, and governance issues.
HMBR 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.
At Holland & Knight, we put our legal knowledge to work for you in a practical manner. We know that to be the best value to you, we must first provide personalized solutions tailored to your needs. With more than 1,300 lawyers in our 28 U.S. and international offices, as well as legal colleagues in over 40 countries around the world, we are committed to providing the highest quality legal counsel combined with the utmost in client service – across state and national borders – in a seamless, cost-effective manner. This level of legal guidance, combined with our interdisciplinary structure and the firm’s global network, is your assurance of high-quality resources when and where you need them. www.hklaw.com
Our 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.
Colleges and universities need to manage, resolve and prevent conflict throughout their institutions. JAMS, a worldwide leader in dispute resolution, is singularly qualified to provide a comprehensive range of unique and effective solutions for problems facing students, faculty and administration. As an external neutral entity, JAMS brings objectivity to disputes affecting the organizations and parties we serve. Our neutrality and expertise reinforce principles of fairness within otherwise closed systems, which can be particularly beneficial in Title IX programs, for example, where JAMS provides adjudicators, hearing officers, mediators and/or facilitators. For more information, please contact Jennifer P. Sambito, Esq. at 714.937.8202 or email@example.com, or visit jamsadr.com/solutions.
Margolis Healy, an affiliate of Cozen O’Connor, is a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. We provide institutions with a variety of specialized services that include, but are not limited to, campus safety and security assessments; Title IX and Clery Act assessments; 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 special investigations/independent reviews. Our team of professionals brings a diverse set of skills and expertise to client institutions ranging from large public universities to private institutions, community colleges and K-12 private and public school districts.
Saul 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 postsecondary 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. For more information contact Joshua W.B. Richards, Vice Chair, Higher Education Practice, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SUNY Student Conduct Institute (SUNYSCI) provides in-depth live and digital training to student conduct officials, hearing officers, Title IX officials and other college personnel in due process, trauma-informed investigations and adjudications, questioning and weighing of evidence, and other crucial best practices in the investigation and conduct process that comply with relevant case law, Title IX guidance, the Clery Act, and New York Education Law 129-B. The Institute complements and enhances each member institution’s practices by offering robust, hyper-local live trainings within a short drive on a semi-annual basis. Additionally, we offer a suite of digital trainings that cover federal and state mandates, along with a Casebook updated regularly with the latest developments in the field.
2019 Conference Partners
National 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 of Vermont Partners
College of Education and Social Services
Continuing and Distance Education
Office of General Counsel