Academic institutions and education-related service providers, product partners, and investors have long been at the forefront of innovation. The industry often finds itself in the vanguard of tackling social issues, exploring unique partnership and revenue opportunities, and implementing critical safety protocols. As education institutions and other stakeholders navigate this forward-thinking industry, complex legal and business issues inevitably arise.
Our lawyers have a command of the full spectrum of issues our clients face in the education industry. We serve an expansive range of clients involved in education, including private and public colleges and universities, academic medical centers, governing bodies and boards of trustees, endowment funds, for-profit educational program providers, public and private primary and secondary schools and charter schools, special education and related services, research organizations, investors in educational technology, and other entities in the industry.
Our lawyers collaborate across practices and offices to bring our education industry clients elite, comprehensive legal services. We consider US federal, state, and local regulatory compliance and concerns, as well as applicable global laws and regulations.
Our lawyers understand that complex and sensitive matters require a detailed knowledge of the legal issues at play and how they could impact our clients’ businesses and reputations. As the legal landscape evolves around Title IX requirements, cybersecurity and privacy, athletics, and intellectual property, our lawyers advise education institutions and related companies on the following:
Education-related institutions are major employers. As such, they face a host of labor and employment and benefits issues. Our lawyers advise on workplace culture, college athletics, ERISA-related lawsuits, and benefit plan design and administration issues, including the following:
With the growing demand for performance returns and the rise of virtual learning, our lawyers advise on the explosion of investments, transactions, and governance issues involving academic institutions and other participants in the education and edtech sectors, including the following: