Sponsors - National Conference on Law and Higher Education





Cozen O’Connor

Cozen O’Connor’s 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, 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.
Our Institutional Response attorneys have decades of experience conducting high-profile investigations into sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, child abuse, and other forms of misconduct, and assisting institutions in implementing trauma-informed, fair and impartial prevention and resolution processes.


Recovery Division of Arcadia Healthcare


Tom Bennett has spent ten years working with senior administrators, department heads, and others to help direct students and families to appropriate behavioral health treatment and guide re-enrollment. He is a member of NASPA, ACHA, and ASCA. As the first corporate ally with HECMA, he has been trusted to serve colleges and universities across the country.
He identifies treatment needs, assists in determining appropriate treatment options, and guides schools and families toward accessing treatment. There is no cost or fee for the service. The only cost is for the treatment, and we find options within the family’s resources, including insurance benefits and ability to pay.

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ACPA College Student Educators International


ACPA-College Student Educators International’s mission is to support and foster college student learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices, and programs, for student affairs and student services professionals and the higher and tertiary education community. ACPA leads the student affairs profession and the higher education community in providing outreach, advocacy, research, and professional development to foster college student learning.

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Allied Universal


Allied Universal is a leading facility services company, and the largest security services provider in North America. With over 140,000 well-trained employees, Allied Universal provides unparalleled security services and solutions to serve, secure and care for the people and businesses in our communities. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver tailored solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business, achieve goals, seize opportunities and exceed stakeholder expectations.
Allied Universal’s divisions include Security Services, Security Systems, Janitorial Services and Staffing Services. In all aspects of our business, relationships with our employees and clients are at the heart of everything we do, every day.
Allied Universal was formed in August 2016, through the merger of AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America. This brought together two industry leaders, combining best practices, experience and expertise to provide even greater support to clients and employees.
An unrelenting focus on clients’ success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 50 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions…Allied Universal is there for you.

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Drinker Biddle’s Education Team provides clients with a full range of legal and legislative services with the goal of helping them achieve their missions and objectives. The team is a coordinated, multidisciplinary group with broad experience that gives the perspective necessary to resolve legal issues in an arena as dynamic and complex as higher education.
Our lawyers represent a broad spectrum of entities with interests in higher education, including private and public colleges and universities, academic medical centers, educational associations and accrediting organizations, investors and financial institutions and third parties that provide support services to the higher education community.
We offer demonstrated national leadership in handling the core legal concerns of institutions of higher education.
Our Services:
• Accreditation• Corporate Governance and Fiduciary Duties• Distance Education• Employee Benefits and Labor• Government Affairs• Health Care Regulatory Compliance• Intellectual Property• Litigation• Planned Giving and Investments• Privacy• Public and Tax-Exempt Finance• Real Estate• State Authorization and Licensure • Taxation• Telecommunications and Broadcasting• Title IX Compliance and Investigations• U.S. Department of Education Regulatory Compliance


Education Law Association


The Education Law Association (ELA) is a national, nonprofit member association offering unbiased information to its professional members about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of all professionals involved in education in both public and private K-12 schools, universities, and colleges.
As to legal issues in higher education, ELA’s monthly School Law Reporter includes case summaries in higher education. In addition to the monthly materials, each of the case summaries is uploaded to an online searchable database for members only. Our spring webinar series is available to members at no additional cost; non-members pay a fee of $79-129 per webinar.
ELA is also the publisher of Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law, a popular reference book and graduate-level text. A new title, Case Studies in Higher Education Law, was released in 2016. A new edition of Students, Colleges, and Disability Law is in the contract stage as is a new title on the First Amendment in higher education. In addition, through various partnerships with firms and associations we co-produce several publications, webinars, and seminar



For the past 15 years, EVERFI has been the national leader in online prevention and compliance training for over 1,700 colleges, universities and Greek organizations. EVERFI’s mission in higher education is to support campuses and communities in driving lasting, large-scale change on critical health and safety issues including sexual assault, high-risk drinking, substance abuse, harassment and discrimination, diversity and inclusion, and more. Over 6 million college students and employees will participate in EVERFI courses this year.
EVERFI’s higher education product offering provides proven-effective primary and ongoing training for students and employees across a range of topics. EVERFI’s team of prevention and legal experts ensure impact and legislative compliance. All courses are accessible to WCAG 2.0 AA standards and can be integrated into existing learning management systems. EVERFI’s administrative platform powers tailored deployment of training (across courses, time points, and target populations), with live participation tracking and built-in customization options. Survey and assessment data can be accessed in real-time and benchmarked against the national aggregate, custom peer institutions, and year-over-year trends.

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Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. is recognized as a leading national law firm in the field of higher education law. At HMBR, we believe that our role as legal counsel is to think and act creatively and strategically and to work with our clients to chart a path that allows them to achieve their institutional and business objectives. The attorneys in HMBR’s Education Group have deep knowledge and broad first-hand experience in all aspects of the higher education industry. We work with colleges and universities across the country on education law and policy, regulatory compliance and reform, corporate transactions, accreditation, labor and employment, collective bargaining, public/private partnerships, civil rights issues such as sexual violence/harassment, racial discrimination and accommodations, and administrative law. Our team includes attorneys who have worked in high-level public sector positions, including serving in senior capacities in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for General Counsel, Office for Civil Rights and Office for Federal Student Aid, as well as in the U.S. Department of Justice, state education departments, as counsel or as board members to accrediting agencies, and as in-house counsel. We believe our multiple perspectives uniquely position us to meet the needs of our clients.

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Maxient LLC


Maxient LLC is a company founded and staffed by folks who actually worked in the field, their only product, Conduct Manager, is the solution of choice at over 700 colleges and universities nationwide. Originally developed to assist with traditional student discipline cases, Conduct Manager is now being used to handle many other case types including, but not limited to: academic integrity, students of concern, BIT, and Title IX. Maxient offers its entire software without modules, meaning all functions to assist with various case types is included. This is offered with unlimited access, to unlimited users, and with unlimited space in which to store any number of cases and related files. Any software package is only as good as the customer service rendered, and Maxient understands that. 24/7/365 emergency support, rapid response, and utilizing client feedback to inform product development are just a few of the ways Maxient sets itself apart.