Higher Education Regulatory and Litigation Trends:
Investigated, Audited, Fined and Sued!
Colleges are scrambling to comply with evolving regulatory standards, including changes to the way the Clery Act, Title IX, and other laws are implemented. Many institutions are struggling to deal with the burdens of investigations, compliance costs, expensive audits and the threat of losing federal funding. At the same time, colleges also face a rise in lawsuits by students, employees and others that challenge practically every action, or inaction, from conviction and expulsion for sexual assault, to consumer fraud in reporting post-graduation employment rates. This webinar will discuss the rising regulatory burden and the increase in costly litigation against colleges by examining recent court cases and regulatory changes such as the "Dear Colleague" letters from the Department of Education.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
12:00 pm EST
Presented by attorney Robert Smith:
Robert Smith is a partner at the law firm LeClaireRyan and works on the firm's Tort Defense, Business Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Area teams. He focuses his practice on defending claims against higher education institutions and providing counsel to nonprofits and charitable organizations. He advises clients on complex issues such as institutional governance, regulatory compliance and ethics. Smith is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences and regularly contributes to articles on issues relating to higher education, risk management and trial strategy.