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Alexander E. Dreier
Partner, Washington, D.C.
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Alex Dreier's practice is focused on advising universities, medical centers, and other educational and research institutions on laws pertinent to research and education. He advises on regulation of sponsored research and clinical trials, including human subjects and laboratory animal research, conflict of interest, and research misconduct, as well as international and domestic research collaboration. He helps clients respond to government investigations and has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts in litigation concerning civil rights and affirmative action, human subjects research, privacy, school funding, employment discrimination, disability discrimination, and special education. He advises universities and their governing boards on matters related to governance, conflicts of interest, endowment management, international initiatives, tenure, student affairs, and financial exigency.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Alex was assistant to the provost and adjunct professor of law at the University of Oklahoma.

Alex is a frequent speaker on legal developments of interest to education and research clients, including at meetings of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the American Health Lawyers' Association. His views have been published in such periodicals as the Journal of College and University Law, the Bureau of National Affairs' Medical Research Law and Policy Report, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Trusteeship, and West's Education Law Reporter.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Representation of universities in U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights investigations concerning race-conscious admissions, financial aid, and sex and disability discrimination.
  • Advice to university governing boards on conflict-of-interest and endowment-related matters.
  • Representation of institutions in investigations of animal research programs, human subjects research, and alleged research misconduct.
  • Representation of public and private universities in cases addressing informed consent, ownership of research samples, and institutional review board approval.
  • Representation of university in U.S. Supreme Court case addressing student privacy.


Hogan Lovells Publications
25 March 2014 "FASEB Guide on Mitigating Risk of Animal Rights Extremism." Hospital and Federal Research Alert, Hogan Lovells

02 September 2011 "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Extends Comment Period for Proposal to Revise Substantially the Human Research Subject Protection Regulations." Health Alert, Hogan Lovells

29 August 2011 "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issues final rule on investigator financial conflicts of interest in Public Health Service funded research." Federal Research Alert, Hogan Lovells

29 August 2011 "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issues final rule on investigator financial conflicts of interest in Public Health Service funded research." Hospital Alert, Hogan Lovells

29 August 2011 "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issues final rule on investigator financial conflicts of interest in Public Health Service funded research." Health Alert, Hogan Lovells

11 August 2011 "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces proposal to revise substantially the human research subject protection regulations." Hospital Alert, Hogan Lovells

10 August 2011 "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Proposal to Revise Substantially the Human Research Subject Protection Regulations." Federal Research Alert, Hogan Lovells

25 August 2010 "The United States Department of Agriculture Issues Research Misconduct Regulations." Federal Research Alert, Hogan Lovells

07 June 2010 "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Issues Proposed Rule on Investigator Conflicts of Interest in Federally Funded Research." Federal Research Alert

07 June 2010 "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Issues Proposed Rule on Investigator Conflicts of Interest in Federally Funded Research." Hospitals Alert, Hogan Lovells

07 June 2010 "U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Issues Proposed Rule on Investigator Conflicts of Interest in Federally Funded Research." Health Alert, Hogan Lovells

20 May 2009 "NIH Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Conflicts of Interest in Research." Federal Research Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

12 July 2007 "Eighth Circuit Clarifies Ownership of Research Specimens in Washington University v. Catalona." Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

12 July 2007 "Eighth Circuit Clarifies Ownership of Research Specimens in Washington University v. Catalona." Health Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Published Works
01 October 2005 "Race-Conscious Financial Aid and Other Diversity-Enhancing Programs: Legal Developments for Colleges and Universities." The Unfinished Agenda: Ensuring Success for Students of Color, American Council on Education

08 July 2005 "Sarbanes-Oxley and College Accountability." The Chronicle Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education

18 March 2005 "Shifting Standards in Campus Privacy." Trusteeship, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

20 November 2003 "The 2002-2003 Term of the United States Supreme Court and Its Impact on Public Schools." West’s Education Law Reporter 181, no. 1

16 July 2003 "Publication Restrictions in Federal Research Contracts: Recent Developments Invite Clarification of Government Policy." Medical Research Law and Policy Report

12 September 2002 "The 2001-2002 Term of the United States Supreme Court and Its Impact on Public Schools." West’s Education Law Reporter 167, no. 1

01 September 2002 "The 2000-2001 Term of the Supreme Court and Its Impact on Public Schools." West's Education Law Reporter 156, no. 2

01 October 2001 "The 1999-2000 Term of the Supreme Court and Its Impact on Public Schools."

01 December 1998 "The 1997-1998 Term of the Supreme Court and Its Impact on Public Schools." West's Education Law Reporter

01 January 1998 "The 1996-1997 Term of the Supreme Court and Its Impact on Public Schools." West's Education Law Reporter

PRACTICES
Education
Health
Litigation and Arbitration
INDUSTRY SECTORS
Education
Hospitals
Life Sciences and Healthcare
AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Higher Education
  • Federal Regulation of Research
  • Civil Rights
  • Clinical Trials
EDUCATION
J.D., Yale Law School, 1995 M.A., Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford, 1990 B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1988
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Member, American Bar Association
AWARDS / RANKINGS
  • Best Lawyers in America, Education Law, 2010-2014 
BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS District of Columbia Maryland
COURT ADMISSIONS U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit