Industry

Education

Education-sector organizations must manage law compliance in an environment more complex, intense, and variable than in bygone days. Education institutions face financial pressure, heightened regulatory burdens and government enforcement, keen competition, increased internationalism, and fast-paced technological opportunities and risks. We are attuned to these issues.

Representative experience

Advised several universities on establishment and operation of comprehensive degree-granting campuses abroad, including in China and the Middle East.

Advised a Middle East institution on governance, transactional, regulatory, and intellectual property issues.

Advised on establishment of sites in Africa & Asia for university sponsored projects involving clinical programs, collaborative research, and humanitarian assistance.

Advised universities on, and negotiated agreements related to, international education initiatives such as study abroad centers, student exchange programs, and dual and joint degree programs.

Defended a university against claims by a donor’s heirs that the institution misused the donor’s gift.

Defended a leading research institution in a False Claims Act matter involving more than US$1bn in federal grants from several agencies.

Advised an education institution on consumer protection related investigations by an attorney general and the Federal Trade Commission.

Represented a nonprofit university in a FCA lawsuit against it and its distance education service provider alleging violation of the Higher Education Act incentive payment rule.

Advised many leading universities on board, faculty, administrative staff, and student governance practices and policies.

Served as transaction and education regulatory counsel in an affiliation between a nonprofit university and a nonprofit health professions school for a pathway program and other initiatives.

Serviced as transaction and education regulatory counsel for the buyer of a health professions school.

Served as education regulatory counsel in an affiliation between, and subsequent merger of, two nonprofit higher education institutions.

Advised mandated lead arrangers on the US$360m take-private of a British company with schools throughout Asia by a global private equity firm.

Advised colleges and universities on, and negotiated, contracts with third parties providing support services for distance education programs.

Advised numerous institutions on responses to adverse accreditation actions.

Advised non-U.S. institutions on compliance with U.S. federal student financial aid requirements.

Represented higher education institutions and associations in proceedings before the NLRB concerning its jurisdiction over religious-affiliated institutions.

Education regulatory counsel to the target in an acquisition of an education company that provides alternative programs for students with behavioral, emotional, and academic issues.

Webinar

DEA regulatory compliance for educational institutions

Join Jason Hadges and Lynn Mehler, partners in our Health Regulatory practice, for a complimentary webinar on federal controlled substances regulatory compliance considerations for...

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Events

Association of University Legal Practitioners AULP Annual Conference

Bill Ferreira will participate in the Association of University Legal Practitioners (AULP) Annual Conference held at Aston University on 16 and 17 May 2018.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Third time's the charm? ED delays distance education rule Education Alert

On May 9, 2018, the Office of Management and Budget issued the Spring 2018 Agency Rule List, which indicates that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has proposed a two-year delay of the d...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Changes in the Act on the National Court Register Hogan Lovells

On March 15, 2018, the Act amending the Act on the National Court Register and other Acts entered into force. This Act introduces revolutionary changes that will have long-term effects on...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Employment alert: April 2018 Hogan Lovells

In this month's issue of our newsletter on employment matters in Poland:

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

A Case Study in Compliance U.S. Federal Research Funding versus EU

Elizabethann Wright and William Ferreira will be speaking at the 24th Annual EARMA Conference from April 16-18, 2018 in Brussels. The session will be titled "A Case Study in Compliance:...

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