Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's education law team comprises attorneys who regularly work with a variety of public and private educational institutions and who appreciate the need to thoughtfully evaluate how legal decisions and strategies intersect with each education client's overall educational mission.
Our education law attorneys are knowledgeable about traditional legal issues facing educational institutions, including student conduct and dismissal matters; campus safety, including VAWA and Clery Act issues; serious personal-injury claims, such as concussions; discrimination laws, such as Title IX, the ADA, and Section 504; employment issues, as well as faculty promotion and tenure; and unique aspects of serving the “business” needs of education clients, such as public records, FERPA, and financial aid. Our work includes front-end compliance work, such as the development and implementation of Title IX regulations and guidance; representation in front of administrative agencies, including the EEOC and OCR; and defense of lawsuits pursued in state and federal courts. We regularly handle and defend sensitive claims that have consequences beyond the specific party or parties asserting them, and work with a range of campus leaders and in-house counsel in doing so.
Our attorneys also serve educational institutions in a broad variety of other areas, including intellectual property, particularly copyright, trademark, patent, and tech transfer, data privacy, environmental compliance and toxic tort claims, nonprofit governance and restrictions, FCC issues, affiliation and licensing agreements, and the land use permitting, construction contracting, and financing required for expansion projects.
We are proud of our ability to anticipate and respond to the evolving legal service needs of our education clients and to work with educational institutions to support their missions.