Colleges, Universities and Independent Schools

Our education law attorneys represent leading independent schools and universities throughout Connecticut. We represent educational institutions in a full range of legal matters, including:

  • ADA accommodations and claims
  • Admissions and enrollment
  • Business Contracts
  • Clery Act compliance
  • Discrimination, harassment, bullying and hazing
  • Employment counseling and employment discrimination claims
  • Faculty and student relations
  • FERPA compliance
  • Freedom of Information and student records
  • Investigations
  • Section 504
  • Student Conduct
  • Student discipline and student rights
  • Student, faculty, and employee handbooks
  • Student health issues and disabilities
  • Student safety
  • Title IX and Title VI

Our litigators advocate for educational institutions, handling litigation of all types, including employment, student and faculty conduct, and defense of claims. We routinely assist educational institutions in conducting internal investigations and defending against agency investigations. We defend our education clients in a variety of litigation and problem-solving contexts, including sexual harassment and assault, and Title IX.

Employment Matters

Our attorneys employers and higher education institutions on the full range of employment matters, including employment policies; employee and student handbooks; classification of employees; employment agreements; discrimination claims such as age, disability, race and sex claims; disciplinary procedures; and layoffs and terminations. We also represent clients in matters before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Justice, the Office for Civil Rights, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, as well as in state and federal courts. In addition, we assist businesses with the preparation of employment, shareholder, confidentiality and non-compete agreements.