For more than 40 years, we’ve represented some of the country’s leading universities, independent schools, and school districts in a variety of capacities.
The unique mission of educational institutions involves not only nurturing the academic relationships between teachers and learners, but playing a vital role in sustaining the economic and civic vibrancy of their broader communities. We share our clients’ values of diversity, innovation, and community, which allows us a perspective beyond the university walls. We serve a broad spectrum of clients—from major universities to K-12 schools and private colleges and research centers to public school districts. The rich and diverse experience of our team allows us to provide comprehensive legal representation to all of our clients.
Served as lead outside counsel to Harvard University in connection with its review of Jeffrey Epstein’s giving and other institutional connections.
Filed amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of AALDEF in SFFA v. Harvard, arguing in support of the consideration of race as a means of increasing student body diversity and enhancing the university experience.
Successfully defended Northeastern University in COVID-related tuition class actions brought by undergraduate students, securing dismissal of all claims.
Successfully defended a university professor in a National Science Foundation investigation of alleged research fraud.
Serve as general counsel or special outside counsel for leading Massachusetts colleges, universities, and secondary schools.
Advised Boston University in connection with state and federal environmental compliance requirements relating to the development of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories in Boston’s South End.
Represented leading for-profit colleges and universities in developing and implementing comprehensive legislative and regulatory strategies with respect to federal efforts to limit institutional eligibility for federal financial aid.
Represent companies in-licensing IP from academic institutions such as Harvard, MIT, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Johns Hopkins University, and UCSF, as well as represent institutions out-licensing intellectual property.
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