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Details: TCLE. Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines in Postsecondary Education August 5, 2021. Postsecondary Institutions: Business Considerations July 13, 2021. Examining ED’s Incentive Compensation Rule May 6, 2021. Higher Education Transactions: Valuation & Structure February 23, 2021. CMMC and 800-171 in Government Contracting and Higher Education February 4, 2021. The Regulatory Outlook for Higher

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U.S. Department of Education Thompson Coburn LLP

Details: Higher Education Transactions: Valuation & Structure February 23, 2021. CMMC and 800-171 in Government Contracting and Higher Education February 4, 2021. The Regulatory Outlook for Higher Education January 28, 2021. Protecting the Ever-Increasing Endpoints in Higher Education October 21, 2020. Analyzing ED’s New Distance Education Rule

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Higher Education Mergers & Acquisitions Thompson Coburn LLP

Details: Higher Education Transactions: Valuation & Structure February 23, 2021. CMMC and 800-171 in Government Contracting and Higher Education February 4, 2021. The Regulatory Outlook for Higher Education January 28, 2021. Protecting the Ever-Increasing Endpoints in Higher Education October 21, 2020. Analyzing ED’s New Distance Education Rule

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REGucation Thompson Coburn LLP

Details: The U.S. Department of Education has directed institutions to make a good-faith effort to gather and publish the new crime statistics in this year’s Annual Security Report, with the understanding that schools will be required to report the new statistics to the Department in 2015.

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Analyzing ED’s New Distance Education Rule

Details: Webinar. On September 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published its new, final distance education rule in the Federal Register. This new regulation includes important updates, including a revised definition of “distanced education,” detailed standards for regular and substantive interaction, and an amended approval process for direct assessment programs.

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Education malpractice and student litigation: New lessons

Details: Education malpractice and student litigation: New lessons learned. Kim Bousquet April 26, 2016. As those in higher education are keenly aware, postsecondary institutions must regularly (and increasingly) contend with civil suits filed by current and former students. Since the 2007 economic downturn, one type of suit appearing more frequently

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Is your institution of higher education covered by HIPAA

Details: Aaron Lacey is a partner in Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education practice, and editorial director of REGucation. You can find Aaron on Twitter (@HigherEdCounsel) and LinkedIn, and reach him at (314) 552-6405 or [email protected]thompsoncoburn.com.

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Ransomware attacks: What higher education institutions

Details: The latest university cyberattack has reignited the discussion of internet and data safety in higher education. Monroe College is the latest target, with many of its technology systems disabled and the hackers demanding around $2 million in Bitcoin to restore access.Schools must be aware of the prevalence of ransomware and should consider steps to mitigate their risk of attack.

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Mergers and acquisitions in higher education: Considering

Details: Mergers and acquisitions in higher education: Considering the letter of intent. In recent years, there has been a significant uptick in merger and acquisition activity involving institutions of higher education, and many familiar with the industry expect this trend to continue. …

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Thompson Coburn releases free Title IX training series for

Details: On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s new and controversial Title IX Rule concerning allegations of sexual harassment takes effect. To assist institutions of higher education working to comply with the new rule, Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Practice has created a free, online lecture series that provides foundational training for those individuals who will be

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Getting ready for ED’s new state authorization rule

Details: The U.S. Department of Education’s new “state authorization” rule is set to become effective this coming July 1, 2018. Though there is still some possibility that the current administration will act to delay the rule, for now, institutions of higher education must prepare to comply.

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Free Title IX compliance checklist for institutions of

Details: As institutions of higher education are acutely aware, the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX Rule takes effect this Friday, August 14, 2020. Pursuant to the new rule, colleges and universities are required to prepare and implement a wide range of new policy and procedural requirements.

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COVID-19: Is there a silver lining for higher education

Details: The onset of COVID-19 on institutions of higher ed has come at a time when the industry is already facing significant financial distress and declining enrollment. However, for institutions who survive this hardship, there is reason to believe that the hard times that have plagued higher education in recent years might finally abate.

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ED issues instructions to Higher Ed to obtain CARES Act funds

Details: Katie Wendel, a member of the Firm’s Higher Education Practice, represents higher education clients in a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters. Scott Goldschmidt is the former Deputy General Counsel for a prominent institution of higher education, and a member of the firm’s Higher Education practice.

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Make college great again: Higher education in the Trump era

Details: More broadly, the best opportunity for the GOP to make a lasting impact on higher education in the Trump era will be the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). This is the law that authorizes most federal higher education programs, including Pell Grants and federal student loans.

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Recent Cases Addressing the Educational Malpractice

Details: Career Education Review • April 2016 Ohio law, like the law of other states, does not recognize a claim for inadequate educational services “regardless of the label a plaintiff places on such a claim.” 22 KIMBERLY BOUSQUET is a partner in Thompson Coburn’s higher education and …

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Private student loan laws: Compliance and consequences

Details: For institutions of higher education that offer private student loans, there are a multitude of federal and state laws that need to be followed. Keeping up with these laws can be a significant challenge, but failure to comply could result in severe penalties.

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Rightsizing the Right Way: Restructuring and Realignment

Details: An experienced higher education attorney, with time served both as outside and in-house counsel, Aaron's practice is dedicated entirely to assisting postsecondary institutions and their partners to advance their educational and operational objectives while navigating complex regulatory environments. Joseph H. Smolinsky, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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The CARES Act: More options for higher education

Details: In our first blog post concerning the CARES Act and higher education, we focused on those provisions specifically designed to provide relief to postsecondary institutions and borrowers.As a follow-up, we provide below a brief overview of provisions that, while not designed specifically for higher education, are nonetheless relevant to institutions in their roles as businesses and employers

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An Examination of ED's New Borrower Defense Rule: The

Details: On August 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released the unofficial version of its new Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) rule, along with a brief overview of the regulation. The official version is expected to arrive in the Federal Register in the coming days. The Department’s new BDR rule, which becomes effective on July 1, 2020

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An Examination of ED's New Borrower Defense Rule

Details: In 2018, Aaron served the U.S. Department of Education as one of 17 primary negotiators charged with creating the new BDR rule. The Department appointed Aaron to represent and negotiate on behalf of general counsels, attorneys, and compliance officers at institutions of higher education nationwide. CLE

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CARES Act funds: Significant new USED guidance includes

Details: The U.S. Department of Education has issued significant new guidance to institutions of higher education regarding their receipt and use of the funds being distributed through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), a relief program created by the CARES Act. In this article, we review the important, and in some cases, surprising information that was included in the new guidance

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Minding FERPA during COVID-19

Details: In an effort to respond to COVID-19, institutions of higher education are undertaking unprecedented operational changes, and doing so at lightning speed. If you have not already done so, it is important to take a moment to consider whether the changes that have occurred on your campus have given rise to new student privacy matters that need to be addressed.

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REGucation Thompson Coburn LLP

Details: The U.S. Department of Education has issued significant new guidance to institutions of higher education regarding their receipt and use of the funds being distributed through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), a relief program created by the CARES Act.

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An Introduction to Managing Title IX Sexual Harassment on

Details: an education program or activity of the school against a person in the United States must respond promptly in a manner that is not deliberately indifferent and complies with 34 CFR 106.44(a). Formal Complaint of Title IX Sexual Harassment: In response to a formal complaint of sexual harassment, institutions must follow a Title IX

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Associate Professional Development Thompson Coburn LLP

Details: Continuing Legal Education (CLE): in-house CLE programs, as well as firmwide subscription to West LegalEdcenter and the American Bar Association. E-Learning Modules : more than 60 on-demand learning modules that cover a variety of professional, leadership, and self-management skills, as well as diversity, inclusion, and wellness opportunities.

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A two-minute overview of the September 9 executive order

Details: President Biden stated in yesterday’s late-afternoon address to the nation that he would require all executive-branch employees and federal contractors to be vaccinated. Following President Biden’s speech, the White House issued the Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees and the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for

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COVID IV legislation: A summary of provisions most

Details: COVID IV legislation: A summary of provisions most impacting higher education. On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, a $2.3 trillion spending bill that combines a $1.4 trillion omnibus appropriations bill for federal fiscal year 2021 (“Omnibus”) with $900 billion in supplemental appropriations to

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Clarifying the status of Gainful Employment and Borrower

Details: During the second term of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Education promulgated several complex regulatory packages. Among the most significant and controversial were the Gainful Employment (“GE”) rule, effective July 1, 2015, and the Borrower Defense to Repayment (“BDR”) rule, scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2017. These rules introduced extensive reporting and

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Title IX Module 1: An Introduction to Managing Title IX

Details: On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s new and controversial Title IX Rule concerning allegations of sexual harassment takes effect. To assist institutions of higher education working to comply with the new rule, Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Practice has created a free, online lecture series that provides foundational

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2016 Borrower Defense Rule now in effect: Free webinars

Details: Aaron Lacey October 17, 2018. As many in higher education are aware, yesterday, following a long series of lawsuits, opinions, and orders, the “borrower defense rule” promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education on November 1, 2016, took effect. The 2016 Rule was slated to become law on July 1, 2017, but was delayed by the current

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U.S. Department of Education taps Aaron Lacey to help

Details: The U.S. Department of Education has selected Thompson Coburn partner Aaron Lacey to serve as one of 17 negotiators charged with reworking a complex and controversial Obama-era regulation commonly referred to as the “borrower defense” rule.. Aaron will join a group that includes student and consumer advocates, agency representatives, accreditors, financial aid administrators, and business

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Norma Jackson, J.D. St. Louis, Thompson Coburn LLP

Details: Norma also served as co-chair of the College of Education's Diversity Committee and led the launch of the college's first-ever chapter of the National Alliance of Black School Educators. News. Thompson Coburn signs on for Mansfield 5.0 to expand diversity and equity in Big Law June 28, 2021.

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The CARES Act for Higher Education: Strategy and

Details: On April 20, 2020, as part of our continuing coverage, we’ll host a special, 90-minute webinar during which we’ll review the status of the Act’s programs for higher education, consider the latest guidance concerning their implementation, and address common questions arising as institutions develop their strategies for securing and distributing funds.

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Getting Ready for USED’s New Student Disclosure Requirements

Details: Join the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and Thompson Coburn for a webinar examining the new student disclosure requirements that go into effect on July 1, 2020. These disclosure requirements apply to all institutions of higher education, and to all covered programs, whether offered through distance education or on-ground

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Emily Wang Murphy Washington, Thompson Coburn LLP

Details: Emily Wang Murphy is a Partner in Thompson Coburn's Washington, office focusing in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, General Corporate, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Governance & Compliance, International Commerce, Higher Education, and Transportation.

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Immigration and COVID-19: What does higher ed need to know

Details: The Regulatory Outlook for Higher Education In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many colleges and universities have closed their campuses and shifted to online instruction. From F-1 students to foreign national faculty, physicians and staff, stakeholders across higher ed find themselves in the midst of a constantly evolving immigration

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Will the Higher Education Act be reauthorized in 2018

Details: The Higher Education Act (HEA) was signed into law in 196 as part of his Great Society initiative. It is the basic federal law intended to increase accessibility to higher education by all. About 75% of all federal higher education student aid flows through HEA programs.

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Title IX Investigations & Informal Resolutions

Details: an education program or activity of the school against a person in the United States must respond promptly in a manner that is not deliberately indifferent and complies with 34 CFR 106.44(a). Formal Complaint of Title IX Sexual Harassment: In response to a formal complaint of sexual harassment, institutions must follow a Title IX

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Higher Education Transactions: Valuation & Structure

Details: Webinar. Thompson Coburn’s Higher Education Practice is pleased to announce the next entry in its 2020-21 Higher Education Webinar Series. On Tuesday, February 23, the practice will offer a 90-minute presentation focused on valuation and structure in transactions involving institutions of higher education.

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Guidance on Borrower Defense Regulations

Details: Webinar. On March 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education released much anticipated guidance detailing how the agency would go about implementing its 2016 “borrower defense” rule. As indicated in the Department’s announcement, the 2016 version of this complex and controversial regulation was scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2017

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Steve Mitchell St. Louis, Thompson Coburn LLP

Details: Steve serves as a trusted advisor to financial institutions engaged in all types of public finance and lending transactions. He has provided clear, comprehensive counsel on nationally recognized financings in a variety of sectors, including education, transportation, and health care. As …

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Joyce Pratt St. Louis, Thompson Coburn LLP

Details: Education. Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. with Health Law Certificate, 2005 Saint Louis University School of Social Service,

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Contingency Planning for Distressed Institutions of Higher

Details: Brian Dietze leads the Education Investment Banking Group at Stifel which he joined in 2007. Mr. Dietze has worked extensively in the education and training industries. The Education Group’s focus includes early childcare, K-12, postsecondary, educational content and publishing, continuing education and education technology and services sectors.

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