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Aaron’s follow is dedicated entirely to encouraging establishments of increased training navigate complicated lawful and regulatory issues. He has significant working experience in the array of federal, state, and accrediting company regulations and standards that govern postsecondary establishments, and is a repeated writer and speaker on subject areas relating to larger schooling coverage and the federal monetary aid programs.
In 2018, Aaron served the U.S. Department of Schooling as a single of 17 negotiators billed with overhauling the Department’s complex and controversial “borrower defense” rule. The Division chosen Aaron to stand for and negotiate on behalf of standard counsels, attorneys and compliance officers at postsecondary establishments nationwide.
Aaron consistently represents institutions in administrative proceedings just before point out licensing entities, accrediting agencies, and the U.S. Division of Instruction, like issues arising from audits, plan testimonials, and investigations of the Place of work of Inspector Normal.
In help of institutional initiatives, he helps clientele in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of agreements, such as domestic and worldwide articulation, consortium, licensing, marketing, and agency contracts, and in the scenario of postsecondary mergers and acquisitions, inventory and asset buy agreements. Aaron also assists with the management of regulatory and authorities agency interactions, policy generation and implementation, strategic organizing, and compliance devices design and style.
Aaron is a member of the National Affiliation of College and College Lawyers and of the American Bar Association.
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A member of Thompson Coburn’s Better Education Practice, and the previous Deputy Common Counsel for Catholic University, Scott understands the distinctive problems that greater schooling customers confront and how to best assistance them realize their aims. Drawing on his expertise in a college general counsel’s place of work, Scott delivers a practical, in-house point of view to the demanding authorized, regulatory, and compliance difficulties confronted by postsecondary institutions. Scott is effectively-versed in running all kinds of working day-to-working day and extensive expression lawful demands facing institutions of larger education and learning, and routinely assists establishments with matters involving discrimination legislation, scholar affairs, agreement drafting and critique, and policy advancement. He also has practical experience with disaster administration, advising on reputational problems, and applying controls to mitigate hazard. Scott is a graduate of George Washington University and of the Catholic College of The us Columbus University of Regulation. He also is a member of the Countrywide Association of School and College Lawyers and of the American Bar Association.